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March 15, 2012

The Wandering Writer

by limebirdkate

The other day I heard from a friend who is new to the writing scene. She was very upset over a disappointing experience with a beta reader. She felt she wasn’t getting quality feedback and that she was working harder and investing more time on her end.

This is an all-too-common problem in beta reading or in writing groups. There are some people who are only in it for their benefit and don’t provide substantial or quality critiques in return. I told her she needed to quit the beta reading with this person and find someone else who is equally committed to helping her with her manuscript.

Her dilemma reminded me of a humorous, albeit frustrating, incident that happened in my writing group, The Five Pages.

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