Looking for a Critique Partner Listings, October 19th 2012
@joybubble – PUBLISHING ADVICE AND HELP
Hello Everyone. I’m looking for some help with my query. I’ve spent 4 agonizing months on this thing, I have too many versions to count. If anyone’s up for commenting, I’d love to hear your suggestions. My Query is posted below.
Primer is a 76,000 word contemporary YA novel that explores how sixteen year old Lucy Zwindler recovers herself from striving to be ordinary and what she gains along the way.
After being bullied into the janitor’s closet, Lucy Zwindler will do anything for a social life and she found it in her dramatic friend Marissa and her athletic boyfriend Zach. Her plans for the summer are simple, hang at the pool, make out at the movies, and avoid her past.
But when Justin Marshall, the most worshipped guy in school, finds Lucy entertaining, her plans are destroyed. With Justin’s manipulation, Lucy’s parents swap out her plans of cooling off in the pool with a vigorous work schedule painting homes in the summer’s heat at Justin’s side.
Lucy’s living every girls dream but she hates it. She sees past Justin’s chiseled jaw to his over inflated ego and manipulative smiles.
Justin’s an intruder. With his wisdom from already being in the perfect relationship, he interrogates Lucy about her unbalanced friendship with Marissa and blooming relationship with Zach. She refuses to put up with his pride and lets him know it with unhindered words and a swift punch.
As Justin becomes her ultimate distraction, she’s blindsided when she finds Marissa and Zach making out in the pool.
Lucy’s devastated but her world turns upside down when Justin offers friendship but only if she understands that he helps his friends fix what’s broken and that includes the past. As their friendship grows and Lucy re-identifies herself, she’s not prepared for the startling and painful effects it has on her heart.
Justin’s taken and Lucy’s fallen in love. If she tells him, she risks losing his friendship forever. If she doesn’t, she could miss her chance of loving forever.
Primer is a completed manuscript that will appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen.
@amberriley – YOUNG ADULT
I’m looking for someone to tear my YA paranormal novel to itty bitty shreds. It’s only a first draft so I *know* there are issues. I have 18 chapters out of 25 completed right now (Oct. 16) but aim to be finished in the next couple of weeks.
I’m not worried about typos or anything like that for the moment – I need to know where the plot holes are, where the characterization needs work, how the pacing is, ect ect.
I’m really good at receiving criticism as long as it’s constructive, so no worries there.
If you’re interested, let me know!
@allanaw1 – YOUNG ADULT
I am searching for a critique partner or Beta reader for my first novel, Behold: The Night Guardians. This is my first attempt at writing a novel and I have about 17,000 or so words, roughly five chapters of readable material. I am in need of someone who is willing to go chapter by chapter critiquing.
I don’t have a real synopsis yet, my last one sucks. The story itself is about a brother and sister in Chicago who hunt demons with the help of their friends and their own special abilities (Johnny can see demons and through walls/Amanda can hear demons over large distances as well as thoughts).
It is also in first person/multiple POV.
If anyone id interested, you can reply here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Either will do. Thanks
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