AllysonH 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-12-09, id: 2144904
Author has written 6 stories | Bones.
β : AllysonH is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a beta-reader who will give you constructive criticism. I will never tell you that your work is not worth reading or publishing on this site. I will tell you what needs improving on your story, but I find it equally important to point out your positive qualities. I won't just correct your story; I will let you become aware of who you are as a writer. I will point out any (in)consistencies and advice you on how to deal with it. I'll provide you with all the feedback that you could possibly need, but it's up to you to do something with it. I'll make suggestions, but I won't edit your story. br /

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What I expect from you as your beta-reader is dedication and determination. If you're not serious about wanting to bring out the best in your story, than I'd rather you look elsewhere. I'd gladly offer up some of my time for to help improve your story, but if you decide not to do anything with my suggestions and remarks, I don't think we're very useful to each other. So, I'd like you to be really open to feedback and determined to make any changes to your work, when necessary.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good at setting up interesting plots and twists, therefore I could help you with yours. I recognize clich├ęs from afar and give you a fair warning not to take your story down a certain road. If you do, then I can help you with interesting twits and surprises. There's no such thing as a story 'that has been written before' if you give your own personal spin on it.br /

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I'm the best at characterization. If I know what your characters are (supposed to be) like, I can tell you what they would or would not say or do. If you have the habit or fear you might make your characters very out of character, I'm your go to girl. I will alert you to all inconsistencies and make suggestions on how you could write them differently. br /

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At last, I love dialogue. They're such a vital part of a story. A bad dialogue won't attract any readers. I can help you with adding a climax to dialogue and make it funny and/or interesting. You name it, whatever the theme of the dialogue may be, we can frame it.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
English is not my first language, so I might overlook a grammar mistake or a spelling error.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Stories I'd prefer to beta are ones that deal with more than just pairing two characters up. I appreciate love stories, as I write them too, but I'm not Hallmark-y enough to like it when getting boy and girl together is the sole purpose of the story.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not beta any (child) abuse or rape stories. I'm sorry. A mention of it doesn't bother me, but hurt/comfort fics about a date rape is something I really wish to stay away from.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Dutch
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Angel
Tv Bones
Tv CSI
Tv Glee
Tv Hellcats
Tv Pretty Little Liars
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Spiritual
Western
Crime
Family
Friendship