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    jenniferbarnett
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    Am I “write” for you? Are you “write” for me? I need a CP for my first novel, a 92K word modern fairytale. I currently work for an education non-profit after 22 years as a history and English teacher and technology specialist. I read of most genres though favs are mystery, historical fiction, YA, and romance. I’m looking for a CP who’ll be brutally honest; my beta readers have been gentle with me. Want to talk more? Maybe a trial? Thanks!

    #6660

    Tyonca
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    I would love to help you out. I to am looking for a CP for my first finished novel. It’s a YA book about a female trying to live two very different lives and keeping the family secrete while attending a new school where no one really wants her. I have also run into the problem where I wasn’t getting the kind of feedback I was looking for (it’ sounds great, I loved reading it over, it could use a little work but you’ll get there.) Not what I was really hopping for but the problem I am facing is, the book is missing something yet I can’t figure out what it is. My hope is to find a CP to give me the truth with out thinking of my feelings. I want to start on the editing part but no matter how many times I read it over I can’t get over this feeling that something is missing from it. With that nagging feeling, it is hard to focus on the editing part.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this, sorry for how long the post is.

    #6661

    jenniferbarnett
    Participant

    Tyonca – What if we exchange a portion of each of our manuscripts and give it a try? I can be reached at jenniferlbarnett03@gmail.com. If you’ll send me a portion of yours, I’ll send a few chapters to you. Then we can provide each other critiques for these and see how it goes. (Be sure to let me know the format you prefer for reading — PDF, word, epub, etc.)

    I’m willing to do this with lots of potential CPs — both to practice critiques and help others as well as find the right fit for taking my novel to the next level.

    Thanks!

    #6662

    duskydragons583
    Participant

    I would be willing to do a trial run as well, if you like. I have a WIP sci-fi fairy tale retelling (Sleeping Beauty, to be specific), although the first draft isn’t yet finished, or a 110k YA fantasy novel, if you’d be interested in either of those. (There’s a little more information about the two projects on my page.)

    #6664

    jenniferbarnett
    Participant

    Hi Morgan. Thanks so much for responding. I am certainly willing to give this a try. I might be helpful to you, as I am not the one who’d normally pick up fantasy or sci-fi. Of course, this may be the downside of it, too.

    I’ve read your profile and am intrigued by what you’re working on. Rather than me choose, why don’t you choose a few chapters of what you’d like to me to read? You can share with me at jenniferlbarnett03@gmail.com and I’ll do the same. If we find this works for us both, we can go from there.

    I’m certainly willing to give it a shot. I have a beta reader worksheet (list of questions, basically) that I really like. I’ll share that, too.

    #6665

    Tyonca
    Participant

    I have sent you the email, thanks for giving me a chance.

    #6666

    duskydragons583
    Participant

    Sounds great. I will email you my first few chapters of, I think my fantasy novel.

    ~ Morgan

    #6668

    kerrytaylor2012
    Participant

    Hi, I have a 50k Stepbrother romance book. I would love for someone to rip it apart. I would be happy to do the same with yours if you are game? It has elements of MMA fighting and the girl was abused by her father. Just to let you know there are dark elements to the story.

    #6709

    katje
    Participant

    Hello. Could you elaborate a bit more on the modern fairytale aspect? That sounds intriguing and I’d like to know more, since you mentioned later on that you don’t usually pick up fantasy or sci-fi.
    My email is ekaatja@gmail.com if you’re interested in talking about it a bit more.

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