Alpha Beta?

Alpha Readers are yourself and your co-writers, maybe even an editor who works closely with you. Once you've finished a draft, put it aside of a while, then read it as a reader and read it out loud -- you are now your own alpha reader.

Beta Readers are first and foremost READERS. They are the first people who will read your books with a reader's eye. They're your test audience. Once you have a second or third draft done, send it out to your betas.

Workshopping is a different and separate process. It's best done with other writers.


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