justlikebrooke 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-26-06, id: 1168681
Author has written 7 stories | One Tree Hill, and Gossip Girl.
β : justlikebrooke is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
After more than a year as a writer here on ff I’ve decided that Beta-ing is the next step. I have four stories currently in progress and along side of writing those I've done voluntary beta-ing over msn for other writers. This has made me realize that it develops not only the texts given to me, but also my own writing and the way in which I look upon creativity.

I'm a tough beta and I often ask for more than what was originally there, but I believe in positive feedback and in urging people to strive for greatness instead of settling for being mediocre. I also believe that practice makes perfect and that anyone has the ability to write amazing stories, one just needs to put in the hard work that such a story demands.

Revising, re-reading, changing details and making sure facts are accurate are some of the things that I will probably urge you to do. Other things I’m nagging about could be for you to try and really see through the characters own eyes or step into their shoes. In my point of view all great stories as well as characters are the ones that the reader can relate to in one way or the other.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are mostly plot- and character-development. I have a knack for description of thoughts and feelings and for details like scenery and body language. Dialogue is fun and I especially like the angsty dialogues that contain inner conflicts as well as well as actual lines.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Since I’m born in Sweden and English is not my first language I’d say that my weaknesses are probably advanced grammar-techniques and sometimes a limited vocabulary, but a lot can be solved with a good synonym-dictionary and a common sense.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm mostly specified in the One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl world of fanfiction since stories that I write myself are from these two shows. Pairings that I feel most comfortable with are Lucas/Brooke or Nathan/Brooke for One Tree Hill and Blair/Chuck for Gossip Girl. I have no preferences for whether or not the story is following the TV-shows or take place in an alternative universe (AU) but the plots need to be realistic.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't beta stories about Lucas/Peyton unless there are very specific reasons. And I'd rather not take on stories pairing Blair/Nathan either.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Gossip Girl
Tv One Tree Hill
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Drama
Angst
Tragedy