Every good writer should have one. Your critique partner (CP) is one of your most valued assets and allies when venturing into the world of publishing. They’re the person who will tell you when your writing is awesome–or when it sucks. They’re the person who will encourage you when the rejections start pouring in, they’re the one who will commiserate with you about publishing woes, and they might very well be the first person you phone after you get The Call.
But finding a good critique partner is harder than finding a significant other. Sometimes you go through a few of them before you find The One–or The Two (or The Group). And then there’s the question of WHERE to find them–the internet is a vast, scary place.
So, we thought we’d make it easier. After we posted our QOTW about Critique Partners, a reader requested that we establish a page to help fellow aspiring writers find CPs, and we LOVED the idea! Rather than try to play matchmaker, we’re going to let you choose for yourselves.
If you’re interested in being a CP, all you have to do is reply to this post with a comment that includes:
A Brief Summary of Your Novel:
Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query):
What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.):
And that’s it! If you see someone who you think might be a good match, go ahead and email them! Don’t be shy!
If you find an ideal CP, all we ask is for you to reply to your original comment/post to say that you’ve found The One, and aren’t looking any more! That way, we avoid confusion about who is available, and who isn’t.
We’re really excited to facilitate this, and we sincerely hope that you guys find it useful!
–The LTWF Team
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