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.
- Were the first paragraphs and first page compelling? Did they make you want to keep reading? If not, what was the problem?
- 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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