Shelley Sly @shellsly ?

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Shelley Sly

Critique Status

Currently Critiquing

I'm currently writing...

I am currently editing a contemporary middle grade novel. It’s about a sister and brother who sneak off to Washington D.C. to try to meet President Obama.

I have 3 CPs right now (early March) but expect that I’ll be free to exchange again in April or early May, so if anyone is looking for a CP around then, please message me. :)

My manuscripts are around 30K, and though I’ve critiqued friends’ manuscripts of 100K+ in the past, this time I’d prefer to keep it under 70K.

Critiquing experience

I am a seasoned pro!

Are you pursuing publication?

Yes, I’m serious about getting published

What I want in an awesome Critique Partner

Deep critique. I am experienced with critiquing.

The type of structure you like

Casual exchange, no deadlines

How often can you give & receive feedback?


What is your writing experience?

I am unpublished, but seeking publication. I’ve written nine novels and am currently working on my tenth.

My writing influences are...

Any MG novel that tugs at the heartstrings. “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead and “Rules” by Cynthia Lord are two favorites. I also love MG humor such as “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”

Books I enjoy reading

I love middle grade, first and foremost. I do enjoy adult and young adult books, but MG is where my heart is.

Links to your blog or writing

More About Me

I’m a 20-something in the Washington D.C. area. I work with kids, which helps give me the middle grade perspective. Besides writing and reading, I enjoy playing video games, going to concerts, taking long walks, and watching a small amount of TV. My favorite show right now is Revenge.

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Where did you hear about Ladies Who Critique?

Somebody’s blog… I’m sorry, I forget whose!

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