|I can't wait to see|
what my readers write
in my m/s!
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This is the first time I've asked non-writers for feedback, so I did some research and found that asking questions was helpful. I found these sites useful:
- Questions For Your Beta Readers - Guest Post by Jodi Renner, Posted on The Blood-Red Pencil
- Have you hugged your Beta Reader today? on PaperDemon
- What should we look for in a beta reader? by Jami Gold
- What to Ask Your Beta Readers by Laura Matthews
I borrowed heavily from those resources and I also added a few questions of my own:
- Did the main characters' attraction / love make sense?
- Did the love scenes make sense for the characters?
- Were there any parts that made you laugh?
- Before you read the story, do you find the title interesting / intriguing?
- After you've read the story, do you think the title is appropriate? (Yes, I have title paranoia.)
And, my last question I adapted from my writing friend Mahrie G. Reid (although I think hers was worded more concisely):
- When you got to the end, if you'd paid for the book, do you think you would have been satisfied with your purchase?
Then, because I know this is a commitment and I don't know if they'll like what they read, I included a thank you note and gift card to express my appreciation.
I'm actually more excited than nervous (right now, anyway) to have this story in my readers' hands. It feels like a step forward, a step in the right direction.
Do you have any "must ask" questions for beta readers? Or, other helpful resources?