View Full Version : In the market for a beta reader of a romance fiction novel

07-15-2012, 11:09 PM
Hi, I'm a newbie with a novel in progress. I'm a girl so I'd prefer a male beta reader. I need someone who I can bounce ideas off of and who's not going to coddle me but will give insightful, constructive criticism. I need a beta that I can ask about anything and everything, no matter what it is. If you'd like to take this on, message me as soon as you can or respond to the thread. Thanks a lot and I look forward to working together :)

07-15-2012, 11:42 PM
EL, it would probably help if you were to read the sticky-thread at the top of this subforum, entitled Please Read Before Posting! (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14331). It discusses the differences between a beta-reader and a mentor/writing partner. I think you're looking for one of the latter.

There's also a sticky entitled What Is A Beta Reader? (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69137) which contains a discussion about what beta readers do and don't do, and what writers can reasonably expect (vs what is unreasonable). You might find reading that thread to be helpful, too.

07-15-2012, 11:54 PM
Thanks, I'll give it a shot

07-17-2012, 01:51 AM
I'll help either way just let me know.
the iron man