It’s very hard to get things just right the first time you do them. When artists are developing their pages they can sketch, refine and go to photos for reference. But it’s not often that easy for writers. Sometimes, a fresh pair of eyes can be a very valuable asset, and this is where editors and beta readers come in.
In the first part of the episode, Denise Randall of The Only Half Saga and Michael interviews Lora Innes, creator of The Dreamer, and Alan Evans, creator of Rival Angels, about what sort of research they did for their webcomics, their experiences with using beta readers and beta reading for one another, and about getting one’s work stolen.
In the second part, Ewa of Bits Fair talks to Alyssa Alecci of Lapse about putting the feedback received from a beta reader or an editor to good use, and about how to be a good beta reader for someone else.