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Critique Partners.

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:

Your Name:

E-mail:

Genre:

Novel Length:

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!

Merry Critiquing!

The LTWF Team

Due to potential troubles concerning spammers, please leave your email in this format:

amazingwriter AT gmail DOT com

Thanks!

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165 Responses to “CPs”

  1. Renee May 9, 2010 at 2:04 AM #

    Your Name: Renee

    E-mail: shirachiko AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: Fantasy

    Novel Length: Undetermined

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: “May the Pale Death pass you by.” It is a traditional farewell among my people. But in all honesty, it’s a well-placed threat. It sought to remind us of the sin of immortality, of our ancient vows. That all life must end, and we are no different.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Writing for pleasure, hoping to one day be published.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): Point out anything that seems off!

  2. Samantha W May 13, 2010 at 7:46 PM #

    CP found

    • Samantha W May 22, 2010 at 12:43 PM #

      I’ve found my soul mates! Er, my crit partners… Heehee. Thank you guys for putting the CPS page up! 😀

      • Kat Zhang May 22, 2010 at 3:49 PM #

        😀 That’s great!

  3. Di W. May 20, 2010 at 4:20 AM #

    CP found

    • Di W. May 25, 2010 at 9:17 AM #

      First of all…
      THIS PAGE ROCKS SOCKS!! (Not just mine, but everybody’s I bet 😛 )
      I’ve already assembled my troops to tackle the Massive Monster, Problematic Plotholes, Evil Grammar Pwns and a plethora of other Writerly Worries.
      I am superrrrr excited!
      Thanks so much LTWF!

      • Vanessa May 25, 2010 at 10:24 AM #

        We’re so glad you’ve found yourself some troops! 😀

  4. A. Barone May 20, 2010 at 7:59 AM #

    Your Name: Ange

    E-mail: baronea AT live DOT com

    Genre: contemporary fantasy

    Novel Length: 90k

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Dreams are more real than you think. Penelope Ann Quinn learns this when she is pulled into the dreamworld to fulfill a quest to search for the shards of the golden dream to stop the Nightmare King.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Querying now and all of the above.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP: I’m looking for someone who will look at my novel and try and find flaws with it. I’ve edited it to the best of my ability and I just need an objective eye to look at it.

  5. Sophelia May 20, 2010 at 12:08 PM #

    CP found

    • Sophelia June 3, 2010 at 10:59 AM #

      Thank you for this page. I’ve found two lovely CPs so far, and hopefully things will run smoothly :]

      • Vanessa June 8, 2010 at 12:14 AM #

        Wonderful!!! 😀

  6. Kayleigh May 20, 2010 at 1:35 PM #

    CP found

    • Kayleigh May 20, 2010 at 7:08 PM #

      Can’t seem to edit or delete… Anyway, amazingly I’ve already found a CP 😀 Thank you SO much for creating this page. Will be blogging and tweeting about this when I have the time.

      -Kayleigh

      • Kat Zhang May 20, 2010 at 7:44 PM #

        I’m ecstatic! Hope you and your critique partner get along fantastically, and happy critiquing!

        PS Replying to your own post to say you’ve found a CP is fine

      • Sarah J. Maas May 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM #

        YAY!!!!!!! This is so wonderful! Congrats! 🙂

        • Angela May 21, 2010 at 6:28 AM #

          By the way, I`m her lucky critique partner. =D

          Sorry. I just want to yell it out to the world–or um… the internet. I`m happy lol

          • Kat Zhang May 21, 2010 at 7:36 AM #

            I’m glad you decided to try this out despite your busyness!

  7. Aurora Blackguard May 21, 2010 at 11:14 AM #

    Your Name: Aurora Blackguard (or Samantha, depending on what you want to call me – actually, call me Sam)

    E-mail: blase UNDERSCORE contradiction AT hotmail DOT com

    Genre: Fantasy/Romance/YA/I don’t have the slightest idea

    Novel Length: I’m still at three thousand words and that’s cause I sat down and rewrote two chapters even when I KNEW I shouldn’t

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: GALLOWGLASS is a story about a homunculus who is charged with the order to make ‘someone’ fall in love with her then kill him.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Er, I think I want to finish WRITING the thing then I’ll probably decide later on whether it is fit for the world’s eyes 🙂

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I would like someone who is very detailed. It would be immensely helpful if that someone – whoever/wherever you are – to tell me specifically what’s wrong or where did I go wrong. I generally SUCK at characterisation when I get lost in the words so the characters end up with a double personality syndrome sometimes. 🙂

  8. Sam May 21, 2010 at 1:00 PM #

    CP found

    • Sam June 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM #

      Found a critique partner! Thanks to everyone who answered the ad, this was a really cool way to meet other writers!

