The Power of Using Beta Readers

I just finished writing an unedited draft of a story of action and suspense titled “Blood Oaths” and sent it to my beta readers last night. I’ve already received helpful feedback that will help me enhance my story. One of the beta readers suggested that I provide a more detailed description of the man mentioned in the first sentence of the story, perhaps providing hints about him and his past. Her feedback inspired me to turn this sentence:
“The man was in his early forties.”
into this:
“Jacob Makepeace was in his early forties, and though his face wore the wrinkles of a man aged beyond his years, its pallor hinted of someone long denied sunlight.”
That, my friends, is why I love getting feedback from the kind, generous, and talented people who volunteer their time to read my stories before they’re published and provide specific feedback. I’m blessed and honored as a writer and as a person to have them in my life. If you’re one of them, thank you!
With love,

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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