Prince Fire and Music 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-08-07, id: 1233264
Author has written 10 stories | Fairy Tales.
β : Prince Fire and Music is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi! I'm a second year college student who's studying english (to what degree I don't know. I'm a pretty darn good writer, not the greatest by far, and I'm an even better critic. If you'd like me to beta your story there's a few things I'd expect for you to prepare for me:br /

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What's the approximate length of your story?br /

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What fandom is it?br /

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What do you need help with specifically?br /

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Have you started your story?br /

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Couples (if applicable)?br /

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I'm one of the harshest critics on this base by far. Your story is good - it's not good enough, and you're about to hear why. There's a reason why you're not published. It's time to make that reason disappear.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a very elegant style and a good vocabulary. I had an amazing english teacher eleventh grade who really taught me how to use stylistic devices to dramatically improve the quality of writing. I'm very good with symbolism, metaphors, and analogies. I'm best at characters, however, and am very, very skilled at pointing out weak ones and giving advice on how to fix them. I'm also pretty skilled at plot pacing and structure and finding out when's too much and when isn't enough.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can be a little superfluous in my writing sometimes, which may translate to your stuff. Also, I am not the supreme god of grammar and spelling. I'm very good at it mostly, but I often am a bit too lazy to go through EVERY sentence and make sure the syntax is perfect and everything, and I'm not terribly interested in doing that with your work. Granted, I'll definitely look for it and find it in a chapter, but that's not what I want to spend my time doing. Also, I'm not terribly creative with plots, so I'm not going to be the one to give you the idea that turns it into a best seller.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Conceptual stories and fairytales. Anything that's not already completely written, or that is in the process of being completely rewritten. I've had a few people send me novel length stories who weren't really going to do anything more for them. Why would I help you improve something you don't want to improve? *face/palm*
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Any story that merely needs grammatical checking. There are SO MANY PEOPLE on ff who can do that for you; I'm not going to waste my time on it. Also, if you have a story that is T and above I want to know why and why you're justifying it. I'm pretty strong about my own convictions, and I'm not interested in seeing you purport something I don't agree with. Also, I loathe smut. Don't you dare bring a smut story to me or you will be faced with the teddy bear of u- forgiveness (Don't look into his eyes! DONT LOOK INTO HIS EYES!). Yes, it's that scary. I'm very cautious about stories with sex in them, and I want an explanation as to why the scene's in there.
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 Digimon
Book Fairy Tales
Misc Greek Mythology
Anime Mai HiME
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Hurt/Comfort