      • Kat Zhang June 8, 2010 at 12:40 PM #

        Cool! That’s great, Sam 😀

  9. Rowenna May 21, 2010 at 1:24 PM #

    Your Name: Rowenna

    E-mail: hyalineblue at yahoo dot com

    Genre: Historical Fiction

    Novel Length: currently clocking in at 60K but not quite finished adding things yet…

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: It’s December 1945, the war has been over for months, but Vernon, devoted husband of Helen and father of Emily, Gloria, and Walter, still imagines air-raid sirens into the Chicago night. Emily loses the only solace she had from the trauma she encountered working as a Land Girl when she has to relinquish her job to recently returned GI. Gloria slips further into a corrupt world of theater, far from the life she envisioned on a ballet stage. Neighbor Nate brought home a banged-up Japanese pistol and memories he can’t shake from his time in the Air Corps. And Walter never came home at all.

    They are forced to reopen the pages of their past and begin to move forward when Nate discovers his attraction to Emily, Gloria uncovers a secret in her brother’s past from a chance encounter with a French war bride, and Helen and Vernon’s marriage is tested by Helen’s WWI pen pal.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Publication…eventually 🙂

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): Though I appreciate it when you catch a typo, what I’m really looking for is a second eye to tell me if the overarching plot and characterization is working, and, on a closer level, to point out when passages aren’t reading smoothly. I can edit it to fix it if I know it’s a problem 🙂 I’d be thrilled to partner with someone also writing historical, but I’m certainly not limited to that–am happy to read nearly any genre!

    • Rowenna May 21, 2010 at 9:13 PM #

      Sheesh, I should know my own email address:

      hyalineblue079 (that’s zero 79) at yahoo dot com.

      Sorry!

  10. Liesel May 22, 2010 at 7:27 AM #

    Your Name: Liesel

    E-mail: liesel92 AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: Fantasy

    Novel Length: No idea. So far at 7k.

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:
    Sarah didn’t expect to save the prince of her nation’s foe. But she did. She also didn’t think that the witch of legends would ever return; she couldn’t possibly have imagined that said witch would be trying to kill her.

    Jack didn’t think that a boy from the slums would be worth much. So, why was he handpicked to join an elite army? More importantly, when he learns the utopia he’s sworn to protect is harboring dark secrets, will he turn against it or will he risk everything to save it?

    And what do Sarah and Jack have in common? A fight to keep their world from falling apart.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query):
    Writing for pleasure. I have too much on my hands to think of publishing yet and I have much to learn. This is my first novel.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.):
    I need general feedback, definitely. I also need someone to hear my ideas and tell me if I’m being completely ridiculous. Not to mention that I’m still in school, so I need to be reminded constantly to write. I’m also a perfectionist, I’ve rewritten the first chapter three times and I might be going for a fourth round. Just a warning.

  11. Kathryn May 22, 2010 at 8:24 AM #

    Genre: YA Romance

    Brief Summary of Novel:

    Paisley Williams is a hopeless romantic. Her friends know it. Her family knows it– even Paisley finds herself acknowledges that she lives either with her head in the clouds, or her nose buried in a romance novel. Although, it hasn’t sent a real life prince charming her way yet. Her latest relationship has sent swearing off men forever. That is, until she meets James Lucas.

    With her family life in shambles, she welcomes to chance to get way from it all when she receives her acceptance letter to Robert Morris University. This is her way out. She can’t wait for her first semester of college. She has homework to stress over, unwanted weight, bitchy classmates and through it all something unexpected happens….. she falls in love.

    Goal: Publication…eventually

    What are you looking for in a CP : I need someone who will provide feedback for consistency ( I switch character POV’s every few chapters and sometimes I can’t remember what character I’m writing in. I’m also in DESPERATE NEED for some one to go line edits for me.

    • Keisha July 10, 2010 at 2:30 PM #

      Kathryn,

      If your interested in gaining a critique partner, get back to me.

      • Kathryn July 22, 2010 at 11:32 PM #

        Keisha,

        Thanks for replying to me. I haven’t checked this site in awhile, so that’s what took so long to get back to you. I also have another ms, Catching You, that I would love someone to look over for me. Would you be willing? I also would love to look at your ms if you still need someone.

        • Keisha July 23, 2010 at 10:06 AM #

          Hi Kathryn:

          For sure I am interested in gaining a CP please email me and we can work out how we would like the critique to go ie sending five pages at first to get a sense of each other critique etc.

          Thanks so much.

