i-am-a-coffe-crazy-writer 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-27-09, id: 2159689
Author has written 2 stories | Avatar: Last Airbender.
β : i-am-a-coffe-crazy-writer is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi, I am Mariah. (I'm not sure what to write here, but here it goes...) I will definitely tell someone any suggestions I have, and will point out any flaws. BUT I will not go overboard or give any flames. I try to update weekly, but that doesn't always happen, so I won't mind being a beta of someone who doesnt update every single day. BUT I hate reading stories that are only updated every few months, (exaggeration)and I'm sure others do too. That's my rant for the day i-am-a-crazy-coffee-writer aka -- mariah
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I believe I can write a character's thought process (i.e.-- one thought leads to another, which leads to another, and another). Everyone pretty much thinks 24/7, and so would a character. I try to capture these thoughts and put emotion in them.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I have a hard time picking dialogue for my characters. I find myself asking, "Would really say that?" and I cannot come up with an answer. Sometimes I feel like my characters might be out-of-character (OCC), but hey, that might just be my endless worrying.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would love to beta other-character(OC)stories. I love to read them. I love to see how the main characters of any given story would react to a new character. I also really like crossovers and romances. Humor is very hard to write, but greatly appreciated. I have no problem yaoi or anything like it, as long as there is a justified reason and thought process as to why a straight character would turn gay. If you make your character gay just because you want him/her to be, THAT IS NOT A REASON! You should explain why the character is attracted to the same sex.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
One of the biggest turn-offs of a story for me is when a summary reads: "uhh... i suck at summarys so plz plz plz read LOL!" A) If the summary sucks, the story will probably also. B) Grammar i a deal breaker for me. and if you write like a stupid 16-year-old girl texting her BFF on the summary, I'm assuming you'll write like that elsewhere in the stort. A "Haha" or abbreviation is OK every-once-in-a-while, or in your profile, but not in your story. I also hate it when someone writes in their summary "pretty OCC", "really stupid", "crazyness", or "doesn't make sense". WHY DID YOU POST IT THEN?? It just seems dumb to read a story like that. I don't read fanfiction to read your stupid OCC story. Another thing: Mary-sues//Gary-stus. Please do not write yourself into a story. It is not interesting to me, and I'm sure not interesting to a lot of others. Yes, I am guilty of this. I do it IN MY HEAD. I don not post them for others to see. ... Now, a any OC may be unjustly called a Mary-sue. Sure, an OC may be pretty, or have a troubled past, or be really liked by the main characters of a story, but don't go overboard. Make them realistic.
(I really hope I'm not being a hypocrite. I try to make my OCs realitstic. Someone may call them a Mary-sue, but I do not believe they are. (I have more than 1 story going on, but only 1 is on ff.net.)
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Anne of Green Gables series
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Tv Drake & Josh
Book Gemma Doyle Trilogy
Book Harry Potter
Tv House, M.D.
Book Immortals series, Alyson Noel
Game Kingdom Hearts
Book Lovely Bones
Book Marley & Me
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship