| LittlePorcelainDoll 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 3 stories | Borderlands.
β : LittlePorcelainDoll is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hey, thanks for stopping by on my beta profile. If you're interested in taking me on, I have to warn you that I'm a harsh beta, but very fair and efficient. I won't kill your dreams, but if you want a good friendly slap to the face, I'm confident enough to know how and where to help if you need it. I'm also very needy since I take editing pretty seriously. I insist on having an outline available of your story from start to finish (and if possible, a chapter by chapter outline) so I can easily find inconsistencies, plot-holes, really bad ideas etc. It's a habit I've forced myself to pick up and it's become an invaluable tool for me when it comes to the mechanics of writing. I'm also pretty quick and will respond to messages usually within a day and have enough free time to go over everything with detailed notes and corrections. If you're comfortable enough to take negative criticism and want someone to really dig deep, I'm your gal.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I know what makes a good story in terms of plot development, characterization, structure and purpose. I recognize what creates a good resolution, what falls flat, and the value of theme and a cohesive structure. When it comes to grammar, I know the difference between what your school teachers taught you, and your own 'voice'. I'm not afraid to deviate from what's 'technically correct' if there's something that actually works better and communicates more effectively. That said, I can also point out when your own 'voice' should shut up a little if it's just clunky or nonsensical.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weakness is pacing. I'm no good at actually writing out every stage of my work from start to finish and end up making stuff up as I go or running out of steam altogether. I can't help you steer things to a climax or help recover from one. I'm a construction worker, not an actual architect.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Don't think I have a particular preference. If it's well written and in a fandom I enjoy, I'll bite.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No large/only OC cast, a few are fine. No cross-overs (unless the premise REALLY catches my interest). No extreme AU's, for example: high school, coffee shop, different era, anthropomorphic, whatever that's so far removed from the source material it should probably be an original story, etc. No 'truth or dares'. No script-like narrative. No 'choose your own adventure'. No Mpreg.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Tv 10th Kingdom|
Tv 12 Monkeys
Book A song of Ice and Fire
Book Bartimaeus Trilogy
Cartoon Bojack Horseman
Tv Breaking Bad
|Cartoon Dan Vs.|
Anime Death Note
Play Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Game Elder Scroll series
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
|Tv Game of Thrones|
Book Harry Potter
Book Hunger Games
Book John Dies at the End
Game Last of Us
Game Legend of Zelda
Tv Penny Dreadful
Play Phantom of the Opera
Play Sweeney Todd
Tv Terra Nova
Tv Z Nation
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for