February 1, 2013 at 11:00 pm #3519
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’s 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.March 24, 2013 at 7:48 am #5990
Hi Sari, I have sent you a private message 🙂April 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm #5991
Hi Sari! I’ve also sent you a private message. ^_^April 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm #5992
Sari, I also sent you a pm.
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