contravene431 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-13-06, id: 1148894
Author has written 6 stories | Kyo kara Maoh!/今日からマ王!.
β : contravene431 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
When I read works, I am first particular with the grammar and word choice. There are stories wherein the words were inappropriate sometimes. I understand those circumstances being a writer myself. However, I believe that can be improved through having other people check your work first before publishing it.

I also look at how the story is presented. As a golden rule in writing, show don't tell the story. Allow the readers see and feel the story without being told. I love descriptive stories. Words that could animate pictures in my head are amazing. Even without their knowing, writers give good descriptions in their stories. But one writer should be aware of this to keep it through all their works. Consistency in writing marks a writer. Direction is also an advantage for any writer.

I am also looking for stories with a lot of sense. These writers are those who want to be great writers. Although there are stories that are good for entertainment, stories are best remembered when there are concrete ideas and purpose behind it.

But, in the end, I love reading a lot of stories from different genres and ratings. It keeps me open minded about reality. I believe in diversity, don't you?

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I believe my forte lies on descriptions first before dialogs. I love describing times and things. I have come to understand that since stories are not pictures, writers have the responsibility of giving readers a clear image of what is going on in the story. Dialogs are to support the story. There are stories that use dialogs to describe the events in the story, but the narrative style is more my thing.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am not the best writer or the best beta. We can simply work together to grow and learn. You tell me my mistakes and I will share what I see with you. It is not to put the other down, but to find the flaws and make them right.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I am willing to beta a wide array of stories. Although I have only written KKM stories, it does not mean my doors are closed for other stories. I do enjoy reading a whole lot of other series and shows. More often than not, I read stories even without knowing the original. This gives me the idea that your story is original, and I will take it as such. It is taking what you have written not a rendition of the original. It is, after all, your story.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I do not like senseless stories--to find the ending or the whole thing rather disappointing. That would be a waste of time. However, if you really think that your story is something worth giving a chance, then let me see. I won't be cruel, I promise. The idea is constructive criticism.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime Emma: A Victorian Romance
Anime Gravitation
Anime Haru wo Daite Ita
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Itazura na Kiss
Anime Junjō Romantica
Anime Kizuna
Anime Kyo kara Maoh!/今日からマ王!
Anime Midori Days
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Prétear
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
Anime Vampire Knight
Anime Yami no Matsuei
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for