|My first deviation to reach (and bypass) the magical 100 faves limit! Thank you everyone!|
Beta Reading TutorialBeta Reading Tutorial by thorns
What is a Beta Reader?
Apart from being a writer's best friend, beta readers provide a cross between edits and a critique. A beta reader does not edit a manuscript, but will note the errors for the author to fix. Advice and critiques are other services a beta may perform.
Establishing a Relationship
You've just partnered with an author; what do you do first? Establish with your author what each of you expects from the relationship. A solid understanding of expectations starts the partnership on a productive path and avoids misunderstandings.Time Expectations
Is the author expecting a 24 hour turn around, while you're thinking a week? If not discussed prior to an exchange, turn around time can cause tension. Be honest with your availability and then add some padding, in case of emergency. Do not agree to time constraints you cannot meet.
Length of Partnership
Is the manuscript a novel or a short story? Ask what the author is seeking a beta
Project Educate: deviantART related – What is it?Like the name says, the gallery "deviantART related" is connected with anything that has to do with the website and its members.Project Educate: deviantART related – What is it? by ginkgografix
Of course everything you submit and do here at deviantART is connected to this website, but this particular gallery's main focus isn't the art itself that you have created digitally or traditionally. It's about a community spirit behind, that allows you to customize your experience within this website.
It's a place for coded artworks that make your personal pages look a bit more fancy, it's a place for your IDs to tell the other members something about you, it's a place for stamps to promote a special statement/contest/ and much more. It's a very mixed place with unique sub categories and great artworks, made to be shared and to enjoy.
dAr is the short cut for deviantART relatedthe first dA related galleries have been created around 2002/2003dA related is the 748th category that was m
Current Residence: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
deviantWEAR sizing preference: the bigger the better!
Favourite style of art: I'm very eclectic when it comes to what art I like - anything and everything!
Operating System: myself?
Shell of choice: again... myself?
Skin of choice: myself...? why do they keep asking me about me??
Favourite cartoon character: Daria - that girl rocked! Wall-E and the characters from Up are also up there
Personal Quote: I'm drowning in deviations!!
|I like to give out random things to watchers and friends on dA. Here is just a taste of what's been gifted in the past... |
ScENeYmE ~ two prints from wishlist for birthday
hiddendelights ~ three prints from wishlist for being the stand up person she is
DarrenClarke ~ t-shirt from wishlist for birthday
Girl-on-the-Moon ~ 12 month dA membership for being such an awesome artist
Black-Forty-Four ~ mug from wishlist for birthday
elexti ~ 3 month dA membership for melb-art scavenger hunt participation
DarrenClarke ~ print from wishlist for birthday
gregorland ~ 12 month dA membership for birthday
Saswat777 ~ 3 month dA membership for 100th watcher winner
Black-Forty-Four ~ Fella plushie for 4,444 pageview kiriban
DarrenClarke ~ Twin pack dA stress balls for 4,444 pageview kiriban
Could you be next?
(Note: Don't ask me for gifts. That will only ensure that you won't get something!)