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Do you need a beta reader?

Discussion in 'Introduction To The Watcher Diaries' started by Athena, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Athena

    Athena Belinda Staff Member

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    Black Thorn
    We have three members who are our official board beta readers. They are:

    @ILLYRIAN
    @wickedtiger86
    @Last Watcher

    Should you need any help with your fanfic, whether it be structure, theme, characterisation, or just a general read and check over for general enjoyability reasons, please feel free to contact one, any or all of the above members to ask for assistance.

    Please bear in mind when contacting other members that they do have lives outside of the boards, and may not be able to respond to your query immediately. Beta reading takes a while, especially with many chapters of text, so please be patient. :)
     
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  2. sosa lola

    sosa lola Scooby

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    Thank you so much. I am writing a new shorter fic for a Spuffy banner challenge and I would like to have a beta.
     
    wickedtiger86: Yay, Spuffy!
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    ILLYRIAN Druish Pervonian Wizard

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    sosa lola,
    you say it is a shorter fic, how many words is it?
     
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    sosa lola Scooby

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    I haven't finished it yet. But usually my fics are so long, several chapters long. This one will be much shorter than my usual work. I'll write the details here once I finish it.
     
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    sosa lola Scooby

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    So, that Spuffy fic I told you about? It's five short chapters now. Finally found a title. Chapter one is finished and it's four pages.

    English isn't my first language, so I may get my idioms and expressions mixed up. I'm open to any type of beta and I don't mind overly critical ones. You can criticize the storyline, the characterisation and the dialogue, and I'm open to suggestions.

    Any takers? *flutters eyelashes*
     
    cryptwarmer: You can send it my way! though I'm not BB approved.
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    So I have spent the last six months planning a huge SPN/BTVS virtual series crossover and I am in desperate need of beta readers and most importantly people to discuss my ideas with and give me feed back.
    There are a few things that i've been stuck on that I would really appreciate opinions on.
     
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    ILLYRIAN Druish Pervonian Wizard

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    prodigalslayer,
    when you say huge what do you mean by huge? I've done fan-fics that vary from a 1,000 words to 8,000 words up to 240, 000 words yet are they huge?
    What does SPN mean?
    Does this site cater for crossovers? Do you want general help to produce fan fics like those on here or beta readers to correct all mistakes, you will also find that there are massive differences between actual English and the American English and there are so many differences you could write a dictionary.

    I've yet to read a fan-fic without a mistake in grammar or punctuation. Just like most books you read, errors and omissions have a bad habit of creeping into the written passage.
     
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    zombiegurl Love me some Buffy!

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    This is awesome! I am in need of a beta reader.
     
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    What sort of Fic is it?

    Do you need feedback, idea's or just spelling/grammatical oversight?

    I'm no expert, but I love reading other peoples Fic's so I would be game....would probably help if you had more than one though (Even Beta readers miss some stuff) :)

    Edit:
    Ooops...I've just read the top of this thread & I'm not one of the approved BB Beta readers....
    Not sure if that means I'm not allowed to put my self forward....Mods?

    I'm still game if I'm allowed..... :)
     
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    Athena Belinda Staff Member

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    zombiegurl Love me some Buffy!

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    It is an original Buffy-inspired fiction based on some of the characters. If you like to read (just a lover of reading is fine) and you also like Buffy, then please send me a message. Just need general feedback on the storyline and dialogue. ;) I do have a deadline so...anyone interested in reading a few sample pages, please let me know ASAP. And if after reading the pages, you're not interested in continuing, that's fine, too. I thought it couldn't hurt to ask since I don't have many friends who are big Buffy fans like myself.
     
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    See my PM......I'll be happy to :)