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Jan. 4th, 2007 @ 01:17 am Okay...
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So here's the thing. I need some help with fic writing. Long term basis, probably heavy on discussing characterisation. I'm looking for someone to act as a sounding board, more or less. Hash out plot (AHAHA), bounce ideas back and forth, that sort of thing.

Someone who has a good grip on Brennan's voice especially, since I'm relatively good at knowing what she'd *do* in certain situations, just not being able to get it across accurately- not knowing how she's express herself. I have no idea if I'm being clear. Booth I can handle, Angela figures into some of my ideas and I think I've got a good handle on her as well. Brennan, despite me actually having a lot in common with her in the socially-lacking area, not so much. Frankly, I think it's because I'm afraid I'll identify with her too much and start putting things I'd say rather than what she'd say. But that's a little weird, so anyway.

The main part of this will be keeping me on track. If I start veering off the canon character track, you need to crack my knuckles with a ruler. So, being able to keep canon and fanon very separate is a must. I need someone to run things by at several points in the writing process, and be told 'hey, you're making Booth sound way too girly' or 'no way in hell Angela would say that'.

And possibly the most important part is you need to be brutal. I need someone like me- nothing personal and no offense intended, but for god's sake tell it like it is. There will be no hurt feelings. If it sucks ass, tell me. I really do want to know. Criticism is welcomed with open arms. Praise is also lovingly accepted, but don't tell me it's good or okay when you don't think it is. And tell me why. Honestly. Tact is appreciated but not required.

I'm not especially looking for a beta as such, which is why I didn't try out the ones listed in the beta post. :)

I'm not prolific, I hardly ever finish anything (which is why I need help with this sort of thing), and I'm busy irl so while I'm looking for an ongoing thing, the time involved won't be considerable. You're not going to get 30 pages of fic hefted at you every week or anything. I only write sporadically, and I don't think I've written anything over 6 pages in my life.

So, um, yeah. Any takers? I'm open to more than one 'someone'. The more opinions, the better off I'll be.
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From:krys33
Date:January 4th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
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I'd do it. :P If there's any character I feel like I've got a handle on, it's definitely Brennan.

And because of my people-pleaser tendancies, I usually am not so blunt. But because you asked for it, I think I could do that. :)
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From:threnody
Date:January 4th, 2007 08:21 am (UTC)
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w00t! I was going to ask you outright, but figured I'd got a little more broad-spectrum and maybe snag a someone or two outside my known circle. Thanks! If the email on your profile is the one you normally use, I'll go ahead and ship you a sample tomorrowish.

(And yeah, forget the people-pleasing. Pretend I'm one of those idiots at the Pit who has Brennan all eager to have a zillion kids. :P)
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From:krys33
Date:January 4th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
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:D Yes, that email's fine. I check it a thousand and one times a day.
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From:girllikethat54
Date:January 5th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
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I wouldn't mind helping out if you are still looking for someone else. I'm good at honest feedback.

You can reach me at Stellar2054@gmail.com
From:sciencewriter24
Date:May 25th, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
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I'd help. Summer's coming up, so you should be able to reach me when you needed, and I've been told I do a great Brennan (better Ange, but good Bren)and I'm good at being blunt when you need it.

my email is memandyw@yahoo.com.
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From:toomanysides
Date:June 16th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
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If you are all in for honest criticism, you can ask me anytime. I'm not a great writer but being an editor (for something minor like school newspaper) and naturally of course, something I can do is do the whole critic thing.