Hali Baumstein @hbaum430 ?active 1 year, 7 months ago
|I'm currently writing...||
YA high fantasy
I have dabbled here & there
|Are you pursuing publication?|
|What I want in an awesome Critique Partner||
Deep critique. I am experienced with critiquing., Regular feedback
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|How often can you give & receive feedback?|
|What is your writing experience?||
I’m unpublished but serious about getting published. If I am working on a project, I write very frequently (ie, 1000 words every day or every other day).
|My writing influences are...||
I read a ton of fantasy growing up that shaped me as a writer – Gail Carson Levine, Tamora Pierce, Sharon Shinn, Kristin Cashore, Jennifer Fallon, Robin McKinley, Juliet Marillier, Sherwood Smith. I also get inspired by movies, namely historical period pieces (think Jane Austen), animated movies (Disney and Miyazaki), and sweeping epics (LOTR, Stardust).
|Books I enjoy reading||
I love almost all genres of YA, except for dark ‘issue’ books – so that includes science fiction, all stripes of fantasy (high, urban, magic realism), dystopian, and contemporary. Some recent favorite reads: Gabrielle Zevin’s Elsewhere, Mary Pearson’s Adoration of Jenna Fox, Alison Goodman’s Eon, Catherine Fisher’s Incarceron, Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Franny Billingsley’s Chime, Holly Black’s Red Glove, Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss. I do have a soft-spot for fantasy and sci-fi because i write it, and I’m a little bored of paranormal (but I still love authors like Richelle Mead and Cassandra Clare).
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|More About Me||
I’m 22 and a recent college grad (class of 2011) with a BA in Creative Writing. I’m currently interning at a NYC literary agency, so I read everything I can get my hands on and am pretty experienced in giving and receiving critiques. My interests outside of writing include singing, musical theater, watching obscene amounts of TV, and discovering new types of chocolate and tea to enjoy. I also like traveling – I did a semester abroad in Scotland, so I have a soft-spot for anything relating to highlands, castles, kilts, and bagpipes (or the UK in general).
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