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Creating Conversations with Story Evolutionists

How Beta Readers of All Kinds Can Help Your Story Evolve

Brunonia Barry

Editor’s Note: Brunonia Barry is the international best-selling author of The Lace Reader, a novel that sold for seven figures in a major book deal. The following is a description of the process Brunonia went through to ready her book for publication—a process that may very well have helped foster Brunonia’s tremendous success with her novel, and one that you, too, can attempt.

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For the last six years, I’ve been part of a critique group. I find great benefit in having an accessible place to workshop my works-in-progress (WIPs), and I urge you to find or create one that fits your needs. Advice on craft is invaluable, especially ...

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