Hey, I know you said you don't like AU but would you mind checking mine out? It's my first fanfiction and While I have a friend looking over it I could use a real beta. I can Email what I have so far so you can read it and tell me if you are interested. I'm going to post the Summary here to see if you want to take a look.
Eva Winters Book One:Death Eaters Rising
After the Battle, Professor Trelawney has a new vision. The savior shall be a Muggle-born girl with no knowledge of the magic world. Four years after and events start to unfold. Mysteries unravel, adversaries gather, new and old faces show themselves. Will this ordinary girl, who never led anything, be able to save the world? With the help of friends, can she finally step-up? AU
*English - Adventure/Fantasy
AU. (In this Universe many of the characters have not died but they will have a place in the plot.)
What if, after the Dark Lords fall at the battle of Hogwarts, Professor Trelawney had a second vision? What if that vision predicted one of Voldemort's followers rising up to take his place and bring back the remaining death eaters?
What would happen if an ancient and dark magical item, lost since the age of the founders, is the one item able to bend the rules of magic and bring back Voldemort's spirit?
What if many of the characters that died in the books somehow survived in a alternate universe? And what if there is a now new savior, a muggle-born witch unknown to anyone, including herself?
Follow Eva winters and a whole cast of new characters, along with a bunch of old faces as well, as trouble starts at once again Hogwarts.
Mysteries unravel, adversaries gather, new and old faces show themselves, and as always, the trouble starts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Many challenges await her. Does she have what it takes to save them? Find out!
(Chapter 3(mostly 5) and on is where it starts to get real fun!)
And that is a only small bit of what my story is. Please answer this!
Firstly, I would have appreciated it if you had used the form provided on the first post. Secondly, this story seems much too AU for me. I am probably not the best beta for you. Sorry and good luck!
Oops! posted with wrong info.
Wren - I posted in the Beta needed thread a while ago and I am not having particular luck with that. I read through your thread and I like what I see... But, I wonder how hard and fast your distaste for AU is? My story is a "Book 7 disregarded story" and I see that goes against your likes. However, if you could be persuaded to give my story a look see, if it catches your interest at all, I could sure use some help. Pretty please.
Title: Harry Potter and the Heart of the Hero
Ships: Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Tonks/Lupin, Draco/OC.
Approximate Word/Chapter Count: Chapters range from 7,000 to 10,000 words
Permanent Y/N: Yes
Summary: Dumbledore is gone, or is he? Harry feels the weight of the world rests on his shoulders, but he is soon to learn that his brooding nature and desire to face his fate alone may be his greatest weakness. It is his emotions, or rather his capacity for emotion that makes him strong, and his relationships his greatest source of strength.
When the summer begins and he faces a fortnight with the Dursleys everything he knows, or rather thinks he knows comes into question. Can he... should he do this all alone? And is he anywhere near ready?
Hogwarts is to be re-opened, the Ministry officially endorsing it as the safest possible place to be. As his birthday approaches there are monumental surprises in store for Harry. Who is he really? And what about his family, who came before his mother and father? Why is the Potter name so famous, and yet so unknown?
Encouraged not to run off to face his fate he returns to Hogwarts for his final year, but surprises abound at the school as well.
Can Harry become the wizard he needs to be to face the Dark Lord? Will he let the people he respects and love really help him? And what of help from unexpected sources; sources he might never trust?
Is Track Changes Okay For You: Yes
Anything You Want Me To Pay Extra Attention To/Why Do You Want A Beta: Punctuation help, mostly. Open to all sorts of input and advice.
This sounds like an interesting story, and I would be happy to beta for you! I'll PM you with more information :)
Story title: Elevator Love Letter
Rating and Warnings: Third year
Drabble, One Shot, Short Chaptered, or Long Chaptered: Drabble
Word Count (about): 800
Permanent Y/N: Preferably? If you wouldn't mind.
Summary: Set during the First Wizarding War. Of Andromeda and Ted and multiple awkward run-in's in the Ministry Elevator.
Anything you want me to pay close attention to?: Yes, I often have problems with poor sentence construction and with punctuation. Need all the help I can get with that.
