OrdinaryStory 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-02-08, id: 1622201
Author has written 4 stories | Labyrinth.
β : OrdinaryStory is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
If you ask me to beta-read your work, I will take it seriously. I'll correct mistakes and offer my honest opinions. If you need help deciding where you want to go with the story, I'll help with that too. I'll be completely honest.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm pretty good with grammar and spelling. If I come across a word I don't know, I can look it up. I strive for good word flow in my work, and I can help you with yours. I can keep you from sounding like a thesaurus; a wide vocabularly is good and should be used, but simple words should, too.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'll occasionally miss errors, or make my own. I'm not the best at keeping characters 'in character.' My long descriptions sometimes sound awkward. I don't know all the elements that go into a good story. If you talk about rabbits, I'll probably get distracted and squeal a lot.... Also, if it doesn't appear to be going anywhere, I'll get bored with it and I won't finish quickly.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'd like for you to fully intend to finish your story. I'd prefer that you be serious about writing and actually enjoy it, but I understand that sometimes ideas play out and don't get finished. Also, I would prefer that you make an effort to look over your work before it comes to me.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
If you have no plot, I'm not going to go for it. If your characters have no personality, I won't be enthused. If you don't take your writing seriously, I'm not up for that either. Also, I generally dislike parody.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Beauty and the Beast
Movie Dark Crystal
Movie Dirty Dancing
Book Harry Potter
Book His Dark Materials
Movie Labyrinth
Book Maggie Shayne
Movie Mary Poppins
Book Pendragon
Game Pokémon
Movie Princess Diaries
Book Princess Diaries
Book Redwall
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for