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Alpha Reader

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This blog post is an extension of my last. They both relate to feedback and honing writing skills. As the title suggest, I'll be writing about Alpha readers.

Personally, I have no experience with an alpha reader, and have never used one, but I'd like to change that. I bet you're wondering how I managed to write, and not really have an alpha reader right?

Technically, I did have people reading my work, but it was usually in a critique group setting, and as the few of you who've read any of my work here know, I haven't posted much in the way of current projects here in a good while.

Why do I want to make the switch? Because I feel myself struggling with novel attempts. I know I can write short stories, I've done several of them that have been well received, but my novel attempt which I took to my critique group, was I feel a failure. I basically learned everything NOT to do when trying to write a novel.

I don't want to repeat those mistakes, so I'm looking for a more personal, and quicker approach (I say quicker because I only get to meet with my critique group once a month).

I'm willing to give the old Alpha reader a try, how do you hone your work and skill?

So, I say: Alpha Reader Wanted, please pm for further dialogue.
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