          Keisha

  12. Kathryn May 22, 2010 at 8:27 AM #

    Oops I forgot the website :

    http://katywriter.livejournal.com/

  13. Aly May 22, 2010 at 12:40 PM #

    CP found

    • Aly May 23, 2010 at 12:49 PM #

      I’ve found my CP. Eternal gratitude for this page! ❤

      • Vanessa May 24, 2010 at 7:09 PM #

        Awesome! Glad to hear it! 😀

  14. NLMars May 23, 2010 at 1:30 AM #

    CP found

    • Jess June 3, 2010 at 9:13 AM #

      Just a heads up that I’ve found not one, but TWO awesome CPs.
      Though, more are always welcome if they so wish ^_^

      Thanks for this oppurtunity, LTWF! 😀

      • Cristina Guarino June 5, 2010 at 11:15 AM #

        That’s wonderful! Congrats on your find and we wish you all the best 😀

  15. Eskay May 23, 2010 at 8:49 PM #

    Your Name: Stephanie
    E-mail: givvies AT hotmail DOT com
    Genre: I wouldn’t yet limit myself to a genre.. but my current piece is maybe regional fiction, and is aimed at adults
    Novel Length: so far 10k
    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Follows a young woman living in a Newfoundland outport trying to find out who her father is, cope with the death of her criminally insane mother, and discover herself
    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Right now I’m focusing on finishing this piece and improving my writing, and at some point I’d like to start querying
    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I’d mostly like someone to provide general feedback and someone to bounce ideas off of and discuss the novel and the writing process with. I am open to anything though, I take criticism well and am used to it. I am generally a fairly blunt critic, but if you are sensitive I can work with that too!

  16. Lexie C. May 24, 2010 at 4:39 PM #

    CP found

    • Lexie C. June 3, 2010 at 10:50 AM #

      I found two wonderful CP’s as well! Thank you!!

      • Cristina Guarino June 5, 2010 at 11:16 AM #

        Glad to hear it! Congrats!

      • Keisha July 23, 2010 at 10:04 AM #

        That is great news=0)

    • Keisha July 10, 2010 at 2:19 PM #

      Hey lexie,

      I sent you a email if you are still interested in gaining a critique partner.

      • Keisha July 10, 2010 at 2:23 PM #

        The email did not go through will try again.

  17. J. Koyanagi May 31, 2010 at 5:50 PM #

    CP found

    • J. Koyangi September 30, 2010 at 8:34 PM #

      I’ve found a CP. Thank you!

      • Vanessa October 2, 2010 at 2:02 AM #

        Awesome! That’s great to hear! 😀 Happy critiquing!

  18. Olga June 4, 2010 at 10:26 AM #

    Your Name: Olga

    E-mail: nereid UNDERSCORE queen AT yahoo DOT com

    Genre: YA Fantasy

    Novel Length: Who knows! Currently stands at 5.5k

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Moving into a new house with her mother after her dad’s death wasn’t traumatic enough – no, Hannah Murphy had to pick the room with a ghost in it. Granted, the ghost was a nice guy and got her to get some sleep for the first time in months…but what are his intentions? And why is he still on Earth? It doesn’t help that he doesn’t like her history partner…but…she does.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): YES.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): All of the above. With a cherry on top, if possible.

  19. Myra June 6, 2010 at 5:45 PM #

    CP found

    • Myra July 5, 2010 at 1:31 AM #

      Oops, I completely forgot to reply to this post but I found wonderful CPs through this just a few days after my post. 😀 Thanks so much for this you guys! I would’ve never known how to go about finding a CP otherwise.

      • Vanessa July 23, 2010 at 9:26 AM #

        Awesome!!! We’re glad that we’re able to be of help! 😀

  20. Abbie June 9, 2010 at 2:04 PM #

    Your Name: Abbie

    E-mail: candynecklace188 AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: YA/mild science fiction

    Novel Length: 116,380 words and quickly shrinking as I progress through revisions.

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:

    Dynamic duos describe the functionality of Dalton’s existence. No biological twins or default best friend friendships, no definitive lines or definitions. Just the basics: since the sixth grade when a boy with the same exact birthday as him moved in, there would be no splitting of the set. By their junior year, sets of birthday sharing peers found each other and found connections that weren’t easily broken. A series of envelopes pinned to his mailbox, clashing theories and spray paint symbols spark the new demand for better answers. In the mean time, Avery (stuck in the mindset of condescending threes), with the mix up and resulting silent sentence between her friends, finds a neighbor’s house fire to bring up questions of more astounding measure than her comfort zone of high school drama ever could.

    Goal: Writing for pleasure for now, but maybe publication in the future?

    What You’re Looking For In A CP:

    Any kind of critique level would be great, whether it’s general feedback/first impressions or in depth tearing my novel to shreds kind of critique, and I could hopefully provide the same for your novel. It’s important of course that you’re interested in my novel and at least see some kind of potential in it (even if it’s really tiny). Someone who also writes YA would work best, I think. Idea bouncing, novel discussing, plot brainstorming and the like would all be awesome. Naturally, I’d like to get along with the person I’m critiquing with, but I’m pretty open-minded about the whole thing.

    As I said above, another YA writer would be preferred. As far as genres within that are concerned, I think I would fail at critiquing in fantasy/science fiction worlds that are super complex. Outside of that, though, I think I’m pretty flexible.

