PhoenixRising777 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-21-09, id: 664699
Author has written 5 stories | Mythology, Mystery, and Action.
β : PhoenixRising777 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Well, first and foremost, I like to communicate by e-mail, so if you decide you want me to beta, that's the way I prefer to do it. Anyways I aim to improve the story's overall potential--for reviews and for publicity. :-D

If I beta for you, I expect you to look at my opinions with an open mind, and not immediately become defensive, well...because that will get us nowhere. I want you to understand that even though I will criticize, I'm on your side. All my criticism will be constructive, and I will make sure that none of it is degrading to you as an author.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good at story structure--from the whole thing, to chapters, to paragraphs, to sentances to word choice. I'm also pretty good at characters and plot, and the effects that they have on each other. Particularly with mysteries, I'm good at dropping clues one at a time so that the reader is guessing till the end.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not so good at grammar--I understand the basis, but I'm not good at semicolon/colon and the double dash/three dots (-- vs ...). I also have a weakness for humor. If your story is full of humor and completely lacking plot, I might not see it because I'm too busy laughing at whatever you wrote, loz :-D
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I really like humor stories--even though I mentioned above I have a weakness for them. On the opposite end of the scale, I like dramas too. But I like it best when the two are combined. With mysteries, I like them, but they're not my absolute favorite. I love fantasy and adventure, particularly when they have a well developed world with them. Oh, and I forgot to mention--I LOVE mythology, mostly Greek cause the Romans pretty much copied. I have no problem reading gay/bi/lesbian stories as long as the story and characters are well developed and it is treated like any other story. I hate it when people make gay characters excessively lovey-dovey and affectionate--they're no different from the rest of us, people.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I hate porn--it's gross and shouldn't be here. I can handle references to sex, particularly humorous ones, but nothing overbord.

I don't really like spirituals--I'm agnostic myself, so I don't really know much about them and don't really want to. Supernatural and SiFi stories are kinda weird to me too, so I won't be much help there.

Other than that, I'm open to anything origional! :-D ~Phoenix~

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Action
Fiction Fantasy
Fiction General
Fiction Horror
Fiction Humor
Fiction Mystery
Fiction Mythology
Fiction Play
Fiction Romance
Fiction Thriller
Fiction Young Adult
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for