July 4th, 2008

Arrow Canary try me

Friday Feature: Tips for Betas Part 2

With examples from The Mighty Boosh, Good Omens, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

This is a follow up to the Tips for Betas Part 1 that was posted to this community on the 20th of June.

Happy Fourth for all the Americans out there, and I hope the rest of you are having a good Friday! For the second part of my Feature on Working with Betas I'm going to delve a little further into the relationship between the writer and the beta. It's a two way street, a give and take relationship that requires both sides to be invested in the work to get the best finished product. What follows are some notes taken from my years of being both beta and writer of fanfiction and original fiction, and some information on critiquing in general.

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