Thursday, May 3, 2012

Beta Readers Wanted

I wanted to ask all of you a question...

Are any of you interested in being a Beta Reader for some of the stories contained in So, Whatcha Think?
You probably already know this, but our book is a collection of stories that are intended to take the reader on an emotional journey.  Each one is tailored to present a life lesson in one way or another.  Some are intended to be controversial and some are intended to teach that life lesson by having the
reader walk the path with the character while they make terrible mistakes, misjudgments, and in the end, not succeed; leaving the reader saying...Oh Hell NO!!

A Beta Reader is someone who reads some of the stories prior to the book being published and comments.  What we are looking for are honest comments.  Tell us where there are inconsistencies, if the characters are not strong enough or are too strong, if there are holes in the story, etc., etc.  We need the readers to be honest; brutally honest.  Some people are uncomfortable with that because they fear how their comments will be received.  I assure you, Paige and I are tough skinned and we can take it.  We live by the motto...if you are mature enough to ask the question, you are mature enough for a truthful answer.

If you are interested in being a Beta Reader for So, Whatcha Think?, send an email to with Beta Reader in the subject line.  

All selected Beta Readers will receive credit in the book (if you want public credit) and after the book is published, you will receive a paperback copy of the book personally signed by Paige and I.

Please check out all the pages on my website.  Learn about the books I am working on and all the other things I am up to.  Fill out the Notification Form on my website ( and you will receive an email when the FREE chapter download from So, Whatcha Think is available.

On the Poll Questions page there is a place where you can submit a question you would like Paige and me to answer and the question and answer will be posted on the Q&A page.

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Thank you for stopping by and for reading.

Brooke Ryter


  1. Hm. I'm willing to be a beta reader, but I should warn you that I'm also an editor and proofreader. (and curmudgeon) I noticed, for instance, that a couple paragraphs above you have " can submit a question you would like Paige and I to answer..." It should be "Paige and me." (Remove "Paige and" and you'll see what I mean.)

  2. Thank you for your comment and your correction to the post. I would be honored if you would be a Beta Reader. No warning needed about being a curmudgeon...I would appreciate all the advice and critiquing that would bring.

    I can send you a few stories next week, if that works for you.

  3. "Fill out the Notification Form below"

    I don't see the notification form. So, here's my application:

    I'd be glad to be a Beta Reader. I'm not a curmudgeon editor or proofreader, but I am an opinionated English geek.

    Seriously, I feel that reading and analyzing your writing can only help me to be better myself.

    1. You are right! I changed the wording. Thank you for pointing it out. =) Thanks for wanting to be a Beta Reader. I added you to the Beta Readers!! You will be getting an email from me soon!

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