Call Out For Beta-Readers and Critique Swap.

The last few weeks have been excruciating for us all, however in the midst of this crisis, there has been a surge in positive creative energy and optimism in our community. So many of you are getting in touch with your creative selves – exploring new skills and outlets, sharing stories and expressing yourself in new ways. I pray that you and your families and loved ones have taken every precaution to stay healthy and safe.

Self-isolation has forced me to finish the third draft of my novel, ‘To Wield The Stars’ and I am now at the stage for beta readers.

I’m looking for a beta reader and/or a critique partner. I am willing to exchange my writing with someone else (any genre, no restrictions) and give you proper feedback on your manuscript.

TO WIELD THE STARS is a 95K word epic fantasy adventure novel with three main POVs. It’s told in the close third-person past tense and in an episodic format. My novel is part of a shared universe with multiple author’s overlapping series.

Continue reading below if you’re interested to take part in the beta reader process.


A Call to Beta-Readers for My Debut Novel

From a previous post, Reading chapters of my novel I asked people to read the first couple chapters of my novel, A Time of Stones, after the first draft. I have edited, edited and edited over the last few months and I feel almost ready to send off queries to agents and publishers. One last round of beta-readers couldn’t possibly hurt could it? So,

I am calling beta readers to read the first three chapters.

Remember constructive feedback only please and this time round, I do have a short questionnaire.

If you would like to read the first three chapters, please email me on the contact page or comment below with your email address. I will send you the list of questions along side the chapters.

Your email will not be spammed or you will not be added to my email listing without your consent – it is for sharing my work, nothing more.

If you have work to read, please send some through and I will do the same.

#DWTSmith #betareaders #atimeofstones

Lohgan throught the forest

A Taste of My Novel

As you might or might not be aware, I am in the edi stage of my novel.

Two Sundays ago, I posted an opportunity for people to read my progress but each fortnight, I will offer this opportunity as I end the first round of edits.