15 February 2014 @ 09:52 pm
Originally posted by [ profile] boundsofdecency at [ profile] leverage_betas


Title: untitled

Genre: H/C broken people relationship stuff with a side of plot

Characters/Pairing: Eliot/Parker, team, Eliot's dad

Beta type: I don't think any one person could cover all the bases, but any of the following would be very appreciated

  1. Flow: Pointing out where I'm being too vague to make sense or otherwise causing a distracting disconnect

  2. Emotion: Watching the character development and making sure it feels real

  3. Style: Pointing out ways to make my writing style more vivid and smooth

  4. Plot: Helping me develop ideas and organize how the subplots weave in and out

  5. Information: Answering questions about hacking/infosec/data mining/server security

Length, or word count: It will be at least 30,000 words. I've written 12,000 words on it so far.

Short Summary: It's the sequel to my fic "We Wish You a Chaotic Christmas," so more Eliot/Parker relationship stuff and Eliot's relationship with his dad

Rating of the story: Mature? Not sure where it's going just yet.

Anything else you'd like to add: I adore concrit, nitpicking, bickering, arguing, flames, and anything else that involves talking about Leverage. I love it when a beta tears something to shreds because it's not about whether my current stuff gets me a pat on the head. It's about becoming a better writer.


Beta status: Available to beta fics in the Leverage fandom

Beta strengths: Spelling/grammar/usage/punctuation/missing words, canon, tightening up storytelling, techie stuff, real-life BDSM practices and subculture

Beta weaknesses: I try not to be nitpicky but I usually fail. I will discuss anything to death if given the opportunity. I probably can't help much with sex scenes.

Preferred genres: Anything that gets into the characters' heads, character studies, angst, H/C, BDSM, slash

Genres you won't beta: RPF, crossovers (well, aside from Highlander), underage, mpreg, major character death, genderswap, songfic, crack, crack AUs

Preferred pairings: Eliot/anyone (except for Hardison) but other pairings are good too

Pairings you won't beta: Hardison/anyone, though Eliot/Parker/Hardison is okay depending on story

Anything else you'd like to add: I like Hardison but I just can't get inside his head.