  21. Renate June 10, 2010 at 2:49 PM #

    Your Name: Renate

    E-mail: renate_vierheller AT yahoo DOT com

    Genre: um, several…right now just literary

    Novel Length: I don’t actually write novels…my work tends to average 5000 words (ish)

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: the piece I am currently seeking feedback on is the story of four married couples through the last century as told from the viewpoint of the wedding ring they all share

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): I’d like to publish it, but mostly I write for pleasure

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): General feedback and editing tips, someone to talk ideas with, etc.

  22. Taryn June 10, 2010 at 3:08 PM #

    Your Name: Taryn

    E-mail: tarynal@hotmail.com

    Genre: YA Fantasy

    Novel Length: 72K

    A Brief Summary of My Novel:
    PLAYING GOD takes place in a world where knowledge is valued above almost all else; a place where it seems only natural that having the literary skill to write a world into existence, an act called Animation, would be the most prized talent. For nearly all of her eighteen years, the direction of Kalyn Gale’s life has been intertwined with that of her childhood friend Tony Jenkins as they both strive toward Animating their many written works. When he becomes too overbearing, she realizes she has to escape from his domineering influence if she ever wants to achieve her own goals. But shy Kalyn has a rude awakening when Tony Animates first, and she realizes that she’s on the fast track to becoming nothing but a footnote to the history of her famous best friend. With the help of a worldly celebrity and a pair of intriguing brothers, Kalyn could learn to hold the reins of her own life.

    Goal: Well, I wrote it for NaNo, didn’t like it, and set it aside. My sister found it, loved it, gave it to her friends, and they all encouraged me to edit and publish. I recently started querying, and have receieved a few rejections and one request for a full. So, uh, publication, I guess.

    What I’m Looking For In A CP:
    I want a CP who is interested in more than just this project. But on this one, I want character out-of-characterness, and awkward phrasing mostly. Also, I’ve recently noticed a lot of telling not showing, so fixing that would be great 🙂

    • Liz Gorale June 13, 2010 at 9:47 PM #

      Hey there,

      You still looking for a crit partner? I like the idea of your story, and I’d like to help you out. I posted my description after yours. Have a read of it and let me know if you’re interested.

      Liz

  23. Liz Gorale June 12, 2010 at 11:16 PM #

    Your Name:Liz Gorale

    E-mail: liz_saad@hotmail.com

    Genre:Young adult/romance/urban fantasy

    Novel Length:possibly between the 200-300 pg mark, currently about 30 pages in.

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:
    Adam wants a girl. He’s not your average teenage guy, and he wants more than an average teenage girl. When he finally sees that girl, he knows that’s he’s falling fast – and he loves it. But there’s something about her, something he can’t quite pick up, and when he does, it’ll be too late to chane anything.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query):
    I’d love publication, but I’d love to know beforehand that people will actually read it. I’ll probably end up doing a survey kinda thing before I approach any agents.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.):
    I want someone who loves the young adult/urban fantasy genre as much as I do. Preferably someone around my age writing something similar (22yo). I don’t want all roses and smiley faces in the criticism. I want honesty and in depth response, but no nosing in on the actualy storyline.

  24. Aderyn June 20, 2010 at 9:27 PM #

    Your Name: Aderyn

    E-mail:aderynazula AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: YA, fantasy, romance

    Novel Length: 60000-80000

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Many years ago, King Orin and his wife, Queen Eymari ruled Sennia peacefully. They were just rulers and had many children. When the time came for the king and queen to pick an heir, they could not decided between their children. So, instead of picking one child to become the next ruler of Sennia, King Orin and Queen Eymari divided up their kingdom, giving each child one province to rule over.

    Over one hundred years later, seventeen-year-old Leahli of Anleia Mar is newly betrothed to Neel, a nobleman from Ahia Reeal, the most reclusive province in all of Sennia.

    Although unhappy with the prospect of marrying the mysterious Neel, Leah decides to make the best of her betrothal. However, she is soon kidnapped from her home by a rouge captain and escapes, only to discover the Ahirans, a tribe of mystical natives who adopt her into their numbers.

    While hiding her noble heritage, Leah finds herself falling in love with both the Ahiran culture, a liberating respite from her etiquette filled noble life, and Ralu, a rebellious Ahiran boy. For the first time in her life, Leah is happy with who she is.

    But when Neel decides he wants his bride back, Leah’s true identity is revealed and she must choose between her true love, Ralu of the Ahirans and duty to her people, Neel of Ahia Reeal.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): now- for pleasure, perhaps publishing in the future?

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.):

    I’d like a basic read over, – and general feedback for the “world” and for plot and characters. If you like reading for grammar, fine, but that’s not a “must” at all.

