Chelly Mae B 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-11-09, id: 1863961
Author has written 6 stories | Naruto, Inuyasha, Aliens/Predator, and Batman.
Chelly Mae B is a registered beta reader but is currently not accepting beta reading requests: on hiatus/vacation.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I enjoy reading stories as much as I enjoy writing them and I believe the only way for someone to grow as a writer is to get constructive criticism from fellow writers. This is why I chose to become a beta reader. Because as a beta reader I am looking to help others improve, I do not have very many expectations for those who wish to "acquire my services," however, I will not help those who do not put in at least enough effort to spell everything out. This means no abbreviations/text-talk. The only time I find that acceptable is if a character is actually speaking like that. I, among many others, take my writing seriously and if you can't take the time to spell everything out (even if you don't know how to spell it correctly), you probably don't take writing very seriously. As long as you at least do that, I'm more than happy to read your stories and see what I can help you with.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strongest aspect, both as a beta reader and a writer, would probably be dialogue. Dialogue in a story comes naturally to me, where as, to some people, it can be a big struggle. I also am usually pretty good with grammar and spelling, though I'm no where near perfect. I also feel that I am pretty strong when it comes to plot lines. I don't seem to run out of ideas often, especially when it comes to someone else's story.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My biggest weakness, both as a beta reader and a writer, would be description. I have a hard time telling when descriptive details are necessary and when it's okay to just let the reader come up with their own picture. I also have a hard time simply writing said descriptive details. It takes me a while to take what I see in my head and put it in words.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Romances are my favorite, especially ones involving an original character. I love original characters. I know there are many fan fiction writers who don't, but I'm not one of them. To each their own. Haha. But honestly, I enjoy reading all types of stories. So even if it isn't a romance, don't hesitate to pitch me your idea! (:
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I really don't like beta-reading crossovers. They're just not really my thing, you know? I feel like it's really hard to make a good crossover. Most of the time they feel really forced and there end up being so many holes. You can pitch me your crossover idea and if I really think it could actually work, I'll do it, but most likely, I'll probably turn you down, unfortunately. Sorry, guys. Also, I'm not a huge fan of sex scenes but I will beta read stories with one or two sex scenes. I won't read a story that is only about the sex and I won't read stories that overuse sex scenes. I think the most a story should have is one, maybe two sex scenes. One or two sex scenes can add to the story in a positive way, but after that they become pointless, unneeded, and flat out annoying. (Let me just clear something up, since I've had a few questions about it...there is a difference between saying they had sex and actually writing out the sex scene. You can say they had sex as many times as you like, there's nothing wrong with that. It's actually writing out the sex scenes that I was referring to.)
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 10 Things I Hate About You
Movie 10 Things I Hate About You
Tv 10th Kingdom
Movie A Knight's Tale
Tv A-Team
Movie Alice in Wonderland, 2010
Tv Alice, 2009
Movie Aliens/Predator
Tv Alphas
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Movie Batman
Movie Beetlejuice
Movie Blade
Movie Blazing Saddles
Movie Book of Eli
Movie Borrowers
Movie Casper
Tv Criminal Minds
Tv CSI: Miami
Tv Dark Blue
Anime Death Note
Tv Degrassi
Tv Dexter
Movie Die Hard
Movie Disturbia
Tv Doctor Who
Game Dragon Age
Movie Edward Scissorhands
Misc Egyptian Mythology
Anime Elfen Lied
Game Fable
Tv Falling Skies
Movie Fantastic 4
Movie Fifth Element
Tv Glee
Book Harry Potter
Anime High School Debut
Tv House, M.D.
Anime Inuyasha
Movie Labyrinth
Tv Leverage
Anime Loveless
Movie Mask of Zorro/Legend of Zorro
Game Mass Effect
Movie Matrix
Movie Men In Black
Book Morganville Vampires
Anime Naruto
Tv New Girl
Tv Numb3rs
Book Perfect Chemistry
Tv Person of Interest
Movie Phantom of the Opera
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Tv Psych
Movie Push
Movie Robin Hood, 2010
Movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Tv Scrubs
Movie Sky High
Movie Star Wars
Movie Sweeney Todd
Tv Switched at Birth
Comic Teen Titans
Tv That '70s Show
Movie Three Musketeers
Book Twilight
Movie Underworld
Tv Vampire Diaries
Book Vampire Diaries
Anime Vampire Knight
Movie Warriors
Movie Zombieland
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for