|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Aristotle defined rhetoric as "the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion."
I am just another volunteer.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
1)I have a natural tendency to write specific summaries, so I try to construct it in a way that's simple and sweet. I advertise my stories in a way that makes sense to the reader & makes them feel comfortable. I do not accept room for confusion. I always want to make sure that I have confidence in my writing ability by utilizing appropriate diction and syntax so that my audience understands what they will walk away with.
2)Writing is fun! So please don't mind me when I look at your work and say, "Er, let me check thesaurus or (Urban) dictionary-haha just for laughs." Believe me when I say that I am not 100% perfect in the world of fanfiction, but I give 110% when I work on a piece I know others will grade on, read on, and depend on. Soo I want to offer the same service to you :]
3)I love it when it comes to setting and characterization. My strengths come from what I feel a reader can learn from a character by the way an author tells the life story through the appropriate perspective. I also bear in mind about my characters' point of views by facilitating the setting-it's what you can work with, so that you know your character is interacting with their surroundings; therefore, I want the readers feeling the exact same way. Okay, so I'm not Hemingway, I'm not Shakespeare, I'm not Aristotle but you get it. The terminology "flow" does not put a writer's words to justice. It is consistency. Consistent that you allow the reader time to breathe, snap out of reverie, pace the room, and sit in their comfy chairs admist the bright screen which reflects back at them.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
-As you see my quote from Aristotle, yes, I do have favoritism for those who present rhetoric appropriately. But, I myself, do not present it with enough qualifications because of my weak grammar and sentence pattern variations. I tend to use one sentence pattern over another, but I end up with verbal confusion or slightly choppy ideas. So bear with me!
-I also want you to know that I feel like i ask too many questions. I understand that I may do it because I have to adapt myself to a new learning environment-not physically being elsewhere-but as if I will sit right next to you to the very end. I want to make sure that I will make myself of good use. So therefore, when I do ask alot of questions, it isn't because of how I will respond to your writing style over mine, but it is because I want to allow room for constructive criticism by emailing through follow-ups, and making sure my peer editing tools make it so that your writing is justified...(phew, i feel like i really let alot go there)
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I enjoy one-shot stories! :)And I like fluff, action, adventure.
But, those kinds of stories, if I was the one writing it, it would turn into a 5-chapter story...I'm just saying...sheesh, this description box is so over-rated. If there is one author out there reading this right now and willing to trust my capabilities and sweetness, I would like to challenge myself to a real work of fiction with 20+ chapters.. BUT, I'm not shooting for the Milky way yet...only the moon...because I need the moon if I were out by the wilderness...okay, that didn't make sense I think, but you get it. I like ADVENTURE stories, too! (sorry for my incoherent randomness bit over there)
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Spelling Error: Big no-no.
Sexual Orientation stories: So if you ask me to write G/G, or L/L, or Bi...it is against my religion. Sorry.
When you give up: Nooo! Don't give up, don't tell the reader in the last line that it was all just a dream, and DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT tell bash your readers by telling them to jump in the river.