When I’m getting ready for a beta reader, one of my problems is I’ll sometimes obsess over certain descriptions while not paying enough attention to other parts, such as character motivation. Not always the case, but it’s a trend I’ve noticed. So, ::pulls up sleeves and cracks knuckles:: time to work smarter, not harder by keeping these oversights in the front of my mind as I write!
Beta Reading Checklist (What to Do Before Sending out Your Manuscript)
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Monique L. Desir was born and raised in Florida. She's an educator who hasn’t quite figured out how to escape the Sunshine State and is surviving and thriving within its alligator-infested clutches with her husband and three sons. The daughter of West Indian parents (Haitian father, Jamaican mother), she loves learning about different cultures, languages and people. She binge-watches forensic television shows and Soca dances until she glows! Why? So she can have seconds on cake! Her stories have been published in FIYAH Literary Magazine, Nightlight Podcast, Colorism Essays and Poems anthology Volume 2, and Rivière Blanche's 2019 Dimension Uchronie short story anthology, and forthcoming in The Dread Machine. Find her on Twitter @moniquedesir. View all posts by Monique Desir