DizzySpotChild 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-28-05, id: 462202
Author has written 12 stories | Fantasy, Life, Humor, Humor, Nature, and Love.
β : DizzySpotChild is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a senior at a state university and, though I'm not an English major, I have a good grasp of grammar and some experience critiquing poetry and short fiction. In a critique, I would offer my opinion of grammar and word use as well as character, plot progression, 'texture', and whatever else strikes my fancy. If there is some specific need that a writer has - that I should look specifically for a certain error or describe the way a scene makes me feel - I would be happy to accommodate that need. I try to be gentle (I don't think I've crushed anyone's creative spirit yet) but I must make it know that I will be honest. I expect anyone who asks me to beta read to have already proof-read their own piece. I can understand occasional misspellings or type-o's but I won't waste my time on a story that uses 'u' instead of 'you' or otherwise degrades the reader through the author's laziness.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good at picking up technical errors and, given time to think it through, I can usually suggest a new take on a tricky sentence or ways of making characters more likable.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As a writer, I lose myself in details, sometimes. I also have a little trouble keeping my scenes focused on the overall plot. As a beta reader, I can sometimes be mean without intending to be.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I adore strong heroines and writers who love the worlds they've created. Loved worlds are well-described and I'm a nature-buff, so this goes over well with me. I also like dimensional characters - villains especially!
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I would rather not read any demon/vampire/ultimate evil stories. Likewise, I don't care for angels or supreme goodness. I might accept an exceptional story, but it would have to be pretty stinking exceptional.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Action
Fiction Fantasy
Fiction Romance
Fiction Sci-Fi
Fiction Western
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for