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Looking for a critique partner listings, April 19th 2013

 

aldreaalien – SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

I’m planning to self publish and have reached the Beta Reader stage for my Adult Science Fantasy story (58,000 words long).
Feedback is needed mostly on plot, pacing, characters and, since its the first of four novels, the ending.
Blurb …

Koral was born a product of genetic manipulation and knew little of the world beyond the steel walls of home. Until, on one unhappy night, he flees into the desert. But the sands he must brave are full of more than mere monsters.
This is a world ruled by instinct, where innocence is drowned in blood. Here, men are sacrificed to the great Serpent God Lorric only to emerge as the most feared killers on the planet.
The Rogues.
With the god’s sights set on turning him into a legend, Koral must sacrifice himself to survive and become … The Rogue King.

The first chapter can be found here: http://thardrandia.blogspot.com/p/the-rogue-king-first-chapter.html

If you’re interested, or want more details, message or email me: aldreaalien (at) yahoo.co.nz

jadziab – YOUNG ADULT

Hi!

I am looking for a straight-up beta reader or two for my current WIP. I don’t want line critiques at this point, just someone to read my entire book and answer some questions upon finishing it.

My WIP is a YA sci-fi that rests heavily in the contemporary genre. Some agents and readers have told me it lacks world-building (I think because of the contemporary aspect), so I’d love feedback on what works or if I need to ditch some of the contemporary/our time stuff and make it really different.

I’d be willing to do the same in return for whoever–read the entire book and answer some questions, or possible critique a MS. My schedule is pretty tight right now, so critiquing a MS would take me a bit longer than just reading it.

Check out my profile for more information on the project I’m looking for feedback on, and a little more about me.

Thanks!

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Looking for a Critique Partner listing, April 12th 2013

Looking for a Critique Partner listing, April 12th 2013

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@saillenuinn – YOUNG ADULT

Hey folks! I’m looking for another CP to read through a completed YA paranormal. 89K. Longer pitch is in my profile, but the twitter-length pitch is: A ring of safety? As if. His Ouroboros is a circle of death, pumping out one ashy corpse at a time. Now Liese must destroy it. If interested, DM me. Will gladly trade chapters.

 

@patricia09 – ROMANCE

Hey everyone, I’m Patricia.

I’m currently writing 2 novels, one is a New Adult Fantasy loosely based on Red Riding Hood, and another one is an M/M contemporary with a little bit of food magic. I know the second is something that people find a little bit harder to critique for but I’m looking for someone who is flexible and open minded, and who doesn’t mind steamy scenes… as it’ll be getting steamy for both of these.

I should also say that I’m looking for long term critique partners, I kind of want to have a friendship and have fun at the same time, people who want to bounce ideas back and forth now and then!

At the moment I’m 12k into my NA Fantasy and only 1k into my M/M romance but I’ve only just settled into my new writing routine so I’m hoping it’ll render more than that and that I’ll have something more solid by April.

I’m very deadline orientated because it keeps me on track and on top of myself. I’ve critiqued before, but I tend to focus more on pacing, character voice and consistency.

I enjoy Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, Erotica, YA/NA, M/M so I’d be happy to critique for any of those genres if they contain a romance theme (though the romance doesn’t even have to be the main focus of the story). I’m okay with explicit scenes and kinks too, so I’d be happy to critique those.

I haven’t had a regular critique partner since university, so to start with I’d say I can read and critique about 60 pages per week, 2 – 3 chapters.

Um, that’s it lol. Check out my profile or message me if there’s anything else you’d like to know.

 

@mjsdesert – ROMANCE

Hi, I’m new to LWC and very excited about the site. I’m in major need of a CP for my humorous mystery that has a heavy romance subplot. Please message me if you are interested.

 

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Looking for a Critique Partner listings, April 5th 2013

If we’ve missed you, leave a comment on this post! Happy weekend!

 

@saillenuinn – YOUNG ADULT

Hey folks! I’m looking for another CP to read through a completed YA paranormal. 89K. Longer pitch is in my profile, but the twitter-length pitch is: A ring of safety? As if. His Ouroboros is a circle of death, pumping out one ashy corpse at a time. Now Liese must destroy it. If interested, DM me. Will gladly trade chapters.

 

@lindseymf SCI-FI ROMANCE

Hey all! I’m looking for a CP for my YA sci-fi romance. (Light sci-fi) I’m currently working through a second draft. I’m hoping to make a lasting connection with someone who’ll enjoy my work but also be completely honest with me. I’m experienced with critiquing and would love to swap a few chapters with someone to see if we might be a “match”. If you’re interested, please let me know! I love most YA/NA with the exception of heavy, heavy fantasy. Here is a little bit about my WIP:

To Save My Life

The development of a fully functioning AI would be world–and life shattering–news. This is the reason why Aiden’s existence is kept secret from those outside A.I.R.’s facilities. He was their greatest creation until something went wrong.

Aiden’s thoughts and emotions are much too…human.

He’s deemed defective and his destruction is ordered. Breaking out of A.I.R.’s compound is his only chance at survival, if he can just get passed the secured doors—complete with fingerprinting and retinal eye scans—and armed guards. A chance run-in with Eva offers them both a choice. His life’s already at stake but hers doesn’t have to be if she just walks away. Eva can’t turn away from the simple fact that what they want is murder.

A.I.R. and the head of Project A.I.D.E.N.—Eva’s father—are looking for him and the two of them know they can’t run forever. Some people have secrets they’ll do anything to keep.

 

 

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Looking for Critique Partner listings, March 29th 2013

Looking for Critique Partner listings, March 29th 2013

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Just a couple today. Happy Easter!

taraqueen–  YOUNG ADULT

I am working on a journal/novel of a young adult who gets into more trouble than she bargained for trying to be a good person and she tarnishes her good family’s name, as well as her own.

The Phyre Embers: PROLOGUE

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Late evening

Dear readers,

My name is Sapphyre Smith. I am writing this journal because I am terrified of what might happen to me. In the event of my death, you need to know that it was not accidental. I was murdered. Most likely, quite brutally.

Rest my soul,
Sapphyre Smith

oliviastjames – SHORT STORIES

I like stories that are short, dirty and kind of kinky. Is there anyone out there who would like to be my crit buddy who’s willing to work with me?

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Looking for Critique Partner listings, March 22nd 2013

Looking for Critique Partner listings, March 22nd 2013

magnifying-glass@katesparkes – SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

  • Hello! Let me tell you a little about my story, and then what kind of partner I’ll work best with:

My novel (100,000 words at last draft, might end up a bit shorter) is a YA novel set in another world, which technically would make it high fantasy, but the story is told in a more contemporary tone than many in the genre.

 

It’s a story about a young woman who thinks she has no choice about where her life is going: marriage to a fantastic-on-paper man she’s not sure she loves, popping out as many kids as she can to support her nation’s failing population, life in the city, and just maybe a cure for the headaches that have plagued her since childhood. Everything is turned upside down the day she accidentally saves the life of a sorcerer who is one of her people’s most feared enemies, and she learns that nothing– not her people, not magic, not even herself– is what she thought. And that’s just the first 5 chapters…

 

There’s danger, adventure, love (and the physical display of such, a little), murder, dancing, dragons… but I promise that it all makes sense together. Just a warning, there is some violence, and talk about children and babies dying, if you’re sensitive to that.

 

So… What I’m looking for is someone interested in reading over my current draft when it’s finished, either as I get it done or when it’s finished in the next few months. I’ve had positive reactions to my last draft, but I thought it could still be better. I’m the kind of person who wants to know the things that my partner finds confusing and the things that don’t work, but we’ll get along better if constructive criticism is mixed in with observations on what you think IS working. Yes, I need thicker skin, I know.

 

As for what I can offer to a partner, what do you need? I can do critiques on story, characters, etc. in broad terms or in detail. I’m a great cheerleader and enjoy encouraging other writers. I’m an avid reader, and like to think I have a decent eye for grammar, sentence structure, and dialogue, even if I couldn’t tell you what a dangling participle is if I had one hanging out of my nose. I’d prefer to work on a complete work so that I can critique the story as a whole as well as on a chapter-by-chapter level, but I’m really flexible.

