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Date Posted: 05:28:31 01/07/05 Fri
Author: Nell
Subject: The only thing that makes you a beta reader is willingness to beta!
In reply to: Mary 's message, "Nell....(r)" on 16:23:31 01/06/05 Thu

In my experience - which isn't all that huge, btw - every beta spots something different. Some (like me) tend to concentrate on plot and characterization, pointing out only the truly gruesome and distracting style problems. Others are absolutely terrific at spottiing - and suggesting fixes - for irritating style tics of all sorts. My weakness for over long, cumbersome sentences for eample, or my penchant for providing adjectives in groups of three.

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