Xelena 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-26-01, id: 63215
Author has written 20 stories | Fantasy, General, Family, Life, Supernatural, Fantasy, and Thriller.
β : Xelena is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I haven't done any beta reading in a long time but i'm more than willing to help. More or less, i tend to read and then re-read. The first once-through is to get the feel of the story and its characters. The second, and sometimes third, is to do any correcting if necessary and make suggestions for improvement on plot/characterization etc. If you're sending me a medium-long to long chapter, ie in excess of 5000 words, please consider that i work and go to school first so that i'll only be working at night. I do do my utmost to send chapters back in a timely fashion with my best constructive criticism.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm more than proficient with grammatical accuracy, including spelling. I also do very well with character development and midstream plotting, even if you don't necessarily have a destination for your end in mind right away. I'm not as good at character introductions but i'm still pretty understanding of the process and heart that goes into it.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My biggest pitfalls are with the introduction plotting and continuity. I tend to want to plunge headfirst into the deep end so if there's a slow windup i might get a little overzealous in terms of pace. Not necessarily in the form of action though. I also sometimes have trouble keeping tangential information out of the characters backgrounds and/or the side plots. Nothing like a complicated story to make you think is what i say but not everybody feels that way.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I actually write mainly fantasy/supernatural so i prefer those genres over all others. I really enjoy reading horror however and there's some scifi that gets me involved as well. So in order of preference i'd say supernatural, fantasy or horror, and then scifi. However, if you think you just have a killer idea that's out of this world, give it a try. I might agree. Violence isn't normally going to be an issue nor is gore as long as it's not gratuitous, regardless of the nature of the act. (non-con, torture, fighting)
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I personally tend to stay away from main genre femslash and most pieces that involve bestiality. I'm not really a fan of females taking on the male role in the bedroom either. (trust me, i've seen it)
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Poetry General
Poetry Life
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for