Interview with a beta

Today I thought I’d give you all a treat, and a sneak peek behind the scenes of what goes into writing my books. To that end, I’ve gathered my two primary betas to share their experiences with you.

Michaela

Thank you both for joining me today! Rowan, Aaliya, why don’t you introduce yourselves?

Aaliya

Hello, I’m Aaliya! I’ve been a beta reader on and off since high school for friends and the like, and I’ve been yours since 2014. And I write on my own time, too!

Rowan

Hi, I’m Rowan! I’m a college student based in Southern California, majoring in creative writing. I’ve been a beta reader since 2015, though I’ve critiqued my friends’ work since 2011. I also write on my own time!

Michaela

So we’re here to talk about what goes into being a beta reader. Can you both give us a quick rundown of what it means to beta for me?

Rowan

Snark.

Aaliya

Lots of crying.

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