|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm Mik. I went on a three-year long hiatus from writing and I'm currently trying to get back into the swing of things. Editing was always my favorite part to writing. Aside from many of the short fics I have posted here, I have dozens more stories that I've since lost track of. I'd like to add hundreds more to my personal collection, whether that be here on or anywhere else. I'm a second year college student, so once the semester begins in August I won't be available every day. I do however always check my email, and I intend to check my inbox here at least once a day, so don't be afraid to send me a PM. I am NOT a spell check. I will give constructive criticism & I won't hold back; if something in your plot line doesn't make sense, I'll tell you. If you need help overcoming writer's block, I'll throw ideas your way. But also keep in mind that YOU are the author; anything I say, you need not listen to. I won't take that personally.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Following plot lines. Characterization, if I know the characters well. Grammar - but please make sure you check it yourself first. Keeping Mary & Gary Sues away - I'll tell you when your OC is too perfect & we can talk about how to fix any problems together.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Dialogue - I don't know what you want your characters to say; that's completely up to you. Witty humor in dialogue - I'm honestly not that funny, sorry.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like one-shots and multi-chapter stories alike, but please don't send anything to me if your story is less than 100 words. I like OC stories as long as you have good character development. I also support these pairings: Bellamy/Clarke, Lexa/Clarke, Jamie/Claire, Steve/Bucky, Matt/Elektra, Foggy/Karen, Frank/Karen, Matt/Karen*, Dany/Jon, Dany/Sansa, Jon/Sansa*, Jon/Arya*, Jon/Ygritte, Sansa/Margaery, Katara/Zuko, Katara/Aang*, Sokka/Yue, Sokka/Suki, Oliver/Sara, Oliver/Felicity, Oliver/Laurel, Barry/Iris, Barry/Felicity, Will/Tessa, Jem/Tessa, Mako/Korra, Mako/Asami, Korra/Asami, Finn/Rey, Finn/Poe ( * ONLY as platonic friendships)
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
It NEEDS to be well-written; don't send me your first draft. Check it yourself first, read through it, edit it. THEN send it to me, once you think you've got it. Always put your best work out first, because then you can only improve. Also, don't send me senseless smut/lemon stories. I don't mind M-rated material as long as it's tasteful; that can't be the only reason you're writing. There NEEDS to be a plot line. There are also some ships that I canNOT stand, so if your story is focused on any of these romantic pairings then please don't ask me to beta: Bellamy/Gina, Raven/Murphy, Bellamy/Raven, Matt/Karen, Kylo Ren/Rey