  25. Chelsea June 27, 2010 at 7:03 PM #

    Your Name:Chelsea

    E-mail:ms.w UNDERSCORE chels AT live DOT com

    Genre: I think it’s fantasy lol

    Novel Length: right now it’s looking like near 100,000 words, may end up being more or less though

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:“In exchange for her life, you will owe a debt. One that you will repay at the appointed time. She is not your own, she has been bought. Through her, to our peoples, a lesson will be taught. The era of Peritride ends, that of Angliase begins.”

    Basically it’s kind of a mermaid thing, but not really. I’m still in the process developing it.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): writing for pleasure and developing my writing, I haven’t written for a while so I have ALOT of developing to do…

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I’d like someone honest, not too bluntly so though. Helping to cover details, editing…bouncing ideas around…Basically someone who can read what I write and I read what they write and we can say to each other, “yea, this is good,” or “no, this is crap, here’s where you can fix it: …”

  26. Jenn July 1, 2010 at 6:54 PM #

    Your Name: Jenn

    E-mail: phanhnguyen AT yahoo DOT come

    Genre:YA historical romance (heavy on the romance, light on the historical)

    Novel Length: about 75K

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:
    Bound in a loveless marriage to an eighty year old man at the age of fifteen.

    This is Julie Avery Haynsworth’s fate. Or at least it will be if she abides to her parents’ wishes and marries Viscount Vaugh to settle their numerous debts.

    Driven by desperation and clad in a stable boy’s clothing, Julie escapes in the middle of the night with nothing but the desire to live her own life. She finds shelter with a poor yet kind family as Avery Haynes, a homeless lost ‘boy’. Even though she knows she is far from safe, she can’t help but lower her guard around the trusting family–enough to fall in love with Hayden Bennett, the only son in the family, who sees her as the “brother he never had”. Despite her unrequited love and the fact that he is about to pledge his life to another, she finds life at the Bennett house happier than she ever thought possible.

    But happily ever after doesn’t last for long. Her simple life is soon interrupted by a handsome stranger, Marcus Edmund Atherton, the son of the Marquess of Wickham. From the start, his taunting smirk and knowing eyes make her worry that he may know more about her than he lets on. But just when she convinces herself that he doesn’t know anything after all, she gets a surprise visit from the last people she ever wanted to see—her parents.

    WISTFUL LOVERS is a Regency era love story loosely based on the popular Chinese legend The Butterfly Lovers.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query):Starting the first edits. Hopefully will be ready to query this summer!

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I would like to have someone who’s okay with a broad overview but mainly line edits. Honest and blunt is fine if it comes with ice cream 🙂 So just warn me before you let me have it and I’ll go get it lol

    But I’m fine with being honest, otherwise how would it get better? I’m also here if anyone wants to talk about ideas of their own and needs a broad overview on their novel. I’m a bit weak with grammar though so I can’t do much line edits but I can be a cheerleader and pusher!

  27. Mariam Maarouf July 7, 2010 at 9:19 PM #

    Your Name: Mariam Maarouf

    E-mail: bubblytootoo AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller

    Novel Length: 40,000

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: (Blurb):
    In life, nothing is the same as it seems. People create masks –identities – to hide who they really are –some for noble reasons, or nefarious ones, but only a tiny fraction because they must.
    Alessandra and Damien, or Rosalie and Daniel, were once the Princess and Prince of La Pacifica until they were forced out of the beautiful island. Eight months flew by, and they finally began to settle in Alexandria, Egypt, when they found out that they didn’t leave their past behind them, and that they were both wanted urgently.
    Dead.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Publication [release date January 2011 until now]

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): General feedback.

    Blog: http://mariamaarouf.blogspot.com
    Website: http://mariam-maarouf.webs.com

  28. C Scott Morris July 9, 2010 at 4:18 PM #

    This is great! I’ve been looking for a way to find a good critter for a while now, but have had no luck.

    Name: C Scott Morris

    Genre: Fantasy with Steampunk elements

    Novel Length: 94,000 words

    Summary: Ethan is a poet, who finds his verse can do much more than captivate audiences, it can command thoughts or even alter reality itself. Ethan wants nothing more than to live the easy life of a poet, with late nights and even later mornings, coffee houses and poetry. That all changes when he stumbles upon the grisly slaying of an Inquisition Operative, and finds himself caught up in a deadly search for an ancient, and dangerous artifact that could destroy the entire city.

    Goal: Publication

    What I’m looking for: Someone who reads fantasy and steamunk, who can look at my novel objectively and offer advice/criticism to tighten the story, or catch any editing errors I might have missed. Active/passive voice suggestions, etc.

    CScottMorrisBooks at gmail dot com
    CScottmorrisBooks dot com

  29. Keisha July 10, 2010 at 1:57 PM #

    CP found

    • Leslie Ann July 22, 2010 at 12:54 PM #

      This sounds very interesting. I’m a big fan of paranormal YA. If you don’t have a partner yet email me at laboyden320 AT yahoo DOT com. My novel summery is towards the bottom if you want to check that out.

