Updated: Sep 1
UPDATE: I have made my selection. If you do not receive an email, than I am sorry but you were not selected. Please know that I was overwhelmed by the number of people who wanted to be a part of the process and truly grateful. Thank you!
I am looking for 5 or 6 people to be a part of the Alpha read team for Book 4 in the Mackenzie Green Series.
What is an Alpha reader you ask? Great question. An Alpha reader gets a chance to view the manuscript in its raw form and make suggestions for its development. For instance, in Green Mage, Saber's entire character came about because the Alpha readers comments were that the beginning was too boring. I enjoyed writing his character so much, that I wove him into the story as a permanent character.
Your voice matters.
What I am looking for.
- Comments at the end of chapters or throughout: what's missing, what's boring, what is out of character, do timelines match up. Along with any suggestions for additional material you would like to see. (It makes for great bonus scenes even if it doesn't make it into the main novel.)
- Overall: Do you like where the book is going.
What I'm not looking for:
-Spelling, grammar, or the nitpicky stuff that comes later on in the process. Be warned, this manuscript will have lots, I'm bad at it and I rely heavily on editors down the road to make it look like I know what I'm doing.
I am hoping to get the manuscript out via google doc's by the middle to end of September, and you would have 3-4 weeks to review and make your comments.
I understand this process is not for everyone. But if you think you're up to the challenge, send me a PM via the contacts page on the website, or directly via email at email@example.com
Thank you in advance for all your support, it means the world to me.