This week I was excited to talk about using beta readers to improve your novel on the Hidden Gems Author Podcast Fully Booked.
Beta readers look at your novel early on. Ideally, they give you feedback that helps you make your novel stronger before you publish it or submit it to agents or editors.
Author Helen Yeomans, the Fully Booked hosts, and I covered how using beta readers can help you spot issues with common and expected tropes, plot, characterization, or pacing. Also, why it can be valuable to find readers that fall within possible audience demographics or who have unique knowledge on topics your story deals with.
Watch on YouTube above or find your favorite podcast links at Fully Booked.
I hope it's helpful!
L. M. Lilly