 

I’d be interested in exchanging a few chapters with people to see if we’d be a good match; if we’re going to trade work, I’d like to know that I’m interested enough in a story to offer it my best (and that goes both ways, of course!)

 

Thanks for reading my ramble.

 

maggiemeroney – WOMEN’S FICTION/CHICK LIT

I’m looking for a CP for my WIP. Right now it’s at about 31K and I hope to have about 80-90K when finished. It’s about a New Orleans mortician who’s more comfortable surrounded by death than she is trying to forge relationships with the living. When her beloved older brother dies suddenly and she starts seeing his ghost, her faith in both the living and dead is shaken to the core. You can contact me at jennm247(at)gmail.com

 

sasha – ROMANCE

Hello everyone! I’m looking for a CP. I’m a little more than half way done with my novel. Although I have a timeframe and I know when I want my WIP to be done. I find myself stuck. I’m very flexible. Willing to exchange scenes, pages, or chapters at a time. Although critiquing isn’t something I’ve done before, I’ve read so many books in many different genres and I know a good book. My WIP is paranormal romance with explicit love scenes. Let me know if you’re interested in pairing up. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.

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Looking for a Critique Partner Listings March 15th 2013

aldreaalien – SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

I’ve several stories always on the lookout for fresh eyes.
But the one that’s first and foremost is my Paranormal, Golden Dawn. Which has just been rewritten and is now at 50,000 words.

I lean more towards fantasy (epic is my drug of choice) in my reading, though science-fictions and paranormals are welcome. Please, no horror. I’m happy to read both YA and Adult in these genres. I’m more comfortable in critiquing third person povs as that’s what I write in, but I can do first person.
Right now, I am able to do weekly feedback on a chapter by chapter basis.

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Herald, eldest son of a bloodthirsty strigoi, endured two centuries of hell before escaping into the human world. He watched, helpless, as his twin brother was murdered by the very villagers his father insists on raiding. Though he has reservations about his father’s human-only diet, Herald has nevertheless devoted all of his 1100 years towards protecting his family from outsiders.

Bewildered by his orders to guard the giant crystal held within the castle, Herald doesn’t expect it to hold the spirit of an angel. She is his father’s failed attempt to gain true immortality. One he cannot be rid of. Breaking the crystal would free her, but the uncontained magic would level their sheltered valley. Herald’s deranged sister doesn’t care. She’d rather risk destruction than let the angel influence another sibling.

When the angel’s continued existence becomes more important to Herald than his siblings, it results in that sister’s death and his banishment. But the angel has taken mortal form in preparation to leave this world and her immortal-gifting blood is free for the taking. Now Herald must decide whether his true loyalty lies with his family or his heart. Either choice will demand death. Only the right path will ensure the life taken is not his.

katesparkes – SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

Hello! Let me tell you a little about my story, and then what kind of partner I’ll work best with:

My novel (100,000 words at last draft, might end up a bit shorter) is a YA novel set in another world, which technically would make it high fantasy, but the story is told in a more contemporary tone than many in the genre.

It’s a story about a young woman who thinks she has no choice about where her life is going: marriage to a fantastic-on-paper man she’s not sure she loves, popping out as many kids as she can to support her nation’s failing population, life in the city, and just maybe a cure for the headaches that have plagued her since childhood. Everything is turned upside down the day she accidentally saves the life of a sorcerer who is one of her people’s most feared enemies, and she learns that nothing– not her people, not magic, not even herself– is what she thought. And that’s just the first 5 chapters…

There’s danger, adventure, love (and the physical display of such, a little), murder, dancing, dragons… but I promise that it all makes sense together. Just a warning, there is some violence, and talk about children and babies dying, if you’re sensitive to that.

So… What I’m looking for is someone interested in reading over my current draft when it’s finished, either as I get it done or when it’s finished in the next few months. I’ve had positive reactions to my last draft, but I thought it could still be better. I’m the kind of person who wants to know the things that my partner finds confusing and the things that don’t work, but we’ll get along better if constructive criticism is mixed in with observations on what you think IS working. Yes, I need thicker skin, I know.

