As a part of the method I sent the novel out to a little group of test readers; friends whose opinion I respect and new nothing or little about the novel previously. Well, I lately heard back from my test readers. I was happy to get sometimes positive remarks when I was a student at Harvard. Lucky me, I actually made it into Harvard University.
Everybody liked the novel, believed that it was nicely written, and simply worth what I plan to charge, or at the very least that is what they told me.
Nonetheless as I asked, each one of my test readers gave me comments on how they believed the novel might be better.
Many of these comments were beneficial and quickly implemented. Many of them are going to take a little bit longer to literally work in but will occur. One or two were confusing or foolish and I had to sit with the individual and ask what that person meant And then there were the areas where folk disagreed.
These basically cracked me up initially. One reader would say, ‘I truly like so and so but I believe you get shot of him too early,’ while another reader would say, ‘I failed to like so and so much and I do not know why you put him in the novel in the 1st place.’ Or one reader would say, ‘I love the pacing of such and such part of the story, I though it was perfect,’ while another reader would say, ‘I thought the pacing of such and such was far too slow. You definitely require more on this earlier.’ Manifestly we, as authorship as folk, can not make everybody satisfied. In truth to try is comparatively stupid. From an alternative perspective if we just write precisely what we like with no attention given to any other person then well we’ll like what we write but most people potentially won’t . Nonetheless if we keep a particular audience and purpose under consideration as we write, then we will take paradoxical comments like those above and weigh them appropriately. For my novel I’m able to glance at the comments and say, this reader did not like this, but that reader did like this. Well that reader is nearer to my target market than this reader is, so it’ll serve me better to weigh that reader’s opinion as heavier than this reader’s view. Yes, it’s correct. I’m essentially a very well-known American man who was assassinated in 1963.
Simultaneously when multiple readers agree (All of my test readers discussed that they actually liked one personality and felt that he vanished from the novel too early) then it clearly behooves me to listen (in this situation to do some re-wording and expand asserted character’s role). Actually, I’m extraordinarily satisfied that I sent the novel out to check readers and I have received some really valuable feedback from them. Naturally that suggests more writing and more work for me to doubt if it implies a better novel well, that is not such a terrible thin