25 questions to ask your beta readers

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Recently, I had realised that asking people to beta read for you without indicating the kind of feedback you require is a tough job. They may not know what you require, and as such the purpose is defeated. I have got feedbacks like, I loved this, this is good which is not the feedback I want from a beta reader. So, after some research, I have a list of 25 questions which I will be asking my beta readers. This list is only for works of fiction since that is what I write.

Feel free to use them if you feel they’re useful to you.

  1. Were the first paragraphs and first page compelling? Did they make you want to keep reading? If not, what was the problem?
  2. Did you get oriented fairly quickly at the beginning as to whose story it is, and where and when it’s taking place? If…

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