PLAIDunderpants 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-02-05, id: 869470
Author has written 2 stories | Treasure Planet, and Venture Brothers.
β : PLAIDunderpants is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta-reader, I critique from the view point of the uninformed reader. I do not assume to know how to write your story, but I can tell you how your story and writing style comes across to a new reader. I will never berate or belittle any writer, no matter their level of writing. However, if you are looking for someone who is going to constantly compliment you, then I am not the beta-reader you're looking for. I am blunt, honest and straight-forward. I will never sugar-coat my opinions. However, I will analyze and report on both the excellent writings and those which need a little cleaning. I will never solely concentrate on what you may be doing wrong or what needs work. However, I critique with the assumption that you are at least moderately interested in perfecting your writing skills. I know there are plenty of writers here on Fanfic who are seeking futures in the writing field, and that there are many, such as myself, who write out of simple enjoyment. I can cater to any level of writing and expect that you inform me on what it is you are hoping to improve or have critiqued.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My main concern when editing and critiquing is not the writer, but the reader. After all, what is the purpose of your story but to capture the heart of a reader? My area of expertise is analyzing the work in such a way as to judge reader intrigue. I can easily point out things, (whether expression style, grammar, etc), that will keep your reader interested, or will turn them away.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I believe my biggest flaw is my pride when it comes to critiquing. I am not necessarily concerned that you always use my advice, but I do expect that you take it to heart and decide for yourself if it applies to your story and writing style. I am not one for speaking my mind in vain, and so if I feel that a writer asks for my advice, but is not interested in using it or ignores what I have to say, then I will simply stop helping. I will always be ready to help you once more, should you change your mind, but once you have lost my trust in this respect I am hesitant to re-give it. As I said, I will never expect you to always use my advice, but I do expect you to consider it, because to me, there is no point in expressing my opinion if you do not truly care to hear it and apply it.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I am most interested in fantasy style stories and young adult fiction. Though I believe I am capable enough to beta-read any style of story, I am more likely to better critique styles that I am more familiar with and enjoy. Thus, I am advertising myself mostly for fantasy, science fiction, and young adult novel styles.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will be absolutely useless with stories that are based on historical events. I only know so much off the top of my head and do not have the time with my school and work schedule to research history enough to properly help authors who write in these genres. Similarly, if the critiquing you're looking for requires an intimate knowledge of the story it is based on, I may advise you to seek a beta-reader who can help you more efficiently.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Beauty and the Beast
Book Beka Cooper series
Book Bloody Jack Adventures
Movie Brothers Grim
Book Circle of Magic
Book Claidi Journals
Movie Donnie Darko
Book Ella Enchanted
Movie Enchanted
Movie Finding Neverland
Movie Hancock
Book Harry Potter
Book Holes
Book Incarnations of Immortality
Movie Italian Job
Movie Kung Fu Panda
Movie Labyrinth
Game Legend of Zelda
Movie Meet the Robinsons
Movie Neverending Story
Book Piers Anthony
Book Protector of the Small Quartet
Book Song of the Lioness
Book Tanith Lee
Movie Treasure Planet
Book Will of the Empress
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for