Beta Reading Reblog from JM McDowell

One of my favorite fellow bloggers, JM McDowell but together a fantastic series of posts on beta reading manuscripts. I’m still sinking under tech issues this week so I figured it was the perfect time to reblog her insightful post. Seriously, any writer who needs beta readers and any one who is a beta reader or planning to be one should check this out. She gives a terrific list of beta and writer do’s and dont’s.

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39 Responses to Beta Reading Reblog from JM McDowell

  1. crubin says:

    This is a great series JM has put together. I’ve marked it in my favorites for future use should the need arise.

  2. jmmcdowell says:

    Hey, Kourtney, thanks for the reblog! This probably sounds corny, but I really am glad that some of my posts can be helpful to others. And when a great writer and blogger like you makes the recommendation, I’m totally amazed.

    I hope your tech problems are smoothed over now so you can get back to the writing! I miss posts like your days with Grandma H!

    • JM, you are very welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚ You did a FANTASTIC job on this series of posts on beta reading. A must read for all betas and writers needing betas. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was on my to do list to reblog it this week actually. It was a stellar stellar post. And thank you for helping me put up top notch stuff on the blog when I was in tech hell. My mind was mush and I couldn’t write a blog post or a scene or anything. You saved me.:)

      It looks like the new Mac is up and running. 4 days later. I think *fingers crossed* the tech glitches are behind me. At least on the migration. Hoping to get back to writing today or tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Cat Forsley says:


  4. Thanks for reblog of this post. It’s so well done. (Glad the computer issues are leveling off)

  5. It's the little things that make life great.berry says:

    Thanks for info. Hope u feel better sooooon.

  6. danylife says:

    Iโ€™ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
    Blogging is very new for me therefore I didn’t know anything about these awards. It’s sharing personal thoughts with the outside world – maybe to inspirate and help others but also yourself. I think it’s a brilliant way to see that we are all human beings who often share the same passion or struggle with similar issues in our lives. Therefore I like your blogs and find them inspiring and want to nominate you for this award.
    If you choose to accept the award, youโ€™ll find the โ€œinstructionsโ€ linked here:
    All the best,
    Dany ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks so much Dany. Congrats on winning this award too. ๐Ÿ™‚ The awards are a lovely way to let fellow bloggers know you appreciate their writing. Aw, I am so glad to hear you enjoy my posts and find them inspiring.

      I’ll definitely check out the instructions. Thanks!
      Take care,

  7. Yatin says:

    Hope the tech issues are resolved by now ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am catching up on the blogs I am following

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