If you want an idea, just look at what I write myself. Also, I may not look it, but I have a weakness for cartoons (something you probably did not know about me)- I'd love to beta ANYTHING I have in my Turn-Ons on my profile. Pretty simple. My greatest genre strengths are Horror, Comedy, and Romance- but don't worry, I just haven't had much of a chance to exploit my ability on the other genres as much. Anything I have marked I can truthfully say that I am confident to my abilities to handle.
Also, story concepts are fun for me to help in revising, advising, and aiding in creating. Yeah, "fun"... I have a very strange sense of fun, I now suppose.
A few things I should say to anybody reading this- there are a few tricks out there, so you can learn to take care of yourself, and, consequently, your writing, for the long run. Also, so that you don't give your beta a potiental nightmare/headache. And that includes moi.
1. Read your writing out LOUD. Trust me- you can spot things that don't sound right when reading things aloud.
2. In a continuation of number one, record your audio of what you say aloud, if you think it would help you more to hear it like an audio book. If you think you'll look like a loony doing this, find somewhere where you'll get some privacy to recite- then to play back. As long as you are not a stutterer (as I constantly am) then this might be a good idea for you if simple recitation does not spot some of the problems.
3. I canNOT stress this enough, but, for the love of god, (and as a favor to me) if you plan on some revisions (and you SHOULD, even Stephen King has to sit at his desk like he's a kid wearing a Dunce cap and correct EVERY DAMN PAGE of his work), then please, please, please, PLEASE let it sit. Let some dust settle between the time you write the last period, and when you're itching to see what a genius you are. Don't lie, you SO do. I cannot explain the aging process, except to say that revisions done in this fashion will show you how worth it it was to wait as long as you did for revisions. You are detached from the work, and your howling ego is less apparent. Trust me. Even a day. An hour. Please.
4. This may just be because I am an honorary and card-carrying member of the school of minimalism in description, and I am biased naturally to a paragraph-long description of a girl with "flowing blond tresses" and her friend's "sparkling amber eyes", but here are two quotes that encompass what my point is. "Less is more" and, "Kill your darlings".
Both are alot less painful and easier to accomplish when following guideline number three. And both deal with those long blond tresses and those sparkling eyes. "Less is more" because it IS possible to bludgeon a reader with an overpowering amount of description- much like adding too much pepper to a hot dish, it IS possible to send even some of the stronger-stomached dinner guests away from the kitchen table in search of a pitcher of water in a panic. "Kill your darlings"- I am not too certain as to the exact wording of this quote, but what I believe it said is this: "Kill your darlings. Even if it breaks your incessant little scribbler's heart, kill your darlings, kill your darlings."
Confused? Basically, it means that, you know that one piece of description, narration, dialouge, "extra" character, or that epilouge or prolouge that is as useful as a tail on a frog once it is no longer a tadpole that you are holding onto? Clutching close to your heart, willing to bite anybody's head off that would EVER dare to ask you if it's neccesary? Do yourself a favor. Kill it.
Alright, alright, don't glare at me like that. You can save it. Yes, yes you can. To help with letting go, as you can say, I recommend a writer's journal. It is basically a journal with nothing but tidbits that you salvage from the mess in your mind (parts of dialoge that you catch out of nowhere, and MUST SALVAGE, plot ideas, a character you adore, ect.) and NEVER let anybody else see. They'd think you were a loony if they ever got their hands on it. Also, again, guideline three really, really helps.
And last but not least...
5. Know the rules, and,
5.5 Know when to BREAK the rules.
In the order above- Know THEN Break- it is important to learn when to apply one or the other to your writing. I've heard these obnoxious little twits wandering around, mouthing off to critiquers that they can break rules if they want to. These are the words that only a fool would utter (aside from the fact that it's rude). Learn to run before you learn to fly, or you'll look like an ass when you reach the ground and smash your dumb little head all over it.