Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the April Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Fantasy/Sci-fi authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.
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So, the 8th question is “Do you have beta readers to provide you feedback before you finalize your manuscript?”
1) Author #1 : Eric Nierstedt
I have given the story to friends and family, largely for different reasons. Some are really good with grammar and technical stuff, while others are better at story and character. Luckily, I also have fantasy fans to help me with genre-specific stuff as well.
2) Author #2: M.A.N.
Yeah, family and friends look over it and help edit mistakes and typos. They also provide feedback on the story itself.
3) Author #3: Peighton Weber
Yes, which was the most nerve-racking part of the entire process.
4) Author #4: Lisa Lowell
I use four beta readers who have been good friends and helpful. One is a stickler for grammar and word choice. The others are ones who I use to check on logic and continuity. I have been guilty of making leaps of clarity and they catch me at this. I have an editor for the final work. However, if the story isn’t up to snuff after everyone going through it that many times, so be it. The publisher won’t be interested and it’s in their slush file.
5) Author #5: Rachael Krotec
I do, but I’m always open to having more!
6) Author #6: Mark Piggott
I have friends from my Navy career who help me with editing and feedback on my manuscript. They could be considered my beta testers.
7) Author #7: Chimezie Ihekuna (Mr Ben)
8) Author #8: Steve Holder
I do now, but initially I didn’t know anything about them, so I just did my best, said a prayer, and crossed my fingers.
9) Author #9: Dyane Forde
I had plenty of beta-readers for the first two books. They were extremely helpful.
10) Author #10: David Chylde
A talent agent went through my work–and a publicist.
11) Author #11: Irene Helenowski
Yes, I would love to get more input from beta readers.
12) Author #12: Ellwyn Autumn
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