When you’re writing a story, there’s usually SOMETHING the main character doesn’t know and has to figure out. Sometimes, it’s … More
If you’re a writer, at some point between you putting the words down and it going out to its intended audience, you’re probably going to solicit some feedback (and if you don’t, you probably should).
Be it from one or all of these:
- an alpha reader
- a flock of beta readers
- a writing group
- a critique partner
- a paid editor
- an agent
- an acquiring Editor for a publishing house
- or your mom
you’re likely going to receive some feedback other than, “I loved it! Don’t change a thing!” (Unless your mother is very different from mine)
But, when that feedback is more nebulous or overarching than typos and wording, it can be tricky to know where to start.
Here are the 6 steps I follow when receiving reader feedback
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