Friday, May 8, 2015

Mermaid Muse


I am trying to conserve my typing strength for "The Mermaid and the Unicorn" editing right now. (It's due to Alpha readers on the 15th, which is already a week later than I'd originally hoped). Thankfully I've got this little mermaid come all the way from Florida to be my muse. :)

What's an Alpha reader and how is it different than a Beta reader? I like this definition:

"Beta readers, as you know, help authors refine their work by identifying where things aren’t working, clumsy language, and various other problems in a manuscript.  Alpha readers also help authors, but their focus is more specifically on the story, plot, and characterization.  Alpha readers are the first readers: they provide the first feedback to an author on whether a story is working." ~ From UndiscoveredAuthor

4 comments:

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Alpha readers are those who get to read the first version, right, and to suggest changes?

But M&U editing?

Elenatintil said...
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Elenatintil said...

Hans - sorry, I clarified in the original post. :)

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Thank you!