Poorfox 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-16-05, id: 856139
Author has written 6 stories | Legend of Zelda, Harry Potter, Naruto, and Primeval.
β : Poorfox is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've always enjoyed helping aspiring writers out with the flaws in their prose, especially when they are very creative, but lack the technical skill to write. I try to improve the structure and syntax - the flow - of any writing I beta, as well as providing comments on the storyline itself. By giving the dual-perspective of a critic looking for ways to improve and the generic opinion of a reader looking simply for entertainment, perhaps I can get across feedback that will actually do some good.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'd like to think I have a good grasp of how the various concepts of writing can be carried across, whether in casual writing or literature itself. As with everyone else offering services as a beta - I hope - I am aware of how prose can be formed, both as a plot and a manner of communicating thoughts to the world. Literature often has an underlying message, and a number of writers attempt to pass these messages across to their readers. If that is your aim, perhaps I can help you. If it isn't, I will still be willing to help, more than willing, because writing is not all about high-end literature or sales turnover at a publishing house. Maybe you simply want to develop as a writer, or gain feedback on your writing. I can offer the opportunity for both - if you want it, reach out and take it.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Honesty is all very well and good, but the real problem with critiquing writing is the phrase "constructive criticism". When I make a comment I will try to make one that is useful, and will improve your writing without changing it so that it is no longer "yours". This said, however, constructive criticism is still a form of criticism, and isn't always nice. If you're not prepared to be told that you've made a mistake, or that your way is not the only way something can be done, I'm not the beta for you. But! With an open-minded attitude and willingness to improve, it's possible that I might just be able to do some good.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
The world of writing is very broad, so I won't typecast in a restrictive way. I'm most familiar with the craft of prose - story writing - and proesy - poetry writing.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Other areas of writing, such as screenplays, as ones in which I have very little experience, so it's probably best that you don't come to me with one of them. Oneshots, too, are something I'm not particularly keen on, but if they're done well, feel free to approach me, and if it's better than the poor image I have of the vast majority of oneshots, feel free to approach me.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Game Banjo-Kazooie
Game Golden Sun
Game Legend of Zelda
Game Pikmin
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for