Amy R. (brightknightie) wrote in fkficfest,
Amy R.

The 2012 Beta-reading Post: "See those extra nucleotides? Those do not belong there."

Beta-reading helps make a story all it can be.  Test audience, collaborator, proofreader, editor, cheerleader, focus group: whatever roles an individual beta-reader undertakes in cooperation with an author, the beta-reader's contribution matters.  Three cheers for our beta-readers!

Need a beta-reader?  We all do.  Want to beta-read?  I hope so!  Please reply to any of the three comments that I'll make here to start off the threads: "Beta Needed," "Willing to Beta" and "Beta Resources."  Where applicable, please include genres, ratings, and how to get in touch with you.  (I can't help everyone find beta-readers one-at-a-time. This post is the solution! Come one, come all!)

The three header threads are for convenience.  Please use this post at any level to chat and get into contact!  And please come back to this post from time to time to see who else may need or offer beta-reading as we get closer to the finish line.  (If you play on both LJ and DW, consider checking the mirror post, too.)

Have fun!

Timeline Reminder:
All deadlines are 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
  • 5/05: Sign-ups open.
  • 5/25: Sign-ups close.
  • 5/28: Prompt assignments sent.
  • 6/28: Deadline to drop out without any penalty at all.
  • 7/28: Stories due.
  • 7/29: Pinch-hitter assignments sent.
  • 7/30: Stories begin revealing.
  • 8/06: Pinch-hitter stories due. (This date may shift.)

Drop-Out Reminder:  The deadline to drop out ("default") with no penalties whatsoever is one week away. If you must drop out, please let me know as soon as possible. We would all be very sad to lose you! But I'd also be grateful to have as much time as possible for your pinch-hitter. (If you must default after the deadline, escalating penalties will accumulate at my discretion, culminating in banning from future games if necessary.)

Questions Reminder: Please check the rules and sign-up post if you have questions. If you have questions that aren't answered there, please ask!

Crossposted on DW

Tags: admin, admin: beta-reading, game: 2012

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