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Offline Colette1

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Looking for Beta readers
« on: 24 January 2014, 11:59:34 AM »
Hello all

I know you all read mightily worthy tomes but I wonder if any of you would be prepared to 'beta' read my latest effort 'Echoes of My Father'.  Words:  73K but probably last chapter will be completely revamped.  I am not so much worried about the grammar or spelling but more about the continuity and the general viability of the psychiatric/court sections.  It is the story of a young girl in Co Donegal in Ireland who kills her drunken father. 

My writing is in the form of a story with a beginning, middle and end.  It does not have complicated plots, doesn't include any peeps turning into werewolves and by today's standards might be considered old-fashioned.  It would be nice to have some very very honest opinions - i.e. no holds barred, no thinking about 'hurting feelings' etc. 

Thank you if you can help.
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Looking for Beta readers
« Reply #1 on: 24 January 2014, 04:43:56 PM »
Is it available for kindles?  Or could I download it into my iPad?
Patti


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Offline Lucy

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Re: Looking for Beta readers
« Reply #2 on: 24 January 2014, 05:43:00 PM »
If it's saved as a PDF I assume you can read PDFs on your kindle patti?
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Offline Colette1

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Re: Looking for Beta readers
« Reply #3 on: 24 January 2014, 06:04:40 PM »
I'm talking before I put it on a Publishing Site.  So I would be sending it as a Word document i.e giving you all a free copy BEFORE I publish it in any format.  I'm looking for people to let me know what they think of it, to say eg gosh no Colette, don't even try for a publisher!!!!
Type 2 Diagnosed 2008
Care in England and Spain Oct 2011 HbA1C 6.3  Cholesterol 4.8.
October 2012 HbA1C 6.5 Cholesterol 4.8

Offline Dollyrocker

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Re: Looking for Beta readers
« Reply #4 on: 24 January 2014, 07:38:56 PM »
I'd read it, sounds interesting :)


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Offline Lisa65

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Re: Looking for Beta readers
« Reply #5 on: 24 January 2014, 10:10:22 PM »
I'd like to read it too.
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Jun 11 HbA1c 6.3 TC 4.26 Trigs 0.71 HDL 0.93
Feb 12 HbA1c 5.4 TC 4.14 Trigs 0.61 HDL 1.25
Sep 12 HbA1c 5.8 TC 5.08 Trigs 0.65 HDL 1.45
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Offline Alan

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Re: Looking for Beta readers
« Reply #6 on: 24 January 2014, 10:19:05 PM »
I'm talking before I put it on a Publishing Site.  So I would be sending it as a Word document i.e giving you all a free copy BEFORE I publish it in any format.  I'm looking for people to let me know what they think of it, to say eg gosh no Colette, don't even try for a publisher!!!!

Of course I will. Send it. I'll PM an email address.

If you have problems finding a publisher ask me about self-publishing and Createspace.

By chance I watched "Funny Farm" again last night. Get it out of the video library and you'll realise the connection to publishing :)
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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