Looking for a Critique Partner! Listings for May 11th 2012
Hey lovelies! I’m switching up our usual ‘Friday Writing Links from around the web’ for CRITIQUE PARTNER WANTED. Each Friday I’ll put up a round-up of those members currently searching for a CP, as determined by the forum requests. If I missed you somehow, leave a message in the comments! And check back often… I’ll be here every Friday.
Oh & TGIF! Have a grand one.
@Jeanna FLASH FICTION
“Looking for someone to give my flash fiction (about 500 words) a peek. It’s a little, um, odd (it involves body parts falling off, but not in a gruesome or gory way; just in a kind of random, surreal way). Partially trying to determine if its TOO odd? But also looking for any other critique someone might want to offer.”
“Hi! I’m seeking a writing buddy who can critique a children’s picture book.
It is important that I find someone who can give me honest criticism. As my goal is to publish this book in 6 months, I’m looking for someone who can work under a deadline with a quick turn around. I’m also willing to make a trade if you have a manuscript in need of critiquing.
If you’re interested, I would enjoy hearing from you!”
@frank SHORT- STORY/ YA SCI-FI
“Hello! I’ve been working on a short story with the intention of publishing it for free to various digital publishers. The primary goal is to introduce the characters of a forthcoming three-part YA Sci-Fi series and, of course, to get my feet wet in the publishing industry.
I am seeking a few people with fresh eyes for a one-time read and critique of my story who can provide frank (ha!) feedback before I send it off for editing in preparation for publishing.
If you are interested, please let me know!”
@smileylou YA URBAN FANTASY
I’m in need of someone to read through the first three chaps of my novel. It’s a YA urban fantasy about a girl who discovers a dying Angel (you should know I’ve re-named the species ‘Védő’ because I hear agents are sick of stories about Angels). Following this discovery my MC, Mona, is sent on a mission to destroy a knife that’s threatening to wipe out a hidden race of immortals.
I’m trying to nail ‘voice’ and could use some feedback from a fresh pair of eyes. Feel free to throw anything you’d like me to read in my direction. I’ll try my very best to help if I can.
*Note* Védő in Hungarian means protector.”
@victoria SHORT STORIES
If anyone is interested…I’m looking for a critique partner or writing buddy who can critique in short stories or chapters. I take my writing pretty seriously so in return if anyone needs a critique I would do my best to critique as if it was my own work. I guess take a peek at my profile to see if my style and interest matches yours. I would like just work exchange through email and encouragement in writing, along with honest criticism. Again, I will do the same in return to the best of my ability.
@katie6425 YA FANTASY
“I am 15 years old and have completed three novels and a full-length movie. I teach a free creative writing class every Monday, which earned me a trip to Orlando, Florida this summer through FCCLA. ANYWAY, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in co-beta reading my YA Fantasy novel? I would be willing to edit yours, if you edit mine sort of deal, or you could just do mine if you like “
“Hi critiquing ladies,
I’ve recently finished the second draft of a 75,000 word fantasy. It’s loosely inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story, but the setting leans more to high fantasy than to fairy tale. The full blurb for the book is in my profile.
I’d like to find a couple people to swap beta-reading services with. My ms has been critiqued twice and revised, so I’m in the stage of needing big-picture feedback rather than line edits.
Let me know if you’re interested!”
@tdr7311 URBAN FANTASY/ ROMANCE
“I’m looking for someone to critique with. My novel is urban fantasy with romantic elements. The protagonist is college age, so there is a younger feel with the language. It’s sort of between YA and adult but with adult situations–what they’re coining as New Adult.”
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