Through the process of trying to navigate the maze of brainstorming to publication, I've heard the term beta-reader quite often. If there is truly a such thing, I would appreciate any insight as to acquiring one (free, if possible). My piece stands at around 15k words, and I really want that knight in literary armor to tell me all my work is meaningful and has potential to be published. Its the largest chronological section of my novel I have. If anyone here would be interested in a long critique (the story is decent, promise) please reach out! But in the meantime, any advice as to finding a beta reader?