Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.

13.38: How to Find and Use Alpha Readers

Your Hosts: Brandon, Valynne, Dan, and Howard

We begin by making a useful distinction between alpha and beta reader: the alpha reader is an industry professional, while the beta reader is a stand-in for the eventual audience of readers. We then set about discussing how to find alpha readers, and how to employ them in order to make your work better.

Credits: This episode was recorded by Dan Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson.

Homework: Take something you’ve written to a targeted beta reader.

Thing of the week: The Wrath of Con (Death by Cliche 2), by Robert J. Defendi.

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