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September 2 question - If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why?
What a great question!
I think this answer would totally change depending on the genre I'm writing.
Currently, I'm focusing on contemporary romance with a mix of suspense and humour. The overall tone of my writing is hopeful and the endings are always happy.
I'd love to have Jill Shalvis as a beta partner. Her stories run from contemporary romance to women's fiction. I love the humour and emotion she injects in everything she writes. Her characters are complex - full of strengths and flaws. Her plots are tightly written with intriguing twists. Her writing always tugs at the heartstrings.
Working with someone who writes such fascinating characters and plots would teach me a lot. I also think she'd like the Bloo Moose romances and a beta has to enjoy the books!
How about you? Does your genre influence who you would choose as a beta partner? Anyone else write contemporary romance?