Beta reading is a cool way to help out another writer. You get to be one of the first people to read someone’s story and offer constructive feedback. It’s also a great way to foster good relationships with writers who may, in turn, beta read one of your books—we all know how essential that first critique is.
But sometimes, beta reading does more for your writing than you initially imagined. Whereas, you thought you were polishing a friend’s writing, you end up also polishing your own.
Educators say the best way to learn a concept is to teach it. Beta reading kind of works in the same way. Continue reading “Why you should beta read, as an emerging writer”