I'm always hearing "send it to my beta readers" etc. etc. Where do these said beta readers come from? Is it just friends and family or some devoted group of loyal fans? Or any combination of both? I have about all of one person I can depend on to read books prior to publication, but getting a brutal honest critique is always out of arms reach. Although it could simply be that I'm just such an awesome writer that one could never find anything wrong with any of my books. Yeah, I like that better, actually forget this entire post I'm obviously too awesome to find a negative beta reader.