Beta Reading at HASA: 4. Conclusion

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4. Conclusion

If you want a beta reader for your stories, HASA cannot find you one – only you can do that, by becoming an active member of HASA and other fandom communities, and by offering to beta read for other people. If everyone wants a beta reader but nobody is prepared to be one, then none of us is going to find a beta reader. From a purely selfish viewpoint, remember that beta reading for someone else will undoubtedly make you a better writer because you will become a better critic of your own work.

If you’re a new writer or new member and think you don’t know enough to be a beta reader, give it a go – you might be surprised at how effective you are!

Above all, please use all the resources at your disposal at HASA to get involved in beta reading – on both sides of the fence.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: HASA Resources

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: Research Article

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/15/05

Original Post: 05/22/04

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