| Imaginos1892 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 6 stories | Vandread, Chrysalids, Date A Live/デート・ア・ライブ, and Oh My Goddess!.
β : Imaginos1892 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I strongly advocate using correct English in exposition. (Anyone who wants to write, and doesn't know what 'exposition' means, has some homework to do)
Character dialog is another matter; some characters may use lousy English because they are uneducated, lazy, don't know the language well, or they think it makes them sound 'cool'. (Usually, it doesn't.)
I prefer to see a narrative story told in past tense, and almost all stories are narrative stories.
First-person stories can work well, but once you make that decision you have to stick with it. EVERYTHING must be told from the 'me' character's viewpoint.
Vulgar language is a part of life, and can be part of a story IF it's not overdone. People say Bad Words, but too many of them become irritating and boring.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have mastered the mechanics of writing literate English; of conveying ideas clearly and accurately. I know how to choose the right words, spell them correctly, and string them together so that they make sense. I know how to construct sentences, where to end them, when to begin a new paragraph, and why one should avoid repeating the same words too frequently.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not sure about plotting, pacing and characterization. My writing style is to just…tell the story. Figure out what happens, what needs to happen, and write it out.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
My preference is for stories that emphasize individual responsibility and honesty.
I like science fiction, military fiction, some fantasy, and several varieties of anime.
Nothing is free in the real world, and I think our stories should reflect that.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Stories in any language other than English. I know a little French, and a few words of Japanese, but not enough to read or write either one.
Juvenile crap derived from kiddie games.
Stories that present important characters as weak or stupid. Clueless can be OK, as long as they are able to learn from their mistakes and become less clueless.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Anime Date A Live/デート・ア・ライブ||Anime Vandread|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for