| Lullaby Payne 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 8 stories | Fantasy, and Young Adult.
β : Lullaby Payne is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I love writing and reading and everything about them. Even before I could read, I would listen to my father as he sat by my bed putting these beautiful symbols into understandable words. When I found FictionPress, I instantly fell in love. Many people have undiscovered talent, and with a little support and critisism maybe they could become one of those amazing people on the bestseller list.
I'll read almost anything, but particularly fantasy or science fiction--er, well, science fiction that I'm smart enough to understand, that is. But, yes, romance is my guilty pleasure. Pretty much, if the characters are likeable, I'll enjoy the story. From bizarre plots to cliche--I'm a succer.
It says that I should describe my "expectations" to anyone who wishes to "aqcuire my services." Personally, I'll just be flattered if you choose me. I'm more than happy to be depended on and look forward to finding someone to write my infamous gushing reviews to.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm a very cynical person, but I love people. I'm the girl who sits and gives my biggest smile to anyone who walks into the room. I've never been the best at finding happiness for myself, but I love to give some to other people.
So, basically what I'm trying to say is that I'm up to read anything. Happy stories are nice after a tough day, or when I feel like wrapping a blanket around myself and sit down with a cup of hot coco--but I'm also addicted to the darker side of life, the tortured souls that find their true loves in a dark alley or whatever.
As for writing... I try to make my plots as original as possible. I've been called a "writing genius" all through my life, had teachers gush and read my papers aloud to the class. Personally, I think that's crap. If you have passion and a plot and a wide variety of characters, you can write a brilliant piece of art.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to be too nice when reviewing, but I'm trying REALLY hard to get mean and hurt people's feelings. Heh. Though in life I see the glass half empty, the glass will forever be half full when someone is dancing with their passion. I like making people feel good, that's all--but sometimes I'll overlook issues that might be standing up in their seats and waving desperately to catch someone's attention.
As a writer, I have never finished anything. I have too many ideas, that's all. And I overthink things. I'll plan a big, intricate plot when I'm away from my computer, and then when I sit down to write it all down there's too much and I grow impatient. So I start a new one.
But I promise to be... er.. meaner?
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Vampires. Shonen-Ai. Demons, angels, werewolves. Plain old LIFE stories. I like people, as I said before. If the characters are likeable and have personality, I'll give it a chance.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Okay, let's be honest--I'm not the most patient person. If the puncuation is terrible and the grammar or spelling is all jakd up lik diz then I WON'T read. I'm sure no one is THAT bad, but you never know. Just.. no 1st graders, please. Unless you're a really, really, really bright 1st grader. :)
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Young Adult
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for