  30. Keisha July 10, 2010 at 2:08 PM #

    I forgot to add what I am looking for in a CP I need another fresh eyes to catch any discrepancies with plot, characters or anything else that jumps out. I have professionally edited my MS but an editor cannot fully delve into the mentioned areas I want to focus on. In addition, I have started my MS with a prologue so I would like to get critique if it does it’s purpose. I want serious critique no feelings will be hurt this is a rough business and I have learned that it is all subjective so one has to get a thick skin to progress through this long journey. So that goes into my goals I woukld like to get published and have a long career of sharing the characters in my imagination.

  31. Launo July 12, 2010 at 8:29 PM #

    Your Name:Launo

    E-mail:xlucy.wx@gmail.com

    Genre: General, Love, Family with a mix of religion.

    Novel Length: undetermined

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Izabelle was the ninth of twelve children, and the seventh to the married. Soon, she realized that married life was not what she expected at all. When she sought her happiness by fighting against her parent’s standards of being a women, Izabelle was abandoned by everyone she knew and loved…but for a disowned sister she barely remembered.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Writing for pleasure for now.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): Someone who would critique my novel to improve the imagery, plot line and characterization. I’m looking for someone who is honest.
    Thanks in advance :)!

  32. Ananya Chandra July 18, 2010 at 12:29 PM #

    Your Name: Ananya Chandra

    E-mail: ananyachandra AT hotmail DOT com

    Genre: Young Adult, Romance

    Novel Length: 13,907 words

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Centred around two teenagers, written basically from one POV. I’m including a second POV as well, but there are only minor inclusions of that. Rhys Vaughan has enough on his plate before Bianka Eli steps into the school. Then the school newspaper’s anonymous columnist begins hinting that they’re together, and it all goes downhill from there.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Writing for pleasure, hoping to be published someday.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): Some one who can give me general plot related feedback, writing style feedback, basically just an overall feedback of the story. And someone who doesn’t mind editing a little bit of it.

  33. John J. July 22, 2010 at 12:41 AM #

    Your Name: John J.

    E-mail: dreaminginbooks AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: YA/Contemporary/Romance

    Novel Length: Gunning for 60,000 words – possibly more

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:
    Haley has always made mistakes. Everyone does. When those past mistakes of hers are leaked to the entire school by someone called The Informer, she realizes that sometimes, keeping those mistakes a secret isn’t the best idea. Told in alternating chapters between her freshman and sophomore years, I am chronicling the cause and effect of Haley’s journey into being a teenager, with all of the sex and dark stuff that they try to hide from others.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Publication eventually. Eventually.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.):

    I’d like to receive all levels of critique – though I’m mainly looking for a general critique partner, with a stress on story consistency and characters. Hopefully willing to help with edits and stuff in the future. I’m a teen writer, so you’ll have to be patient! I promise I don’t bite! Much.

  34. Leslie Ann July 22, 2010 at 12:47 PM #

    Your Name: Leslie Ann

    E-mail: laboyden320 AT yahoo DOT com

    Genre: YA (magical realism I think)

    Novel Length: 56,000 word

    Summary: Stevie White has no friends, no boyfriend and no life. When her family moves to Willows Peak, Illinois, Stevie decides it’s time to change for the better. Tristan Green, the gorgeous class president, brings out Stevie’s confidence with his heart melting eyes and sweet smile. He shows her what it’s like to have a social life. Everything seems to be fine. Well, except for the secret Tristan’s hiding from her, the blonde bitch named Brenda, and the nightmare Stevie has every night that ends with Tristan disappearing. Nevertheless, she’s not going to let those little bumps in the road ruin her life.
    Only a few days in Willows Peak and Stevie has transformed from shy girl to someone she never expected, normal. However, as time passes, pieces of Stevie’s nightmare start showing up into reality. Tristan’s life and Stevie’s heart might be in danger as only days tick by until her nightmare comes true. There goes the normal life. Oh well, there really is no normalcy when you’re a fairy

    Goal: publication, preparing to requery after major rewrites

    What I’m Looking For In A CP: Someone to tell me what sucks about it so I can fix it, line edits and stuff like that.

  35. Sarah N Fisk July 22, 2010 at 1:02 PM #

    CP found

    • Sarah N Fisk July 23, 2010 at 8:54 AM #

      I think I’ve found my match! Thanks so much!

      • Vanessa July 23, 2010 at 9:22 AM #

        That’s great to hear!!! 😀

  36. Erica Woolridge July 22, 2010 at 2:26 PM #

    CP found

    • Erica Woolridge July 23, 2010 at 3:42 PM #

      Boy this worked fast! I found a match, very excited 🙂

      • Vanessa July 26, 2010 at 11:05 AM #

        Wooo! Awesome! 😀

  37. Trakena Prevost July 23, 2010 at 9:47 AM #

    Your Name:Trakena Prevost

    E-mail: thp207 (at) nyu (dot) edu

    Genre:YA

    Novel Length:61,000

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:The womanizing last son of Zeus and Hera falls in love with a human and wants to make her his queen, but when she’s attacked by Cerberus and other mythological creatures, and then goes missing, he has to face the memory of his father’s death to find her before she’s killed.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Publication, querying

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I like overall feedback and feeling over the story, as well as line edits.

