critique partner

Created almost 3 years ago by Nell Walton with 3 comments
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Dragon Nell Walton · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Very good advice!  I am going to put this in my onenote for follow up.
Close up A.C. Weston · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 3 likes
Hi Nell! I’m sure there are a lot of authors who are in the same position as you, and this forum is a great place to post this sort of request.

Here’s what I would suggest: write up a summary of what you’re looking for and post it in this thread or as a new thread, whatever you prefer. Hopefully that will help people know whether or not they’d be a good fit for you.
Something like...

Timeline for critique: [one chapter per week until we both get through our whole books? a single critique of a 5,000-word excerpt? an exchange of 1,000 words and one critique session via email/instant messaging/Google hangout/? so that we can decide if we’re a good fit? etc etc]
My genre(s): [your genre(s)]
Type of writing I’m aiming for: [Terry Pratchett-style humor and world building, Harry Potter-esque YA, combination of whatever authors/books you like, etc]
Type of critique I would appreciate: [straightforward hard critique, exploratory questions to help me deepen my writing, suggestions for ways to strengthen plot, help with character development, advice on the romance angle, etc]
Genres I would be ready to critique: [genres]
Type of critique I’m good at giving: [workshop-style analysis, line editing for sentence strength and clarity, general exploration of themes, etc]

Does that make sense?
Good luck!
Dragon Nell Walton · Author · added almost 3 years ago
I’d like to have one - one whose writing style and interests are similar.  Can we ask here?  DM someone?  I never know what the etiquette is on forums.