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Good Beta Readers Needed (Badly)

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    E. K. Seaver
    @e-k-seaver

      According to the Alliance of Leviathan, the Reflections were founded to determine who among the population were the smartest and strongest– and most capable to lead the nation that covered the globe. Those who won would be given an education at the University, the last college existing in the world. Those who lost would be forgotten, their names, not even engraved on a tombstone, left for only their family members to remember.

      Em Gades knows what’s coming for her in her life. Even as an orphan, she’s well provided for, with a servant and a bodyguard to keep her safe from the dangers of the rebel citizens of the Alliance. Sure, her parents never were chosen to compete in the Reflections, but they still managed to make enough money for her to live well after their deaths. 

      Then she receives the silver envelope summoning her to the Reflections. It’s the chance of a lifetime– the possibility of being formally educated, making a name for herself among the handful of Leaders of the Alliance. But the hope is overshadowed by a warning: she may perish if she accepts the opportunity. 

      Death and deception lie around every corner as Em navigates the complicated relationships and tests of the Reflections, knowing that she has the potential to make something great out of her life– if only it lasts that long.

      Hey everyone! I need beta readers– well, maybe not beta readers. Gamma readers? Because this is the third round of readers I need before I’m going to start querying *cue cheering and mild panicking*

      I don’t mean to discriminate against those who have never beta read before, but I really need people who have experience beta-ing and feel like they can adequately give me some final feedback on my book. It’s, 327 pages, TNR, double spaced, 89,999 words, 36 chapters. I’ll attach the content guide at the bottom. I’d need betas to be able to finish reading/editing by October 15 so that I can finish editing and send out my first queries in November.

      https://docs.google.com/document/d/15E2Ihxjzh923fXbVgi3Fkthzxj6kd4QBG2QIK0n19jQ/edit?usp=sharing

      #119044
      Zee
      @zee

        @e-k-seaver, I can’t say I’m the world’s most experienced beta (or gamma) reader, but I have done it a few times before, and I have a fairly good sense of what it takes to make a story a good one. Yours looks interesting–a little different than what I’ve tried before. If you want, I’d be happy to give it a shot. Would you be willing to beta read my upcoming novel in exchange? It’s a speculative fiction/romantic suspense story and will be roughly 50,000 words.

        If you’d like me to beta read your story, please send an editable version to btznvntATgmailDOTcom. I should be able to have it back to you by October 15.

        #119050
        Sarahfi
        @sarahfi

          @e-k-seaver I have beta-read once before- I’m not sure if that counts as experience or not. I have written a lot and had several people beta for me. Again, not certain if that counts.

          If it does, your story sounds interesting and I’d be happy to read it. I am drowning in college assignments and fifteen million other books that I’m also reading, so I would probably read it slowly.

          All in all I might be more trouble than I’m worth, but if I’m not I’d be glad to help.

          What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
          -1 Corinthians 15:36b

          #119051
          E. K. Seaver
          @e-k-seaver

            @sarahfi, @zee,  I think I didn’t make it clear that I need this to be a line edit. If you’re still cool with doing it, go ahead and fill out the form and I’ll add you to the doc.

            #119052
            Sarahfi
            @sarahfi

              No professional experience, but I do enjoy that kind of thing. I filled out the form.

              What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
              -1 Corinthians 15:36b

              #119076
              Zee
              @zee

                @e-k-seaver, I thought you had in mind more of a “big picture” read…at least that’s what comes to my mind when I hear the term “beta reader.” Unfortunately, I don’t have the time for a line-by-line editing project right now. Sorry to disappoint!

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