  38. Tom M Franklin July 23, 2010 at 12:14 PM #

    Name: Tom M Franklin

    Email: fivecat AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: MG fantasy (current WIP is Steampunkish)

    Novel Length: 20,000 – 25,000

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: A young lab assistant must recapture his eccentric employer’s steam-driven flying dinosaur after it begins terrifying the inhabitants of 1850s London in this humorous, Steampunkish adventure.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Publication, Preparing to query.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP: I’m looking for someone to provide what I’m willing to offer — general feedback, line edits, spotting problem areas of a story/character, consistency, timelines, etc.

    I’ve written a bit about seeking a critique partner here: http://bit.ly/aSvEV3

    I’m a former elementary school librarian who spent over five years reading books to kids. I finally decided to put my “I can do this!” thinking into action.

    • renate November 29, 2010 at 11:35 PM #

      I love the steampunk genre, and the words “flying dinosaur” made me smile. If you are still looking for a CP, I’d love to read this.

  39. MD Irvine July 23, 2010 at 12:54 PM #

    CP found

    • MD Irvine August 4, 2010 at 8:39 PM #

      I’ve found a CP- Taria! Excited about working as and with a CP. Thanks for this page.

      • Vanessa August 7, 2010 at 10:51 AM #

        Awesome!!! We’re so glad we could help! 😀

  40. TabithaRees July 26, 2010 at 12:23 AM #

    Your Name: Tabitha Rees.

    E-mail: anythingbutordinary927@yahoo.com

    Genre: YA/Urban Fantasy

    Novel Length: Not entirely sure…it’s all on paper now. But estimating 80,000 words (first of a series)

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: NIGHTMARE UTOPIA, BOOK ONE, IN YOUR DREAMS – Cerina Venimoore, a sarcastic sort of girl, has lived in an infamous mental hospital for adolescents for a couple years now, thanks to those ridiculous nightmares that haunt her every night, nightmares of a white-eyed monster that kills a stranger than moves onto her. However, when her homes receives a new sociopath, she learns a startling, but unhappy, truth…that monsters just like it are real, and out there.

    It has a sort of Buffy-esque feel (punch line with the punch) but emotional and psychological elements to its fantasy parts

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query):

    Well, I’m sorta in the eleventh draft of the first book of this series. However, once this last draft is finished and typed up, querying it is.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.):

    Well, it’ll be cool to have a CP altogether, someone starting out or already published, whichever. Someone who might be interested in my story once it’s typed up and screams grammar errors. Any feedback is cool with me. The only flaw is that they might have to wait a month or two for the entire manuscript; I’ll have to give it in parts. However, when it comes to the CP themself, as long as their story is YA or urban fantasy, sci-fi, or so on, I’ll read and edit however. I’m not that grammar-friendly, but I’ll try!

  41. Jenn July 31, 2010 at 4:57 PM #

    Your Name: Jenn

    E-mail: scriptoblam AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: YA science fantasy

    Novel Length: 70,000 words

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:

    Criminy Jack lives in the outskirts of Boston 21 years post nuclear winter. To survive, she and her family must regularly defend themselves against Infected Citizens – plague ridden creatures more zombie than human. When her best friend Bo’s father goes missing, and his mother goes crazy, Criminy does what she can to help him find answers. Together, they discover a secret community of Infected Citizens that may hold the answer. Their plan has only two possible outcomes – save what’s left of the world from a zombie infestation, or die trying.

    Goal: Publication. This is the third draft of the work – after this draft I’d like to polish and then query.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP: I’d like someone who can exchange about a chapter per week. I’m looking for feedback about general character development, setting, and plot. I write daily, and it would be nice to have someone to chat with about it. I’m also open to using googledocs as a way to give/get feedback.

    I’m interested in reading any genre, and I am more than happy to give either line edits or general feeback to my CP. I have several other projects in the works. I’d like to find a CP that wants to work together for more than just this one project.

  42. Taria August 3, 2010 at 11:40 PM #

    CP found

  43. Elizabeth August 7, 2010 at 2:43 AM #

    CP found

    • Elizabeth August 10, 2010 at 3:15 PM #

      Just wanted to say that I’ve found my partners!

  44. Dianna August 17, 2010 at 7:26 AM #

    Your Name: Dianna

    E-mail: diannalgunn@gmail.com

    Genre: Fantasy, sometimes dark, sometimes YA, occasionally romantic

    Novel Length: 65, 000 or so currently, being rewritten, will be longer.

