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08 December 2005 @ 10:34 pm
Okay, questions...  
I've never written public fanfics before, as in, shared my writing with others, so I'm a little new to this whole experience.

I was wondering....

One. Is a beta for a story kinda like an editor? If not, then can someone please explain what exactly a beta does?
Two. Depending on the answer to my first question, is there anyone who's willing to beta my work for my fics?

Just someone that can help me with them, basically.
I'm looking for someone that can tell me 1) if the story's any good, 2) what can be done to improve it (on the grammar and English front, not the 'OMGEdshouldmakeoutwithWinryHERE' front.) and 3) how IC or OOC the characters are.

First and foremost, I have my FMA stories. I assume everyone in this community knows the characters well enough to help.
Secondly, I'm working on an Inu-Yasha/Wolf's Rain crossover. (There's a reason behind the crossover, I swear.)
and for a third series of fics, I was debating Harry Potter or Dragon Lance.

In order to help with accurate character depiction, you have to know the story the fic is based off of...

Anyone willing to help with any or all of these fics would be awesome.

[Edit: Warning - Some of the fics were ideas from the random FMA generator. Therefore, include doubtful pairing (I didn't have to agree with the pairing to try to write it; after all, that's the challenge, right? Some include NC-17 content. However, all 12daysofficmas fics so far have proven to be G rated.]
// y ~ u ~ k ~ o ~  //prides_tears on December 9th, 2005 03:53 am (UTC)
I'm also new to the beta thing, but I think beta's are kinda like editors. People who make sure your grammer sounds OK, spelling and whatnot. Um, I'll be more then willing to be your beta for the FMA fic! ^^ The Inuyasha/Wolf's Rain crossover..well...I don't know anything about WR but I do know alot about Inuyasha, so if you need help with that part, I'll help you also! ^^
akiko_kallaakiko_kalla on December 9th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
I like your icon!! ^_^ Kawaii!!
Misery Hates Companymiserywhip on December 9th, 2005 06:22 am (UTC)
For the first one, I'll just give you this link:

You may have already seen it, because it's been posted in this community.

The rest are still in the process of being typed up.
Thanks for offering to help me. ^-^
// y ~ u ~ k ~ o ~  //prides_tears on December 9th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC)
Hm, well, should I e-mail you?
Misery Hates Companymiserywhip on December 9th, 2005 06:54 am (UTC)
You can comment in the story's posts, or e-mail me, if that's easier for you.
My, oh so creative, e-mail address: EdwardXElrc@aol.com

// y ~ u ~ k ~ o ~  //prides_tears on December 9th, 2005 07:07 am (UTC)
xD I'll comment on the story posts then.
I like your e-mail though!
Misery Hates Companymiserywhip on December 9th, 2005 07:19 am (UTC)
^-^ Your journal name is so much better.
¬¬ This is me being jealous...

but, yeah, I'm suprised nobody else took it with the following the show and manga have. All I had to do was remove the 'i.'
// y ~ u ~ k ~ o ~  //prides_tears on December 10th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
Huh? I totally lost you on the last part...
akiko_kallaakiko_kalla on December 9th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, a beta is like an editor I think. I've seen fics where they have one beta or more than one so I think it just depends. I'd be more than happy to help with grammar, English, plot development, whatever. But I may not know all of the stories the fics are from. Just let me know if you'd like me to help. ^_^
Misery Hates Companymiserywhip on December 9th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC)
If you want to look over the first fic, I got typed up, you can find it here:
It's possible you've already seen it, because it has been posted here, already.

^-^ Thanks for the offer.
Chexdragonalchemist on December 9th, 2005 05:43 am (UTC)
I wouldn't mind doing beta-ing. :3
Misery Hates Companymiserywhip on December 9th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
^-^ Thanks, my first fic is here:
if you'd like to take a look.

Btw, that icon always makes me laugh...