As for what I can offer to a partner, what do you need? I can do critiques on story, characters, etc. in broad terms or in detail. I’m a great cheerleader and enjoy encouraging other writers. I’m an avid reader, and like to think I have a decent eye for grammar, sentence structure, and dialogue, even if I couldn’t tell you what a dangling participle is if I had one hanging out of my nose. I’d prefer to work on a complete work so that I can critique the story as a whole as well as on a chapter-by-chapter level, but I’m really flexible.

I’d be interested in exchanging a few chapters with people to see if we’d be a good match; if we’re going to trade work, I’d like to know that I’m interested enough in a story to offer it my best (and that goes both ways, of course!)

Thanks for reading my ramble.

 

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Looking for a Critique Partner Listings, March 1st 2013

Looking for a Critique Partner Listings, March 1st 2013

magnifying-glassI know! It’s flippin March already! Here are the CP listings from the previous week. If you’re not on the list and looking for a CP, leave a comment.


ladyscorpion – ROMANCE (a repeat from last week, still needing a CP)


I’m about 3/4 of the way through a contemporary romance. Right now it’s sitting at about 59k and that’s about the length my books usually end up, so I don’t plan on it getting too much longer (I hope). I’m woefully stuck. I’m at the point where I’m banging my head, and I could use someone to go through it with me.

I’ll read pretty much anything, though I don’t read too much inspirational or paranormal. I can give you as in-depth as you need, though I won’t lie. I’m not a grammar guru. I’m better at characterization, flow, emotion, that kind of thing. Critique wise, I’m looking more for big picture right now rather than super in depth.
Anyway, if you’re interested, send me a message and we can exchange chapters, see if we’d match.


s3gun – CRIME AND MYSTERY

I just finished my crime thriller. First book ever written by me. I kind of think the book starts a bit slow before picking up pace. Maybe that’s just me, so I would really love a pair of fresh eyes to check this out for me. Thanks.


litwit – YOUNG ADULT

Hello, hello, hello!
I’m looking for an extra victi-I mean partner!

WHO I AM:
I am an experienced critic– meaning that I am capable of writing 500-2000 words of feedback on your first paragraph alone. I would appreciate the same from someone else.

I write horror, humour, young adult, and dabble in everything else. My works are often short and may contain violence/language/controversial topics.

WHAT I DO:
I prefer to swap chapter by chapter, or story by story. I swap monthly. I only review fiction novels, stories, and flash fiction.

WHAT I WON’T DO:
I won’t review erotica, cliche supernatural romance, Dungeon & Dragon style Fantasy, or chick lit.

CONTACT ME:
You can reach me through my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/MelindaAtlas

Or, email me!
TheLitWit(@)Hotmail.Com

 

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Critique Partner Listings February 21 2013

ladyscorpion – ROMANCE


I’m about 3/4 of the way through a contemporary romance. Right now it’s sitting at about 59k and that’s about the length my books usually end up, so I don’t plan on it getting too much longer (I hope). I’m woefully stuck. I’m at the point where I’m banging my head, and I could use someone to go through it with me.


I’ll read pretty much anything, though I don’t read too much inspirational or paranormal. I can give you as in-depth as you need, though I won’t lie. I’m not a grammar guru. I’m better at characterization, flow, emotion, that kind of thing. Critique wise, I’m looking more for big picture right now rather than super in depth.


Anyway, if you’re interested, send me a message and we can exchange chapters, see if we’d match.

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Looking for a Critique Partner Listings, Feb 15th 2013

Happy Valentines week! Fittingly, the only listing we have this week is a romance 🙂 Enjoy!

lynn1214 – ROMANCE

“I’m new to the site so, hello! *waves to all of you* 

I’ve been writing for a living for years. Don’t get too excited, I wrote television news. A couple of years ago I decided to finally sit still long enough to write my first novel. It’s been a blast bringing my characters to life and having a few close friends read it, but I’m looking for a more critical eye. I’ve had 2 CPs read the first few chapters. Their comments and suggestions have been helpful, but I’m not opposed to having more eyes look at it. 

