Laeden 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-01-05, id: 496209
Author has written 2 stories | Horror.
β : Laeden is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING--YOU'LL BE HAPPY YOU DID.

I will review works in part or completely based on length. I give detailed reviews, say what I think you're doing wrong, what you may need to change, complete with examples, and of course, what I personally liked and didn't like. Due to the volume of the work that's submitted to me, and the detail of my reviews (which I will not compromise), some entries will be rejected. Namely, entries that are carelessly writen with several spelling errors or otherwise. You don't have to be the best writer, but I don't accept works that are clearly done lazily. I also ask that, with the beta request, you include the following message:
If you want me to beta something, simply e-mail me or send me a message. Although, I do ask that you include the story link, a brief synopsis, and why you chose me to beta your story. For those who aren't familiar with the writing buisness, giving a little effort usually means getting some in return. Like I said before, I have a large amount of beta-requests. Reviewing or commenting on my writing, and mentioning therein that you requested a beta will make you stand out, and increase your chances of being noticed, and also bump you up on the priority list. And it's good anyway to read other works, you could learn something.

If you're serious about writing, you should know that a manuscript can, and often will, be dismissed without a word being read. I'll help you get by the "preliminary steps" and take your writing to the next level.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Concise Writing Pacing and Progression Verbs and Vocabulary Dialogue Setting and description Characterization
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not good at making suggestions for how to develop a plot. Some plan a plot out, some make a really strong character and plop them in a situation and let them live and breathe and react on their own will to create the story. Of course, some are in the middle, planning out a little and then leaving room for other ideas, or adding into their plan as other plans strike them so long as they are appropriate. Like many others, I have my own way of doing this. These are methods you have to figure out on your own.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Non-gratuitous horror, thriller/suspense, Mystery.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Fantasy, Spiritual, Parody, Humor, anything with graphic intimacy, science-fiction. I find works with graphic intimacy or graphic violence tend not to be very good, and the violence and sex serves only as a distraction from poor developement or prose.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & German
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Horror
Fiction Mystery
Fiction Thriller
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Suspense
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship