oddmusic 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-15-15, id: 6853865
Author has written 3 stories | Doctor Who, and Once Upon a Time.
β : oddmusic is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
In general, give me concepts that are unusual or different. While I'll give anything a chance, what I like most are creative tweaks to the established stories. I tend to like character focused stories as a rule. I enjoy talking about writing a great deal, both mine and other peoples, so I will have fun helping you out.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm best at developing concepts and characters, and I suspect that that's what I'll be able to help you with the most. Also if you're working in a fandom that I know well, I can probably help you make sure everybody stays in character, which can be very important. My greatest strength as a writer is my dialogue writing, which has the odd side effect of turning my stories into large swaths of dialogue.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am not detail oriented. That means I may read what you send me two or three times and still miss a ton of spelling and/or grammar mistakes. While I'll absolutely tell you if I catch anything, don't count on me catching all your spelling errors. As a writer I'm not great at description, though I tend to think minimal description works better for a story anyway.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
In general I'd like to beta what I like to read and I like to read the sort of thing I like to write. This, admittedly, would be more helpful if I had more fics up on the site right now, so, this is what I'd suggest: Give me AU fics with small tweaks – e.g. switch around the positions of two characters, change a backstory or a key moment for the original work's backstory. Give me unusual takes on the futures or pasts of the characters. Give me OCs, fine, but see the next section for some caveats.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No lemon fics. I'd rather not betaread for the more random AU fics like High School fics. My rules for OCs: Unless you think you've got something really special or different about your OC, avoid self-inserts or wish fulfillment. Publish them, fine, great, but understand that in that case your audience is you and people like you, and there's a pretty good chance I don't fit into that demographic, and I don't want to read about people like me anyway. That sounds depressing. I have no problems with OCs as main characters though (hell, I'm even writing one).
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Ashes to Ashes
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Tv Doctor Who
Tv Eureka
Book Harry Potter
Tv Life on Mars
Tv Once Upon a Time
Play Shakespeare
Tv Slings and Arrows
Play Threepenny Opera/Die Dreigroschenoper
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for