|03-21-2013, 03:34 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2013
Device: nook. kindel
Adventurous Beta reader(s) sought-
Looking for a beta reader or several to read fictional material in different genres.
The material is in short story form and a good fit for the 18-24 demographic.
The material is NOT meant to be a novella and is written on a very complex framework that is unique in style. This is to say that the style is best suited for those you are willing to indulge in a different style of writing and reading (different from the average and common styles).
The style is called "collaboration and compression".
There are several titles. The first is a comedic romance. The best comparison would be a Farrely Brothers film. Bathroom humor, romance, slapstick comes to mind.
The next is a drama/revenge/crime piece. Also there is a good ole action piece.
Story, character, plot, pacing need not be a reporting concern for the reader (they have been through processing and have been backlisted for a decade)
What would be appreciated:
The reporting of erorrs and tiypos
Reporting or suggestions to improve formatting on your reader.
Reporting of "Hiccups" that pull the reader out.
For some readers the effect of the "collaboration and compression" style might be experienced and any comments would be great.
These readers should not operate under the assumption that the goal of the author is to produce material that is most widely digestible and marketable. To expand styles and make the material available to the widest audience is a given but to alter story or material for marketing reasons is off the table. The philosophy the author produces under is: We are here to take advantage of the new frontier that portable libraries and non traditional publishing offers. Without the "marketing" factor determining what finds itself published- a fertile land of artistic opportunity has presented itself. We want to play in that fertile field.
This style does NOT fit well with readers with expectations and preconceptions that demand micro description, superfluous prose/adjectives or the management of the readers imagination.
This style involves collaboration between the story and the reader's imagination. The adventurous and imaginative reader will get the most from these stories.
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