I just had a brainwave. Or maybe a brain crash, if it turns out that this is a really stupid idea. While writing up a detailed (chapter by chapter) plan for the story I want to work on next, I suddenly thought, "Hey, what if my beta readers read this plan for me? They might be able to point out plot holes before I actually start writing the real thing and waste a lot of words." However, I've also heard people say that you shouldn't share too much about your story until you've finished the first draft, because if you don't get the reaction you want it can really put you off and burst your little bubble of inspiration. And then you don't finish writing it. So, if my beta readers are willing, do I give the plan to them? Or do I just write the actual novel and then give the novel to them, as one normally would?