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  1. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Beta Reading Looking for beta readers (first ~50 pages, mil sci-fi)

    Discussion in 'Collaboration' started by KaTrian, May 31, 2016.

    @T.Trian and I are putting finishing touches on our main WIP, Solus, so now we're looking for beta-readers who'd have a gander at the first 50 or so pages (and if interested, we won't mind if you want to read the rest of the ms!). It's a plus if you've served in a military or are otherwise knowledgeable of military service as there are a few scenes, details, ranks etc. that'd benefit from the opinions and views of someone who has first-hand experience. Having said that, we would appreciate anybody's input who would be interested in reading our story. :)

    It's sci-fi, there's gore and cursing -- but no aliens -- and a Swedish protagonist. We'd sum it up something like this:

    Lise Armfelt joins the International Law Enforcement of Solus with intentions so good they pave her way straight to hell.

    We'd be happy to swap WIPs! Reply to this post or drop either of us a private message if you're interested. :cool:

    Cheers,
    KaTrian and T.Trian

    P.S. We spied with our little eyes that @Samurai Jack, @zoupskim and @mrieder79 seem to have some military experience, so if you're looking for a beta-reading project or would like your work reviewed by us, please let us know. :)
     
  2. mrieder79

    mrieder79 Probably not a ground squirrel

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    I'm in. Send it.
     
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    zoupskim Contributing Member Contributor

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    I would be happy to BETA your WIP. However, know that I am currently BETAing someone else's WIP, and writing my own little crappy story, so you might not get it back for a bit.

    Lot of acronyms in there...

    P.S. No need to reciprocate. My WIP is still far from ready for betas.
     
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  4. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Thanks, I'll drop you a message. :) It's totally fine if you want to finish your beta-in-progress first, though, before we spam you with ours. It's not healthy to have too many things on your plate at once. :p
     
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    Komposten Insanitary pile of rotten fruit Staff Supporter Contributor

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    You don't happen to need an 'expert' on Swedish? :D
     
  6. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    We do. :D I think you've actually helped us out with Lise's Swedish lines, already, but I can't remember for sure. There isn't much, but one chapter is titled försiktighetsåtgärd. That's Swedish, right? :D
     
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    Komposten Insanitary pile of rotten fruit Staff Supporter Contributor

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    :D
    Feel free to send me a message if you trust me enough to Beta.
     
  8. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Omg, totally! :cool:
     
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    zoupskim Contributing Member Contributor

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    In case it wasn't clear, send away!
     
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    Lifeline The Dark - not in Wonderland Contributor

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    I am totally selfish here (don't have any kind of specific experience), but I am interested :)

    I realise you have not seen me critique here in WF but I know how. I think ;)
     
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    Cave Troll Something Wicked this Way Comes. Contributor

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    Well it sounds like something up my alley, I wouldn't mind the privilege to have a peek at your story. :)
     
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  12. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Wheee, thanks everyone. :friend: I'll drop you PMs!
     
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