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Alicorn comments on Luminosity (Twilight fanfic) Part 2 Discussion Thread - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Alicorn 17 November 2010 04:25:40AM *  2 points [-]

I'm in the market for a second beta reader for the fic. [EDIT: I have found one, but I don't object to acquiring a greater number if someone else finds the prospect appealing.] Job description:

  • Be on an IM client a lot (bonus points if you keep different hours from the beta I already have)

  • Receive pastes of drafts of Radiance sections as I write them (in raw HTML)

  • Listen to me hammer out future plot details (including those which will actually come to fruition and therefore constitute spoilers)

  • Be discreet about any fic contents or information that I haven't published yet (for some unfathomable reason, there exist people who don't like spoilers, and I don't want them harmed, so I prefer to handle spoilery inquiries personally and in private)

  • Supply (via aforementioned IM client) feedback on the fic pastes and outline, in the form of comments, questions, attempts to point out plot holes, gentle critique of prose, silly jokes, &c. (Key here isn't making the fic better; I can mostly handle the quality to my satisfaction. Quantity is trickier and requires that I feel like my writing is getting attention, which is what the beta and this feedback is for.)

Interested parties can PM me or find my contact info on the fic website's About page.

Comment author: Alicorn 31 January 2011 08:04:16PM 1 point [-]

I still have too many "dead hours" when I want someone to write at and all my existing betas are offline or busy. Anybody interested in betaing? (I'm curious about why not, if not and it's not an obvious reason like disliking spoilers or IM or Radiance.)