1. Are you new to beta reading?
No. I've had a beta reader before.
2. Your age:
3. Genre(s) –
Drama, psychological, action, thriller, hurt/comfort, angst, eventual romance...
Plot- William is a depressed teen who self-harms. He finds relief through watching videos of others committing suicide, but when that isn’t enough for him anymore he tries convince another boy (Jim) he met online to stop taking his anti-depressants so he would be easier to push towards the idea of actually killing himself. William realizes what he’s doing is wrong and turns himself in. Soon he finds himself placed in a mental health facility where he comes into contact with other disturbed young adults. Over time he becomes better and stops cutting himself. Another year passes and William happens to bump into Jim. From there the damaged boys start up an unlikely relationship as they struggle to fix each other and put the past behind them.
PG-13 - MA
May contain triggers for those faint of heart. Mature themes, depression, self-harm, suicide attempts, eventual same-sex relationship.
6. What's your writing skill level?
Beginner - intermediate
7. How serious are you about your writing?
Writing for me is more of a hobby, but it's one of my favorite things to do. I'm very serious on improving my skills as a writer, even if I never publish anything.
8. What writing aspects are you trying to improve?
Everything really. Grammar/Punctuation, Spelling, Plotting, keeping Pace/Good Flow, Dialogue, Mood, characterization, setting, description.
9. What are you looking for in the beta reader?
I'm looking for a beta who has a keen eye for picking up mistakes, and whose strengths are my weaknesses. Or even better, someone who understands what the character is going through and can offer suggestions to keep the story as raw, and realistic as possible.
10. Do you promise to put sincere effort into your partnership?
Of course! I like to put a 100% into everything!