I've been beta reading for authors for quite some time now. It has been an interesting process, to say the least. I love that it allows me to meet fellow authors that are all in a different stage of their writing career. The process of helping them has, in turn, helped me a great deal. Beta reading forces me to take a much closer look at the flaws in my own writing and to try and figure out ways to fix these issues.
What's interesting to me is that many writers suffer from the same mistakes while working through that first novel or short story. I've done enough of these beta projects to now see patterns in what I come across. So I thought it would be useful to do a blog series on these common mistakes.
In each blog post in this series I'll address the mistake and a possible solution to this type of mistake. However, I feel the need to add a small disclaimer: I'm not a best selling author that makes millions of dollars from my writing. Like countless others, I too struggle with this art. My advice stems solely from personal experience and nothing more.
That said, stay tuned for more articles!