arin 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-30-00, id: 27872
Author has written 8 stories | Animorphs, Artemis Fowl, IT, and Gone.
β : arin is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Need a little constructive criticism? Want to talk about what works and doesn't work, and what techniques can be used to enhance a story? Ask away! I'd be more than happy to lend my thoughts and opinions on your work. I leave detailed reviews on just about everything I read on FF anyway, and I do enjoy the concept of a "sneak peak". :)

NOTE: I am *horrible* at checking my PMs in a timely manner, so please send beta requests to my email jerry at deadlypuppy dot com in order for me to see the request.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I believe in the "sandwich" method of review. I'll start by pointing out your strong points and what's working. Then I'll focus on areas where I feel there can be improvement. And lastly, I'll return to positive notes and encourage you to continue your craft.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As a writer? My biggest weakness is motivation. If I'm not "in the mood", then I don't get much out of myself, and that's probably why I'll never make money in my craft. As a betareader I guess that can translate to disinterest in the subject matter. My other weakness is that my stories are so event-driven, I miss out on a lot of aesthetic details that I could be using to flesh out my work.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I enjoy romantic pairings, especially slash or "unexpected" pairings. I also love stories with an intrigue to them, whodunit type mysteries or areas where people are trying to figure each other out psychologically.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Well, although I wouldn't mind trying, obviously it would be very hard to beta for a story I'm not a fan of. (You don't want me for Dragonball Z, for example, because my criticism will largely be 'It's Dragonball Z'. :) ) I'm also not interested in stories that are all fluff (no conflict, everyone always happy, etc.)
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 3rd Rock from the Sun
Book Animorphs
Book Artemis Fowl
Misc Buffy X-overs
Game Final Fantasy VIII
Movie IT
Game Warcraft
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for