Beta Reading

Finding beta readers and writing friends are critical parts of the writing process–you shouldn’t submit your manuscript to any editors or agents until beta readers have taken a look at it. Similarly, it’s crucial to be a good beta reader. To watch all of our videos on beta reading and finding writing friends, use the embedded playlist. To find a specific topic with regards to beta reading, use the list below or the search bar.

6 Places to Find Beta Readers/Critique Partners

Meghan Jashinsky talks about some places that you can find beta readers/critique partners/writing friends.

Being a Great Critique Partner!

In this Sunday Special Live chat, the WordNerds talk all about critiquing your writing friends’ work.

Being a Proper Beta Reader

Calyn Morgan talks about how to be a courteous beta reader.

Beta Readers

E. Latimer talks about when you should send your manuscript to beta readers.

Do You Need a Beta Reader?

E. Latimer talks about whether or not you really need someone to beta read your work.

Embrace Criticism!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN-71hUiu7c&t=15s Desiraye Williams talks about the importance of criticism for your writing process. It’s okay! Don’t be scared!

Finding THE ONE (Critique Partner)

Meghan Jashinsky talks about a great opportunity to find your true love critique partner.

Is Your Writing Group Wrong About Your Story?

Meghan Jashinsky talks about when you should and shouldn’t listen to your beta readers’ criticism.

Making Writing Friends

Kellie Sheridan talks about making new writing friends on the internet.

On the Importance of Writer Friends

E. Latimer talks about the importance of having author friends because they’ll really get you. They know the struggle!

Running an Online Writing Group

Kellie, Erin, Meghan, and Kyra share what it’s like in their writing group, and the mechanics of running a writing group online.

Should I Sign Up for a Writer’s Conference?

E. Latimer is prepping to go to a writer’s conference, and thinks if you are able to go to one, you totally should.

Should You Join a Writer’s Group?

E. Latimer talks about whether joining a writing group might be a good choice for you.

Writing Groups

Erica Crouch talks about the inspiration that you can get from writing groups.