This summer, I went through another round of edits on my novel, Out of the Curse, based on my first round of beta readers’ feedback. I developed major characters, rewrote a prophecy, sped up my plot, and reworked themes. But before I start copy edits, I would love to double check a couple things with a few beta readers.
Tentative Title: Out of the Curse
Genre: Young Adult Christian High Fantasy
Length: 87,000 words
Pitch: Mutant dragon soldiers are not supposed to be prophets.
Description: Mar Zaehav fights to become an elite assassin—only she is a teenage foot soldier fighting on the wrong side. As a Livyahak, a creature mutated with dragon wings, Mar was born to fight for Nakavar who seeks to destroy the native races of the land. Nakavar cursed the Livyahaks, preventing them from feeling emotions or seeing color. But Mar escaped Nakavar’s curse, and for this, she must die. Escape and freedom are her only hope, or is her life worth something more?
*Content Disclaimers: No sexual content, No swearing, Moderate violence including torture while I do not consider myself graphic I do describe wounds and fight scenes
Beta Reader Information
I am looking for 2-3 beta readers. Ideally, I would like you to meet these requirements. But it means a lot to me that anyone is willing to take the time to read my novel and offer feedback, so if you are interested and don’t meet everything below, ask anyways.
- First-time reader of this novel
- Over the age of 16 (My targeted audience– somewhat negotiable)
- Able to provide feedback by September 30th (somewhat negotiable)
As for type of feedback, I am looking for feedback on world building, characters, and plot. Preferably, I would like a couple paragraphs of feedback on each chapter and major character with no in text comments. I’d also love feedback on themes and world building, and I can provide a list of questions if it would be helpful.
This time around, I am ready to send out my manuscript right now (Anyone remember last time when it took me three months after asking for beta readers? So yes, I can learn from my mistakes. Shocking, I know.) If you are interested in being a beta reader, you can comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for your time and interest in my writing– whether it is my writing tips or my novels.
I hope you all have a great week, and I will have a writing tip for you next week.