thefilmchick 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-04-06, id: 535690
Author has written 14 stories | Fantasy, Humor, Life, Politics, War, Horror, Action, and Love.
β : thefilmchick is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am open to any genre except slice-of-life romance, because I honestly won't be able to give a fair critique there, and anything with a legal basis, because I work in the field and am easily burnt out by it outside of work. I am blunt and honest; I don't sugar-coat things. I used to work as a TA for college writing centers, and hold a JD and a Master's in English.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am good at plot, characterization, and dialogue. Good turns of phrase amuse me. I also screenwrite, so keeping the story brisk and strongly told is probably my best attribute.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm less good at themes. I like a well-paced, crisp story; mountains of exposition will tire me and lead to skimming.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like action and adventure in any genre, preferring fantasy and scifi. Favorite authors in genre fiction include Ursula K. LeGuin, R.A. MacAvoy, Scott Lynch (a new one, but excellent), Jack Vance, James Tiptree Jr., etc. I like fantasy in new and unusual settings, rather than elves and dragons.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Please don't send me something that looks like Pride and Prejudice, as I will not be up for reading long bricks of text where nothing happens.
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 Historical
Fiction Horror
Fiction Sci-Fi
Fiction Supernatural
Fiction Thriller
Fiction Western
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for