I have my manuscript out to my first beta readers and am anxiously awaiting their feedback and critiques. I’ll admit, it’s nerve-wracking. Will they like it? Were my characters well-developed? Was the plot cohesive? Was the story compelling?
I really want to hear what they have to say. I want honest opinions, but how do I handle the comments and critiques? What if it simply wasn’t their favorite genre? What if I disagree? What if, what if, what if…
Janice Hardy gives us 8 tips in her post, 8 Tips for Reviewing a Manuscript Critique.
- Here’s a sneak peek:
- Take comments seriously
- If you agree, change it; if you don’t agree, don’t.
- Not sure? Give it consideration. Why did the reviewer think or make that comment?
- Grammar or punctuation – look it up. The Elements of Style by Strunk & White
- If something is confusing, fix it. Clarity is essential to the story.
- Do what makes your story the best.
- Be objective.
Janice covers each of these in more details and provides additional resources. So, stop by and check out her post,
8 Tips for Reviewing a Manuscript Critique.
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I’m sure the readers will love it.