I am incredibly sorry for neglecting this thread. However, I would like to say that I am home for the summer and have a lot more free time on my hands. I am trying to get back into the fanfiction community (maybe actually finishing some stories) and I would love to beta for anyone still active and looking. I know that the MNFF community has been growing smaller and smaller, but I hope to connect with anyone still here!
Preferred Name: Kat
Title of Story: Founders Four: Pillars of the Ages
Ships: None so far
Drabble/Contest, One-Shot, Short Chaptered, or Long Chaptered: Long chaptered.
Approximate Word/Chapter Count: Two chapters so far and the word count is roughly 6k.
Permanent Y/N: Yes if you can, but it's more up to you.
Summary: "History speaks to us of four friends, of a school they founded, and of a division still echoing through the halls of Hogwarts today. Yet, that great castle was never truly the beginning of their tale, and it most certainly wasn't the end.
Enter the Founders Four, and learn what your history books didn't tell you..."
I'm not sure how that does as a summary, so if you can think of a better one, feel free to throw it out. I saw someone did an excerpt, so maybe this will be better, this is the first section, kinda like a fairy tale narrative feel. Bit of fourth wall braking. Always fun. Not much of this after, but it's a fun opening.
"Long ago, there lived four of the greatest witches and wizards of their age: the brave Godric Gryffindor from Wild Moor, the wise Rowena Ravenclaw from Glen, the kind Helga Hufflepuff from Valley Broad, and the cunning Salazar Slytherin from Fen.
Together, as you know, they founded one of the most prestigious magical schools in history: Hogwarts. Yet, that's only one part of a far larger story. Be warned, dear readers, for I cannot promise a happy tale, only a true one. With that knowledge in mind, feel free to continue..."
Is Track Changes Okay For You: What exactly are track changes? Sorry, probably sound a bit ignorant.
Anything You Want Me To Pay Extra Attention To/Why Do You Want A Beta:
Even though I'm really good at editing my work, I want extra eyes. I realized I asked you to beta once before, which I'm extremely happy that you refused, my first story was horrible. (Was that really only two years ago?) This however is one I'm extremely proud of, and I really want to finish it. I know you said historical isn't your cup of tea, but I'm hoping you'll give it a chance. Besides, nitpicking about historical facts and inaccuracies isn't something I'm looking for, I just want someone who will give a honest, straightforward opinion and to help this be the best it can. Since I first started writing fanfiction, I think I've vastly improved in every area, but I can still grow and learn, which is what I really want.
Due to some complications, I haven't updated in a few months, even though I already have it all planned. I'm hopefully going to start writing it again, and I want to make sure all the rusty edges are fixed as I go. Watch for flat characterization, plot holes, anything really that you can think of. Like I said, I just want this to shine. I have high hopes for this story, and so far it's extremely popular with almost fifty comments on the two chapters together on one site, thirty on another along with fifteen favorites and seventeen or more follows. Here I think I have four reviews? Like I said, I'm really proud of this one, and the more eyes there are to look over it and help me make it my best it can be the better.
This sounds very interesting and I'd love to read it! I'll send you a PM in just a few minutes! :)
Username: Archives~ Kogitsune | Boards~ 22xander
Title of Story: Mahoutokoro
Drabble, One-Shot, Short Chaptered, or Long Chaptered: Long chaptered
Approximate Word/Chapter Count: 983 so far on the first chapter/ prolauge
Permanent Y/N: yes, plz
Summary: Kogitsune Butler is the son of a wealthy half-Japanese wizard of american descent and a Kitsune, and he honestly doesn't understand the fuss. He loves his mother, despite her depression and seeming lack of affection for him, and he doesn’t understand the stress some people still put on Half-Breed children. But even so, while he doesn’t understand it, he tries his best to keep the secrete. But, is it possible that he can't? Even while he is trying his best he wants to tell his new friends, but slowly he becomes afraid of what they might think of him after they find out. Are his fears unfounded? Can he keep this secret indefinitely? Will it all blow up in his face?
Anything you want me to pay close attention to?: um... well, I could use help all around but for me the biggest problem is making it not only viably readable but making it good to read. And... I'm just realy bad at talking in general, I'm bad at doulauge... and spelling...