|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I love to give my opinion, and I want to be of some help. Hopefully I can meet your expectations and help you. If I don't, then I would like to remind you that it's my opinion, not the final say. I will happily guide you in the right direction, only if you want to be lead. I don't tolerate back-sass (You did ask for MY advice, not the other way around, so don't complain!) and I hate people who can't take criticism. If this sound like you, then don't even bother, if this doesn't, then I'll be happy to be of service! But please message me if you pick me as your beta reader.
You accept what I give you (that is why you came here... right?) and I don't care if you don't particularly like me for it, or you don't like my work, keep those opinions to yourself, I'm here strictly for business and nothing else. If you have a problem with that then review one of my stories, show your opinion to the world, I don't care, just don't treat me like someone who's inferior.
I also don't tolerate cussing. I know that I sometimes use it in my work, but that's to make a point that someone is really mad. If you're just saying it to be funny or your whole story is about cussing, then I won't read it. You have been warned...
I also don't like girl on girl love or boy on boy love (or whatever you call that, sorry, I stay really away from that.) It's not because I'm against that sort of thing, even though it sounds like that, but I want to make my heart race and understand why the characters love each other, since I'm straight I can't connect with the characters the way I want to and generally lose interest. Just reading about how it's a girl on girl or a boy on boy romance gets me bored, and I want to be excited and happy, and interested in what I read. So I won't read those either (sorry!)
I think that's about it. I would also like to help you write down your feelings, show people who you really are and help you get more viewers, so I might be a little tough, but I'm doing it out of love. Hope this explained so things! :D I'm excited to read all of your stories and see the wonderful worlds you create!
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
-I'm honest, which you might not think is a strength, but it is. The reason being is that I'm not afraid to tell you how much I hate it and how much I like it. I might be a little tougher because I can't see who you are, but I pride myself on being genuine, so it won't be too much of an insult because I don't have very mean thoughts
-Creativity. I love everything creative. I love the world it creates and the sense of being yours and only yours, so I can see when you're having writers block and when you've hit gold, because I've been in those situations (to many to count really -_-). I'll try helping out without changing the content of our story, because I know how important a scene or character is to story/ plot development.
-Humor. I think that's only a personal opinion, but I have gotten a fair share of laughs when I want them, and I'm pretty sure it's genetic. Really my families the only people who don't laugh with me and I think it's because my humor is too dull compared to my brother and mother, but we seem to have an uncanny wit and freakishly funny outlooks on life, so I'm pretty gosh darn funny anyways!
-I think that's about it... Not a very big list... *sigh*
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
-Grammar, I have dyslexia and ADHD, so I haven't really taken the time to learn how to spell but I do know big words, though I have issues with little ones (that's not weird... right?)
-I miss big points. I think it's because I'm naturally oblivious and don't pay attention, but if there's some symbolic meaning to your story, it'll go right over my head. My English teacher will point out several, apparently, glaring symbolic meaning in class and I'm in the back trying to figure out what the heck he's talking about by re-reading the book over again (still not finding it by the way).
-Drama, I tend to lean more towards humor then anything else because I hate drama (and love it!) I will read it, but I won't be of any help if you're trying to improve your skills in that area. I'm also bad at horror and suspense because I tend to wet my pants. Anything that's not by Cup of Tea, is basically a weak point for me.
-Getting to the point. I tend to ramble (if you haven't noticed already) and wish others to speed it up, so if you want to shorten your story then I'm not the girl for you.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like... I guess everything. Well, everything without cussing. I love Romance though, I tend to only click those stories when I want to read for myself, but I also love humor. Sometimes I just need a good laugh. Drama's pretty good, and I also like Hurt/ Comfort, because stuff just got real. (- Me trying to be funny). I also like really cute stories, and stories that are light-hearted and seem to help paint a picture for me. If you look at my stories then you basically know everything that I prefer.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I can't read scary stories, or suspense. Please don't make me, I just can't do it! ;-; Psychological things, like Black Butler, I also can't stand because I have to sleep with my mother (I'm in high school so it's still fine!) AND NO CUSSING! I don't know how many times I have to stress it, but I just can't stand cussing. I'll tell you again, personally, if I have to. Also, no boy on boy love or girl on girl love, I explained and told you that in my profile.