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Beta-ing - Readers and Authors
Beta-ing - Readers and Authors
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RT Cipher
RT Cipher3 years ago
Ask away!

Or if you feel awkward for whatever reason, feel free to send a PM.
MrARKY89
MrARKY891 year ago
Do stories need to be in draft form so beta readers can proofread them?
jessicreative
jessicreative2 years ago
Why would we need an author in need tread if we already have the one where authors are offering services? We can just PM them if we need to. But maybe we can use the template on that.
RT Cipher
RT Cipher2 years ago
I was thinking that an author who was looking for a beta reader could fill out the form on there and anyone could have a look and offer their help while not needing to have a post on the Beta Reader for Hire thread.

The Author's in Need thread is like a Help Wanted ad and the Beta Reader's for Hire thread is like a We Can Help ad.

....I'm probably not really explaining myself very well but it did make sense at the time when I made this *shrug*
jessicreative
jessicreative2 years ago
@RT Cipher, Oh so the Authors in Need is a public request for everyone to help.
RT Cipher
RT Cipher2 years ago
@jessicreative, yep, pretty much
jessicreative
jessicreative2 years ago
@RT Cipher, got it.
Kirigaya Kazuto
Kirigaya Kazuto 2 years ago
Okay well I was told to come to this site from a long time ago and now i'm curious what this site is.
RT Cipher
RT Cipher2 years ago
Welcome to the site!

However, this thread was meant for questions relating to this society specifically. If you've got questions pertaining to Penana as a whole, the User Feedback/Find Your Writing Buddies societies would be the best place to ask them. Or you can ask other users via PM or something (:
ThePikachu181
ThePikachu1812 years ago
i was wondering, for beta readers, does it need to be something that I've posted on the site? Or can it be a story I'm planning on posting in the near future?

Also, are beta readers just  for spelling and grammar, or can they be for plot, characters, etc?
RT Cipher
RT Cipher2 years ago
You can ask a specific person if they wouldn't mind, and/or mention that if you post a request for a beta reader in the 'Authors in Need' thread. When I made this society it was so there would be an easy to find place to look for and offer help for any bit of writing, not just stories already on here.

And no, a beta reader does not look for just spelling and grammar. They should give comments on plot and the like - they are more like editors than proofreaders. But, you can mention/ask for your beta to look out for certain things that you feel you need some feedback on.

Hope that helps.
ThePikachu181
ThePikachu1812 years ago
@RT Cipher, yeah that does. Thanks a bunch!!!
RT Cipher
RT Cipher2 years ago
@ThePikachu181, no problem (:
BlueberryKitten
BlueberryKitten2 years ago
I'm working on some drafts and redrafts for my screenplays.  Are there any beta readers who are willing to read screenplays? Thank you :)  I ask because I'm trying to learn from my mistake of unleashing awful first drafts like 'Raven' and 'Parfait'.  
RT Cipher
RT Cipher2 years ago
You can make your own post in the author's thread specifying that you have a screenplay, and/or you can directly ask whichever beta(s) you pick from the beta reader's thread.
Clarry
Clarry2 years ago
I am looking for beta readers and editors to look at my story:

          'FOR THE SAKE OF LOVE'


I would like honest feedback. Up until now I have had three readers that have gone to the trouble and commented but I don't think they have got further chapter 1.

Thankyou
Vinnyl27
Vinnyl271 year ago
I would love it if you proofread after I publish I will pm you.
Imiieea
Imiieea8 months ago
I think I'm fairly late... but I would love to try out your story!
Firemaster1
Firemaster14 months ago
Is this group still active?
ShadowBobcat10
ShadowBobcat104 months ago
Yeah, people are still here. There are posts every so often, so I would classify that as alive.
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