ShadowBlazer 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-21-03, id: 330114
Author has written 7 stories | Fruits Basket, Ragnarok Online, Mass Effect, League of Legends, and Fire Emblem.
β : ShadowBlazer is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
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Anyways, I'm a new beta-reader and have some background in literature and creative writing courses at a post-secondary institution. I've also been in English AP in high school as well as an accelerated English program at my university. br /br /

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I generally focus on grammatical aspects, being relatively succinct in writing, avoiding cliches in general, and overall /br /

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I will be honest in everything I say, and I will comment without hesitation on aspects of your story that I find confusing or not essential to the narrative. This will be delivered in a friendly manner, however, and in the sincere hopes that it will help you improve your /br /

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If you wish for me to beta-read for you, send a polite PM explaining who you are, a bit about the story, where you wish to go with it, and I will decide then if I would like to take on your story. Please understand that I may be too busy to take on a project or that I may not feel comfortable reading the material you are writing. A quick PM is enough to check, and if it's the case that I am available and feel comfortable with your material, I would be happy to take on your story. My personal advice for checking any beta-reader is to check their stories and see how they go about their stories themselves.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Generally, grammatical aspects. I will come down on run-on sentences hard. I also like doing character psychology and terse action /br /

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Honestly, this is difficult to say for me because I may comment on many things from how exposition is woven in to narrative voice to grammar and writing styles for certain scenes. I will generally make a note on things that flow well and those that don't.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I don't pay attention to how sentence structure that much. If you do have problems in that area, I will point out the ones that are glaringly obvious, especially if they have grammatical errors or are run-ons, but I don't have much experience in making something smoother or /br /

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I also don't have a lot of experience with military tactics or jargon. I may not be able to help people who wish to incorporate a lot of technical terms in their writing.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer femslash, but I'll generally read pairings of any kind as long as the story makes it plausible. br /br /

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I'm also a sucker for romance and conspiracy plot stories, so that's always an added bonus if your story happens to be one of those.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Anything that's too fluffly or sweet. On the other hand, anything too gory, gruesome, or blindingly hateful as well. I'm also hilariously terrible at sex scenes, so I will be unable to help anyone with smut, however tasteful it may be ;) br /br /

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Also, stories in categories I'm unfamiliar with. No one will benefit from submitting me stories like that.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Game Dragon Age
Game League of Legends
Game Mass Effect
Comic Strangers In Paradise
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Horror
Parody
Supernatural
Suspense
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship