Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ALPHA YOU BET

There’s so much I still need to learn…
When it comes to this business of writing…
Take for instance beta readers…
I’d never head of a beta reader before…
Until I went to RWA National Conference…
When I sat in the lounge area one evening…
And met a fellow author…
Who brought her friend/beta reader with her.
Wow! What a combo! Wish I had a friend/beta reader.
And then…
Just the other day…
I read on another author’s blog…
About  alpha readers.
Where have I been?
Never heard that term before either.
Even though I’ve had a few alpha readers…
I just never knew they had a name…
I just called them good friends.
So when I thought of all those who have read my manuscripts…
And given me feedback…
I realized I of course did have fellow writers…
Be my critique partner.
And so?
Who's next in line?
Hmm?
Ah ha!
Got it.
A B C duh Editors?

Always, Em-Musing

4 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

Hi Em. I saw your comment on Talli Roland's blog so I thought I would stop by yours. I am now your newest follower.

Nice ta meet ya!

Erin MacPherson said...

Ha!! I've never heard of an alpha reader or a beta reader at all... I have, however, bribed my friends and family members with chocolate chip cookies to read through my work over and over for me. Does that count?

Jill Kemerer said...

Alpha, beta...omega?? Love this! Nice post.

Buffi Neal said...

Didn't know they had a name for it either.. I called mine poor souls.
-Buffi
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