Special Patrol Groupie 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-18-09, id: 1906320
Author has written 21 stories | Young Ones, Bottom, Doctor Who, Ashes to Ashes, Life on Mars, and Harry Potter.
β : Special Patrol Groupie is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I believe that you can do just about anything in a story as long as you execute it well.

I will unsparingly point out any and all errors of grammar, spelling or usage that I happen to see, regardless of how old/young you are, whether English is your first or tenth language, whether you are dyslexic or ADD or anything else.

I will not, however, mock you for making these errors. Everyone has to learn somehow.

All I ask of you is that you not take any criticisms I make personally. Writing is hard work. You may not want to revise or change something, or take my suggestions, but you shouldn't expect it to be perfect the first time - or any time, really.

I do not recommend any books on how to write. They have seldom helped me. The best way to learn to write is to read great authors, and read them and read them and read them until the book falls apart and you have to buy another copy, then read that until it falls apart. Learn how people really talk. Observe life. Carry a notebook or a laptop with you and write down things that inspire you.

Why do I write fanfic? I'm not sure, but I've been doing it all my life. I wrote Little House on the Prairie fanfic when I was seven or eight, for a school assignment. I would prefer to work on something I could perhaps publish and see money for, but I can't help writing fanfic. I only recently started putting my fanfic online because at least this way it'll not be a total waste of time.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I think I'm best at dialog, both internal and external. I have strong grammar/spelling skills (US usage). I am good at "flow" and transitions.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not so good at visuals. This can be taken two ways: (1) I skip or skimp on descriptions in order to get on with the dialog, and (2) I won't always spot typographical errors. Doubtless there's other deficiencies in my writing/editing that don't come to mind right now.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would like to read stories by authors who are serious about their writing and can accept tough criticism. If you're your own worst critic, if you keep revising after your story is "complete," you're probably someone I'd like to read.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
It's difficult to say ... horror really isn't my thing, although there are elements of horror in some of my work.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Beautiful and Damned
Tv Bottom
Book Great Gatsby
Book Little House series
Book Little Women
Book Lord of the Rings
Book Love of the Last Tycoon
Tv M*A*S*H
Movie Star Wars
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Book Tender_is_the_Night
Tv Young Ones
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for