From the Archives: Beta Readers

One of my favourite (and best) beta readers was my dear Aunt Norma. Now that she’s gone I’ve been thinking back to all the reading she did for me, and remembering her insight and tact, her encouragement and wisdom. Beta reading isn’t easy, either for the writer¬†or for the reader. I’ve drawn from the ArchivesContinue reading “From the Archives: Beta Readers”


Beta Readers

Sunday afternoon as wind-driven snow whipped over the backyard peaks and valleys fashioning them into anonymous mounds, I settled in by the fireplace. It was time to begin reviewing notes made by the long-suffering people who agreed to be beta readers of my current novel. ¬† Beta reading is a necessary tool in the pathContinue reading “Beta Readers”