This thread is for any writers who want to seek out beta readers for fanfiction or original work. I’m creating this thread because…well, I need beta readers. I’ve begun a rewrite of Bionicle with my own lore and plot direction, and I recently finished the first act of what would be the first hypothetical year’s storyline. This is by no means what I want the final iteration to look like, and I need second opinions on whether or not it’s compelling, whether it makes sense, etc. Obviously, it isn’t even close to finished, so it’s gonna end on a cliffhanger and I’m not able to show my hand quite yet; but I want to get a sense of the direction I’m taking and what kind of appeal it has.
To that end, I’m gonna start by presenting the format I recommend any other writers use for this thread:
Name: Bonkle [Name pending]
Word count: 29893
State: Early WIP
Premise: Six heroes from a mythic age return to the island of Okoto-Nui, robbed of their memories and thrust into the midst of a battle between gods. They must learn to work with one another and the natives of the island, or the god of darkness will devastate the land.
Help needed: I just want to know whether my style is engaging, my dialogue is believable, and the story makes sense so far. Also, as you can tell by my shitty chapter names, I graduated from the Asgore Dreemurr School of Naming Things, so some feedback with that would help add polish.
Preferred readers: I would like input both from people who are in the loop on Bionicle and those who are uninitiated to the franchise (read: didn’t have a childhood).
Link: On Google Drive. You should be able to comment, but if you can’t, let me know and I’ll fix it.
Anyone else who needs beta readers, go nuts. I don’t want this thread to be just for shilling my crap.