Beta read round #1 for “Television’s Prescription for Ratings” went extremely well! The main deficiency of this piece was a lack of character development. As James and I previously stated, feedback and criticism is very important, and we respect our readers’ suggestions. So…
James and I are rewriting and reediting the piece, we are splitting it into two separate short stories, and for this first installment, we are expanding the characters of Chelle and Faye, two contestants from City-State’s vile reality show, “The Blade’s Edge: Family Edition”.
The title also changed. This first piece will be titled “Prescription for Ratings: The Contestants”. In this government-controlled, fight-to-the-death reality show, Chelle and Faye’s backstories are illustrated as simple flashbacks in the midst of the deadly arena: The Blade’s Penthouse on Layer Seven in City-State.
The second piece will be entitled “Prescription for Ratings: The Committee”, and it will focus on Dr. Tyler Wright, a young member of this “death committee”.
If you would like to participate as a beta reader, please let me know! Comment with your name and email address. If you do not wish to leave your email here, contact me privately via Facebook or Twitter.
This story will be about 5,000 words, it will be ready in about two weeks, and as a beta reader, this piece will be free of charge.
Thanks! We would love for you to participate! :)