lilballerette10 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-09-08, id: 1495915
Author has written 16 stories | Supernatural, Numb3rs, and Hawaii Five-0.
β : lilballerette10 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hey guys! So for beta-reading, I'm a stickler for grammar and spelling, bad grammar and bad spelling can easily turn an amazing story into a less absorbing one. I'm also very very very strict about the characters; I believe that they should definitely resemble their characters that are on tv, so your story should seem like an episode that we could possibly see on TV one day. With that said, obviously if you're doing a story where there's a dream, the characters can obviously be out of character. I've just read a few stories where the characters depicted are no where near what their character is like on TV so the story becomes a little unbelievable. But with all of this said, I'm very supportive of other authors! I know how tough it is to write a story and how we all can get writers block. So I will be critical but with a supportive attitude, I'll never put you down or put down your work, I believe that anyone who can write a story is talented in one way or another. I will always include "pro's" when I'm replying back as well as everything else I think you could work on or change. So that's my beta-reading style in a nutshell :)
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'd say one of my strengths is my ability to capture the true identity of my characters in my stories. They have the same personality they do as their TV counterparts, which I think is key when writing a fic because you want your fic to seem like another episode on the show. There are times where I tweak my character just a bit, but only so much as what we could definitely see the character doing on the show. So if you're not sure if your character fits their true role, I'll let you know :). Another one of my strengths is making stories flow. Flow is key when writing stories because you want it to be one continuous episode on paper, so finding subtle ways to connect the section above to the section below each other is always important.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Weaknesses in my writing I'd say is using a lot of "blah blah blah", REPLIED so and so. I'd rather not use "replied, said, answered", etc. I'd rather write more like "Sam just do as your told!" Dean walked over and stood directly in front of Sam. So I've definitely done less of it, and I'm hoping to stop doing it all together.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'd prefer to beta Supernatural, Hawaii Five-O, and Beauty and the Beast (2012) stories only. I write about Supernatural and Hawaii Five-0 and I watch Beauty and the Beast so I will know the characters well and as a result will be able to beta-read a lot better for these stories. I might consider other stories, based on shows I watch or have watched.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Slashfics are just not my cup of tea so I would prefer not to betaread them. I simply just wouldn't know what to add or what to fix.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Beauty and the Beast, 2012
Tv Hawaii Five-0
Tv Hawaii Five-O
Tv Supernatural
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for