I find these talks informative and attend as many as I can. I do this for several reasons.
- I am always looking to improve myself as a writer.
- I live by the credo: "Use it or lose it". In today's economic climate, when money is tight, the Arts are the first to suffer.
- It is a form of networking.
- By supporting other writers, I hope they will support me when the time comes.
This talk was on Beta Readers.
I have heard of beta readers and the role they often play in a writer's life. However, I was unsure what it meant, how to be a good one, and how to use one. This talk set me straight. I now have a better understanding of the beta reading process and relationship.
The presenter was Belinda Pollard of Small Blue Dog Publishing. Belinda has a wealth of knowledge and experience as an editor, writer, and indie publisher. If you get the chance to hear her talk please go. Her talks are no frills, but neither are they so scarce on information that you come away empty handed.
I am about to start putting her hints into action.
Yours in Writing