Alison K @leafygreen ?active 1 year, 2 months ago
|I'm currently writing...||
I just finished the second draft of what I shall call humorous women’s fiction. It’s about a girl who works in publishing (I know) and lives in New York (I KNOW) and who accidentally gatecrashes an NFL party.
Rachael’s convinced Ryan’s a dumb jock; Ryan believes Rachael’s an uptight snob. Neither of them comment on alliteration. And both clash dramatically.
I try to be at least a little funny and smart. It’s first person so not a true romance, and the MC’s 23, so she still has a bit of coming-of-age to do. I usually write YA – I have a superhero YA sitting patiently in a corner after being rejected – and I also do fantasy and historical fiction.
|Are you pursuing publication?|
|What I want in an awesome Critique Partner||
Deep critique. I am experienced with critiquing.
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|What is your writing experience?||
Unpublished. C’est la vie. I majored in writing, which is an incrediably useful degree, and I write daily. Due to that pesky writing degree I’ve done a fair amount of critiquing, and like it blunt and painful.
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I know I say “Coming soon!” That’s because I’m toying with self-publishing. And because I just threw up a website one night and that’s what my fingers typed.
|More About Me||
I like to bake a lot. I have a chocolate addiction. Today I went out and bought cocoa and white and dark chocolate chips and tomorrow I’m having cookies for lunch. Right after the pizza I make. It’s a problem.
I also like to walk. And be outside. And play in the snow. Snow’s not showing up so much this year. It’s a wee bit tragic.
I’d really like to crit someone with a finished manuscript. I can do line edits (and I will) but I also generally do a couple pages at the end of each section on plot and voice and stuff, and I find it helps to read larger portions.
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