LoneTraveller 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-07-08, id: 1626691
Author has written 4 stories | Code Geass, Naruto, and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha.
β : LoneTraveller is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
The anime fanfictions are what I read the most, although there are some other categories that I will read (Artemis Fowl, Avatar, Harry Potter, StarCraft, Valkyria Chronicles.)br /

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My beta-reading style is really simple:br /

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The plot/storyline is a key step in getting the reader hooked to your story-telling. So, first and foremost, the plot has to be able to catch the reader's attention and allow them to understand what's going on. It would be even better if you could make them wonder/imagine what will happen next in your story.br /

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Next up, are the checks for story structure. What that means is that the paragraphing of each chapter is appropriate for maximum reader comfort (Which will help you keep readership). Many stories on Fanfiction.net that are exceedingly popular (defined as having an average of at least 10 reviews per chapter and/or fanarts under their titles) tend to have good paragraph structure. Anywhere from 1 to 6 line per paragraph. Do note however, that 6 lines is a bit too much and should not occur too often.br /

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Now that the structure of your story is done, the final step really is to look for all the little grammatical and spelling errors that could have been made in the course of drafting out the chapters. All writers will try their utmost to prevent that, but there's always that small tendency to make a little hiccup here and there that not even your auto-correct program (If you use those things)will detect. (e.g. writing 'mist' instead of 'must' in a sentence)br /

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It all sounds a little too simple to some, but this style gives a lot more freedom to you as a writer to plan freely, which I think is most important to fanfiction writing and has the potential to yield rather curious stories.br /

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On a side note, working life really takes up a lot of time, so I might take a while to get back to you. (During weekends only)br /

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Wishing you the best of luck in your writing,br /

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LoneTraveller

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
1) Eye for detail in grammar. (Sentences need to seem as though they flow nicely and connect to one another smoothly)br /

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2) Decent memory. I will remember the detail of previous chapters of a story, and will take reference from them to ensure a plot seems to be progressing fine.br /

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3) Attention to plot: All plots must seem to be heading somewhere. They cannot be without an end. If multiple arcs/plots are to be present in a single story, please give me fore-warning.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
1) Tendency to dream and let the mind wander on occasion.br /

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2) Love for tragedy (Hate stories with nothing but wins for the good guys)br /

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3) Bias against certain pairings (e.g. Kiba/Hinata from Naruto, Shirou/Sakura from Fate, Nanoha/Hayate from Nanoha)br /

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4) Cannot cope with stories containing more than 2 plots or 1 main plots with 2 side/minor plots.br /

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5) Stories with focus on more than Five characters in one chapter will confuse me.br /

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6) Not well-versed in the lore of Naruto (Regarding Uchiha Madara especially) or in Nanoha (Regarding the Marriage Incident).

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
1) Psychological/Mystery stories.br /

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2) Stories dealing with redemption. (e.g. Bad guy journeying to become good)br /

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3) Stories with Good AND Bad endings (e.g. A story where not everyone has a happily ever after; since is sounds more realistic than everyone having a good end)

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
1) Any story focusing exclusively on explicit content.br /

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2) Stories with invincible characters. (Good or Bad)br /

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3) Purely Action-based stories.br /

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4) Same gender romances (gender-bending is based on case by case)

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Code Geass
Anime Fate/stay night
Anime Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Anime Naruto
Game StarCraft
Anime Toaru Majutsu no Index/とある魔術の禁書目録
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Humor
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship