After Monday’s post on the evils ways of impatience, Margaret Yang initiated a discussion in the comments section about the handiness of beta readers — those people who read your rough drafts, give you suggestions, and hopefully provide you with a dash of honesty mixed with a spoon-full of encouragement.
So. Who reads your work before you send it out? Whom do you trust? And perhaps most importantly, how to you know when and when not to take their advice?