Beta Readers Wanted: Learning to Fly


Learning to Fly: The blurb

When Neve’s grandma dies, she decides now is a good time to find her mother… only to decide against it when she discovers she’ll have to take a long-haul flight. That search is revived when she meets the immortal Raesan with his disquieting news. There follows a hunt through history to find her grandpa as a prelude to finding that far distant mother. Meanwhile, there’s a dragon about to wake after a thousand-year sleep…

But what is a beta reader?
A reader who offers detailed feedback on plot, characters, clarity and pacing.

What do I want?
Readers of all ages and both sexes to help me perfect Learning to Fly (154k words) historical fantasy fiction

What do I ask of you?
That you read the book—sent to you in four sections of around 34k words (novella size)—and answer a few questions, some specific, some general, in as many or as few words as suits you.

Simple, yea?

What to do next?
Fill in and submit the form on the Contact Page. I will then send you further details.

More information on being a beta reader can be found at beta-reader etiquette

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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26 Responses to Beta Readers Wanted: Learning to Fly

  1. Count me in! 🙂

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  2. Ohh this sounds good. Just one doubt, how much time will be granted to beta readers to read the story? 😅


  3. Jen Goldie says:

    I’m in! 😊 Just waiting for the mail! 📝📩

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  4. I have been thinking about this. My problem is that I don’t really have a workspace anymore since I moved. There’s no space for a desk or table in my room, so all my writing is done on my lap (well I guess it is a laptop). When I’ve done Beta reading in the past I liked being able to concentrate on it and write notes as I was reading it, and this will be more difficult without a desk. If you are in need of another person let me know and I will consider it.

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  5. I want to do this, but I’ve got some IRL things coming down the pipeline. If you’re still looking in a couple months, send me an e-mail and I’ll see if I can do this.

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    • I do understand. The beta read is a considerable undertaking. 34k x 4, that’s like reading 4 novellas. But I’ll call on you in two months time if I’m still in need.
      I was hoping to get this book out in time for Chistmas. Sense and sensibility (never words applied to me except of late) does say to haul back, and look at publishing in the New Year. I’ve had it with stress!!!! As I’d say everyone has.

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      • Yeah… but it’s very cool you’ve got another book coming!

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      • And another one after that. It isn’t that I’m hyper-productive. These are stories I wrote and posted to WP when I first started blogging. Mostly they were posted in 2nd draft form. So, it’s a matter of analysing, amending, tightening the plot, all that stuff, and then check out language. I’ve a real thing about the rhythm of the read. Guess that shows on most of the rhyming things I post here.

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      • That’s kind of where a lot of my stories on WP are – second drafts, not terrible, but not great. I plan on taking the old ones down after American Chimera is done posting, then take American Chimera down about 6 months after. Not sure what will happen after that!

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      • Mine are still there. A kind of safe storage. But they’re tagged as private. Mostly. Some, though, can still be accessed through the archives, as I think some of the histoy blog posts might be too. Or maybe not.

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