I’m looking for a few good men and women. And no, I don’t mean for dating purposes. And I didn’t mean for an orgy. (Although, come to think of it, that does sound like a good time, doesn’t it? Yes? No? Just me? And the slutty girl at the bar drinking an apple martini? Well, it’s a start.)
The writing process is a challenging one and I could really use your assistance. When I put story to paper, it really helps to have feedback. Are the characters likable? Is the story fun? Does it make you feel anything? Do you read a sex scene and immediately tear your partner’s clothes off in order to release the pent up tension caused by the book?
This is where you come in. You can read the unfinished story and help me understand how it appears in someone else’s head. You can give me feedback to help me make the story better.
(You can tear your clothes off whenever the tension gets to you and send me pictures to prove it, but I’m probably only going to look at them as long as you’re 18-40, female and have something of an hourglass figure. Nothing against anyone outside those parameters, just personal preference there.)
But be warned: beta reading is not a job for everyone.
Beta reading means reading before the story is compete. Details and events may change before the finished version comes out. If you’re a hardcore fan of the story and characters, you probably don’t want to be behind the scenes prior to publication, trust me. That might be fun after reading, but it sure isn’t fun before reading.
Beta readers need to be objective, thorough, and preferably have a sound understanding of grammar, spelling and be able to communicate their feedback professionally. And, most of all, they have to be trustworthy. Because if they go leaking the story online before it’s finished, those spoilers are going to hurt a lot of people really excited to read the next book. And I won’t work with anyone who might hurt other people.
If being a beta reader sounds like it might be your thing, please contact me. You can use the contact form on the website.
(Ok, I suppose women interested in being used for dating purposes and orgies may also use the contact form. But only awesome women. NO crazy people. And NO evil enchantresses with armies of spiders. Good witches are fine. Well, bad witches are fine too. If they enjoy being spanked. But, under any and all circumstances, absolutely NO spiders! Thank you.)