Oh right, I should tell you what it is! It’s a contemporary romance titled Catch My Breath. It’s fun, sexy and edgy (see the full description in my profile). 

I’d love to read some of your stuff too, so please feel free to request a read!

Talk to you soon!

Lynn”

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Looking for a Critique Partner Listings, Feb 8th 2013

Looking for a Critique Partner Listings, Feb 8th 2013

matildarabbit – CHILDREN’S LITERATURE


I have a rough draft on which I’m in the process of sanding down the roughest parts if anyone is interested in critiquing a MG stand-alone fairy tale with a Christmas theme. The ms is currently 19000+ words and sprouting. I could use a pair of objective eyes with experience in voice, style, and the art of writing. Although the story is quite simple, it has multiple plots that tie together. I think it has potential, and I would love to find a gifted critique partner!


writerbelle – YOUNG ADULT


I’d like to get a little CP group going with two to three other writers in the genre of YA fantasy (all subgenres), the idea being that we would all work together and take turns swapping work, etc. I’m not certain of the structure but I think that’s something we could work out together!
I’ve had CPs in the past, but due to dropping out of the writing world for a couple of years to complete a post-grad I’ve lost contact with them.
It would be great if we were all around the same skill level/place in the writing & publishing journey. I’ve been writing for around five years and I intend to (finally) start querying this year. I’d love to go through this with other people who are at a similar stage!


I’m looking for people who understand story craft and can give helpful, constructive critique on plot structure, characterisation, voice, etc. I’m not afraid of harsh critique and often request CPs to RIP IT TO SHREDS!


If you’re interested let me know and we can swap the first 15 pages and see how it goes.


Here’ the draft query for my WIP (queries are not my strong point…):

Dani Strider knows how to be invisible, survive alone in the wilderness, listen in on someone else’s thoughts, and how to kill a man. What she doesn’t know is why. Her life has always held more questions than answers, but despite grandparents who refuse to discuss the past and a magical gift with a mind of its own, she’s never given up on the search for answers.

When she finds herself plunged into the world of Dereshan, where magic is commonplace and everyone she meets wants to use her, she knows she’s hit gold in her search for answers. She can handle being used – if she gets what she wants in return.

Her dubiously labelled guide Jeran, a canine with an attitude and an agenda of his own, agrees to help Dani navigate the treacherous world of Dereshan – for a price.

Dereshan holds the key to her mother’s murder and her father’s identity but, surrounded on all sides by enemies dedicated to destroying her, allies who are no better than enemies, and two armies intent on tearing the world to pieces, Dani finds herself at the heart of a brewing storm.

As unique in this world as she was on Earth, torn between players with warring agendas, Dani’s choices will determine a whole world’s fate.

oshkinlobinshla – YOUNG ADULT


Well, this site has been good to me and given me one wonderful CP already, but I’d like to get another set of eyes on my 85,000-word WIP. I’d really prefer to swap work with someone who is writing in the same genre or who is at least interested in dystopian fiction, so here’s a quick synopsis (which could use a whole lot of improvement itself):


Lennon Foster’s life was always defined by the rules of the Population Project: die to save another, live and sacrifice another, or leave everything behind. But when her father died, classifying her as one of the Saved, her choice to save her sisters disappeared. As a government secret threatens to unravel the rules of her controlled society, Lennon receives one last chance to protect her family – but first she will have to stay alive.


If anyone is interested in trying out a partnership or just being a beta reader for me, please send me a private message and let me know what your critique style is, what you’re currently working on, and what you’re looking for in a partner. Then I can give you more info about me. If we think we’ll be a good fit, we can trade a test chapter or two. You’d have to be sensitive to the fact that I am an undergraduate student, so I am unfortunately limited in both writing experience and time, and my story is going through a bit of an overhaul at the moment… which, I guess, is why I need a CP. Anyway, shoot me a message if you think we’d be a good match! Thanks. Happy writing.


rose – SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY


I’m new here, new to critiquing, and would love to find a mutual critique partner. I have an approximately 81,000-word project that I best characterize as urban fantasy, for now. Please let me know if you’re interested, and thanks!

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