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15 December 2011 @ 04:15 pm
Trawling for betas!  
Afternoon, flisters! I'm here today to ask for your support and brilliance. I'm trying to grow my circle of betas before I burn-out the one who has been tirelessly tweaking my fiction. She's incredible, make no mistake! I just don't want her to feel oppressed by my constant dependency and rabid adjective/adverb abuse.

I write Gen (potentially Het), frequently use naughty words and depict bloody things, and am fairly solid in the grammar/punctuation category. I need someone who is a tough taskmaster, keeps an eye on story flow and pacing, and will help me reign in my propensity to wax purple. ;) Little bit of everything, really.

I want to become a better writer period, not just crank out a fair piece of fanfic.

SO BRING OUT YER DEAD! And thanks in advance, my pretty ponies...
 
 
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Current Music: "White Blank Page"--Mumford & Sons
 
 
 
wayward kittenpuchuupoet on December 15th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
I adore beta'ing, so if you're still looking for someone, I volunteer :)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 15th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I may just take you up on that! Have you got time now? I have an SPN-J2 Xmas Exchange Secret Santa with Special Sause fic that needs a good smack-down. It's a teensy bit long, though. Almost 9,000 words...
(no subject) - puchuupoet on December 15th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Amberamberdreams on December 15th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
I am learning the dark art of betaing (as opposed to editing for typos and grammar) but it looks like you have a willing volunteer already. I am wondering if I should get someone to beta for me - I never have done before but betas help improve your writing, don't they?
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 16th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
Oh, you should absolutely get a beta! Not that your stuff needs it, necessarily (because from where I sit, you're a damned good writer,) but having another set of critical eyes looking at your work can help you improve in ways that might not have occurred to you before. We have such a talented, generous fandom; take advantage of it! I’m like you; I’ve just now started to beta but I have so much to learn, I’m hesitant to offer. I find I learn just as much from beta-ing as getting beta-ed, so it’s all good. :D (I’m not sure what the difference is between alpha reading, beta reading, editing, etc. But that’s research for another day…)
monicawoemonicawoe on December 15th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
I'm always here if you need me!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 16th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
I'll probably take you up on that offer for my 50 States entry! I think it'll be right up our collective alley. (I get giggly every time I see that userpic! He's SO pretty in it, if I do say so myself...heh...)
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Not Quite by Firelighttahirire on December 16th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
I'm not available 100% of the time, but feel free to add me to your list if you like it rough. ;)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 16th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
I do like it rough, baby! I've got some OhSam ditties to write in January; I'll give you a ping then. :D
(no subject) - tahirire on December 16th, 2011 05:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
road_rhythm: Merry fucking Christmasroad_rhythm on December 16th, 2011 06:09 am (UTC)
You appear to be pretty well equipped, but feel free to consider me a backup option. lavishsqualor can probably tell you the most about my beta style.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 16th, 2011 07:12 am (UTC)
Thank you GOBS! You're an incredible writer and I'd love to steal your wisdom at some point. I have several irons in the fire and I'll greedily hit you up to rip at least one of them apart. :D Probably come January. :D
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(no subject) - quickreaver on December 16th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Chill McGundear_tiger on December 16th, 2011 08:06 am (UTC)
You have. A lot of volunteer already but one more doesn't hurt, right? I'm not terribly good with SPAG but I love the style/plot/pacing/flow beta work that you're looking for. So yeah, I can be another backup option.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 16th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that's kinda perfect for me! There are a lot of betas who kill the SPAG but I think it takes a real eye and intuition to tackle style/pacing/flow. I will totes take you up on this in the upcoming month (January-ish) if you're available. I have challenges due Feb. and I'm sure there'll be more. Fanfic is the perfect way to sharpen writing skills period. So yay, thanks!
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road_rhythm: Dr. Badass is INroad_rhythm on December 16th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
but I love the style/plot/pacing/flow beta work that you're looking for. So yeah, I can be another backup option.

*discreet, Jeeves-like cough* So, erm, if I were maybe to be looking for betas in the coming months due to committing to writing a shitpile of fic for getyourwordsout, would you be tempt-able?
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The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 16th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I do have those sleep-hostage issues so that's perfect. I'll put you on the list. (I can't believe how lucky I am to be getting such quality response, SRSLY.) Thanks muchly!