Sandnose 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-04-12, id: 3695308
Author has written 8 stories | Maximum Ride, Rosario + Vampire, Avengers, Perception, Sherlock Holmes, Misc. Movies, Captain America, and Dominion.
β : Sandnose is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm an avid reader and typically love to read other people's works. I like to latch onto ideas and certain topics for quite some time trying to study and learn from them (kind of like a leach I suppose). I probably won't take on every One-Shot I'm handed, the same going for rather long stories. I will most likely first make a point of the fact that it is either far too long or far too short, which matters greatly for a majority of readers similar to myself. I must say this: I'll be using "Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly" as a reference to some, if not all, of the stories I receive (It's a great non-fiction about writing by Gail Carson Levine). I think I'll be taking on about three at a time, seems like a fair maximum for me to start out my betaing with, so I may become changed someday.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I love to read and write in all forms of Person (First, Second, Third) but I constantly argue with myself about which I should apply to certain stories of mine. I have learned that I typically have to re-read chapters/stories to make sure that I catch most all of the spelling errors, but we're only human (at least most of the time...). I tend to find the humor in almost anything (yes, even in the death and/or murder of a character of any sort, unless they were a necessity) so even if that's not what your story was trying to go for (like a very seriously toned story) don't feel like you need to take it out, because that's just the way I tend to see things.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not the most privileged when it comes to spotting and correcting grammar. I'm probably going to just leave that one without much explaining, because I don't think there really is any explanation for this. If you have a character that I fall in love with I could possibly become blinded to the rest of the characters, or, on a less likely note, become blinded to parts of the plot not involving that character. With that said, please don't hate me if I have to drop your story, although I would finish what you asked me to, if that sort of "character-bonding" happens to me, and unfortunately it can happen often...
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I really love action, adventure, mystery, fantasy and supernatural story genres. They grab my attention, which is one thing I'll be looking for in the story, and their simply a type of story that keeps me interested. The one thing I can say for these kinds of stories is the more characters the merrier!
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't particularly like romance or si-fi stories. Romance is typically filled with all of that mushy, gushy stuff that makes grown man cry at night as they read it, which is why I don't read it... Kidding, but I don't read many romances unless they're with a pair of people I REALLY like, or they involve scandal and overall law-breaking. Si-fi is good at times but to me can become VERY confusing. Of course with the right form of writing and information the story could turn out great, but I just don't get out to watch movies like that or read books and stories like it (Those nerds can be blood-thirsty and scary...nah, I'm one of you guys!)
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Avengers
Movie Captain America
Cartoon Generator Rex
Misc Misc. Movies
Tv Perception
Book Robert Langdon series
Movie Sherlock Holmes
Movie Thor
Comic Umbrella Academy
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for