Posted in Behind the Scenes, Miscelaneous Musings, The Writing Life

The Young Writer’s Life According to RWBY: Beta-Reading Edition

Mild content warning: post features pictures of a somewhat skimpily-dressed anime character.

I ran a poll on my Twitter page a few weeks ago for the theme of my next “Young Writer’s Life According To…” post.  It was a 50/50 tie between Tangled (which has a surprising variety of gifs) and my favorite anime, RWBY.  So, why not both?

This gifset in particular puts particular attention on beta-reading, an immense readerly kindness I’ve come to appreciate in my latest writerly project.  That said, I’d like to dedicate this post to Aerin and Lauren, the best beta-readers a young writer like me could ask for.

And now, if you are among the 50% who voted for a RWBY-themed post, this’ll be the day you’ve waited for!

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Searching for that elusive word like:

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(In my case, it was the word “unceremonious.”  I don’t know why, but I can never remember that word when I want to use it.)

 

When you tentatively show your story to your friends and they have good things to say about it:

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When you’ve forced yourself out of writer’s block to write a whole chapter, just mostly to please your beta-readers:

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When your beta-readers’ leave hilarious feedback:

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The reaction you fear the most from your readers:

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‘Cause that was absolutely an original idea you just used:
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(If you’ve watched RWBY and you know Velvet’s special ability, you’ll know what I mean.)

 

That fight scene the way it played out in your head…
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The fight scene the way it played out on paper:
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“Wow, Allison. Have you ever considered publishing any of your stories?  Y’know, like as real books?”

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The looks grownups tend to give you when they actually read the first book you tried to publish:
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