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BetaReaders: Connecting Authors with Betas


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Connecting authors with betas and talking all things critique.

Looking for feedback on something you've written? Want to help an aspiring author polish their manuscript? Have a critique-related question? You're in the right place!#### Description ####Submit a Beta Request

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Includes information for both authors and betas on how to get the most out of this sub, along with information about word count vs. page count, Reddit resources for writers, and more.

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###Golden Rules of Beta Reading

Betas: When giving critiques, thou shalt be diplomatic. TL;DR - Assume the author knows what they're doing and that every choice is intentional, and frame your feedback as your opinion to avoid making objective claims.

Authors: When receiving critique, thou shalt not argue with the reader. TL;DR - Trying to explain yourself or "correct" the reader is fruitless and should be avoided: take the feedback, or don't. If a reader is being abusive, let the mods know.

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