Here's hoping this is the right place to ask for help. :)
A few weeks ago, I saw this fantastic video based on House (starring Hugh Laurie), Sherlock (starring Benedict Cumberbatch) and Fortysomething (starring Hugh Laurie and Benedict Cumberbatch). Having decided that in the wonderful world of fanfic, this makes perfect sense, I'm writing a crossover which is basically a plot wrapped loosely around the central premise of the video.
Working title: Why Does It Always Rain On Me? Songfic, romance, pre-slash Song Why Does It Always Rain On Me, sang by Travis is used in story Fandom: House MD Pairing: House\Wilson Rating: PG Dis. Nothing belongs to me
TITLE: Three Months AUTHOR: Flywoman PAIRING: Gen RATING: PG-13 WARNINGS: Character death SUMMARY: "A great thing about telling someone they're dying is that... it tends to refocus their priorities." AU in which House is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer during "Top Secret." DISCLAIMER: These characters belong to Fox and to David Shore and his talented colleagues. I am borrowing them for personal pleasure, not financial gain. NOTES: Spoilery allusions through the beginning of Season 6. We never see Foreteen, Chase doesn't murder any patients, and no one performs in a talent show in the loony bin. On the other hand, House dies at the end of Season 3. You win some, you lose some.
I’m looking for a beta. While this isn't my first time writing, it is my first time writing fanfiction, so I could use some help. Especially with characterization. I’m easy to get along with, but blunt. I appreciate honesty. If something doesn't make sense, or seems off, let me know. I'm open to suggestions, as well.
I’d rather a long term beta, someone I could actually chat with and get to know. We don’t have to become best friends or anything, but I think it’s easier to work with someone (and take critique from) you actually like.
Current story is 1692 words, Wilson/House, no slash. I like a little of everything, so I can’t exactly predict the size or genre of anything I’ll need beta’d, or even when I’ll need it beta’d, since I’m sort of a flighty writer. I write when I feel like it—it’s never a constant thing. I write for fun.
My main problems are flow, and the fact that I’m addicted to commas.
it's at about 25 pages so far, (plus a page of Ziva-isms I made up when I was stuck around page 10), and I'm thinking I'll continue it past that--but whether or not that'll work is part of what I need a beta for.
It's got some Wilson/Ziva, some House/Gibbs, and House+Ducky old friendship, but I intend to have it end House/Wilson and either Tony/Ziva.
It's basically set that Wilson's long lost brother wasn't on the streets but in the Navy, and turns up dead. House and Wilson end up at the Naval yard, turns out House used to work with Ducky. Stuff happens, etc.
Basically I need characterization checking on the NCIS characters (I've never really written them before), and the plausibility of the plot. It's not really at the spellchecking/editing stage yet, I'm just looking for a second opinion on the matiereal.
I'm looking for a beta reader for another House/Cuddy oneshot!
Title: Starlight characters: House/Cuddy rating: PG-13 prompt: baby summary: Cuddy's nine-months-pregnant and she waits for House who'll take her to the hospital, but things start to go very fast which makes it impossible to bring her to the hospital... A/N: I'm not a native speaker, but it's not that bad :)