The Far Corners of the Mind 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-12-11, id: 3154301
Author has written 3 stories | Sonic the Hedgehog, and Vampire Game.
β : The Far Corners of the Mind is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am new to this whole beta business, but I'm bright eyed and bushy tailed! Though I don't believe I have much of a style, I would however like if the person who wishes me to act as a beta-reader would try to write their piece to the best of their ability beforehand. This includes proofreading, reading it aloud, maybe even getting a loved one to look it over. That way, I can see the proficiency of their writing, and use it to infer what can be improved, enhanced, added, or just taken out completely. If not, that's fine. I also have no problem helping with a rough draft, so long as the author knows how the start and end of their story will be. Sometimes ideas just need to be expanded on, or to receive a second opinion.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I believe I'm pretty good at analyzing the concepts that make up a story, that is, sometimes what authors put into story, dialogue or actions that sometimes mean more than what it does. No or less analyzing the concepts and the premise. I like to focus on characterizations and how readers could or will react or think in certain sequences in a story. Such as, how strongly readers will react to this. Stories that accomplish this, no matter how disagreeable or controversial, I feel are some of the best stories, as stories make people think, and feel, take something out of context and expand upon it.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I've also found at times that my critiques can be harsh to stories that I feel weren't executed very well, though that's my way of trying to better the way a story is being written, its structure, characterization, and overall entertainment. Ironically, if I like a story very much, I do have a tendency to gush about it and the author, which I know does nothing to improve the story itself. I'm currently trying to work on that.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer to beta-read stories of certain categories and genres that I'm more knowledgeable and or familiar with. That way, I can give proper help in that area, which makes sense. Mainly,
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't think I have any, but I suppose stories that I feel aren't very interesting, or in a category that I don't have much knowledge about, so I wouldn't be able to help there.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Spanish
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Comic 30 Days of Night
Movie Breakfast at Tiffany's
Comic Sandman
Game Sonic the Hedgehog
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship