I’d very much like to have two volunteers to give Holly Lisle’s Create A Character Clinic a test run, take it apart, see where instructions are unclear, and find typos and spellos (though I’m doing those, too, but I suck at copyediting). Your test drive should involve actually creating a working culture notebook and a culture to put in it. NOT a complete culture. Just a three-or-four items per section culture. I figure this should take, at most, about five hours of your time (if you don’t let yourself get sucked in). Trying to do the whole book from start to finish would take about a year, I guess.
The book is designed to be read in any order (after you’ve read the instructions in Section One), and permits broad, deep, and mixed development of a culture.
If you would like to volunteer as a Culture Clinic test driver, please post why you’d like to do it here. I’m kind of down, so the funniest two entries (that also demonstrate the sort of spelling and punctuation characteristics that good copyeditors should have) will get PDF copies of the rough version, and will also receive recognition in the acknowledgments, and free final copies in PDF form when the book is done.
I’ll make my selections on Monday, Nov. 6th.
Both thank you, and good luck.