Editing Tip #100 – When to Take a (BETA) Reader’s Advice

We all know the importance of feedback when it comes to editing, revising, and re-writing our books and stories… it’s crucial.

But how do you know which advice to take and which advice to leave?

It’s not as difficult as you might think. Bottom line, the more feedback you get the easier it is to decide.

finger book markThere are two ways to look at feedback in the editing stages:

  1. This person wouldn’t have mentioned “it” if it wasn’t important (to them).
  2. These people all commented on the same “thing”, so I guess it strikes a chord.

Let’s take a closer look at #1…

If you have only one or a very few Beta Readers, you won’t necessarily have the luxury of dealing with point #2. In that case, you need to look at WHY your reader is giving you this feedback. At it’s core, what is the problem – what aren’t…

View original post 326 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s