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Riana, a bloodbound demon, is promoted to Guardian status and given to the kindgom of Moonshadow as its Guardian. King Jacob has summoned her with the hope that she will be able to do something about a mysterious plague spreading through his kingdom.

    Riana goes on a journey through a desolate kingdom, into the terrible depths of her continent’s and her own history. Will she stop the plague? Can she help the people of a dying land?

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Publication. Hoping to run it through one more edit without feedback and one more edit after feedback and then shop it around.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.):

    I am looking for a CP who will be able to critique a chapter every two weeks, and who will encourage me to keep revising so that I have new material to send to them. I’m looking for someone who can also be a friend and whose work I can read and enjoy, no matter the genre.

    I’m hoping that this CP will be a long term partner through this project and several others, and eventually a close friend. Somebody who I will encourage and who will encourage me-possibly even a Nanoer.

    I’m looking for something somewhere between general feedback and a line edit. Grammar can be pointed out but doesn’t need to be pointed out every time.

    Can’t wait to find my CP,
    ~Dianna

  45. Michelle August 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM #

    Your Name: Michelle

    E-mail: shellycmcgovern AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: YA paranormal

    Novel Length: 14,000 and counting

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Dani’s been attempting normal her whole life. She’s a cheerleader by day and a hunter by night. She’s balanced the two successfully for some time, even managing to throw a social life in the mix. Then her uncle vanishes without a trace while on a hush-hush mission.

    Now Dani’s thrust into a different world of demons she’d been kept hidden from. She’s on the run with the only people she can trust that just happen to be two demons she’d normally hunt. And they seem to be the only ones with information about her mother’s death. Everyone’s after her; angels, demons, and monsters that go bump in the night.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Publication

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I’m looking for someone to bounce ideas off of, to brainstorm with and to motivate me, and vice-versa. I’d like general feedback and flow feedback. I want to make sure it makes sense to someone else and not just in my head! 😀

  46. priscillashay August 27, 2010 at 4:41 PM #

    Your Name: Shabana (but..priscilla works too..)

    E-mail: syusuf18 AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: Historical Romance (Adult)specifically Regency

    Novel Length: currently 110k, but editing to chop it down

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:

    William Somerset, Lord Rawley is a spy for the Crown and as always, his latest mission was a success. His new assignment, however, has him in knots. A fellow spy, Grey, went undercover, but is now missing. The Crown believes Grey is either dead or a traitor, Will has to go in, complete the mission, find the missing agent, and save the Prince Regent. On top of all that, his father’s cousin dies, making him the Duke, he meets this random girl and he can’t explain his attraction to her, making an ass of himself whenever he is around her.

    The girl he meets is Lady Sophia. She is a strong, intelligent, independent woman who doesn’t need a man in her life telling her what to do or where to go. But, unfortunately for her, everywhere she goes Will seems to be. He irritates her to no end, yet they seem to have a connection. Sophia is also a spy working for her country. She needs to find information, send it to her spymaster so he can utilize the information to save lives.

    But what will happen when they discover each other’s secrets? Will the unexplained attraction for each prevail or will the love for their country??

    (this is subject to change due to editing)

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query):

    HOPEFULLY publication…I want to finish editing by December to use the January gap off between semesters 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.):

    General feed back, plot holes, character development, story arc, choppy sentences, unnecessary scenes, and if you *want* line-edits.

    priscillashay.wordpress.com

  47. Sarah B. August 29, 2010 at 1:28 PM #

    Your Name: Sarah

    E-mail: SarahBSaysHello{at}gmail.com

    Genre: Contemporary YA

    Novel Length: 60k-ish (It’s in progress.)

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: After 17-year-old Anna’s mom dies unexpectedly, she learns the identity of the father she’s never met and is sent to live with him in a tiny town. It’s the story of her new life in her new town. (Includes a romantic subplot.)

    Goal: Preparing to query agents

    What You’re Looking For In A CP: I’d like general feedback on plot/character development/pacing sort of things. Line-edits are fine, but not what I’m really worried about.

    I’d like a CP that also writes contemporary YA. I could also worth with YA romance and historical and darker themes. Just no fantasy/sci-fi/worldbuilding, as I don’t think I’d be able to offer much help.

    Anyone out there?

  48. Melissa August 30, 2010 at 2:34 PM #

    Melissa Carmichael
    MELISSAMDC104@YAHOO.COM

    Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy

    Novel length: 70,000

    Learning on your twenty first birthday that witches and werewolves exist is bad. Learning that you’re one of them is worse. But, everything takes a back seat when the people closest to you start turning up dead.

    Forest Ranger Tara Blackwater always thought urban myths were just fantasy until she finds the mutilated body of Curt, one of her best friends. The local police are convinced she’s involved in the recent string of murders landing her in jail.

    Not only does she have to prove she’s not a murderer but, she has to stay alive while being hunted by not one but, three supernatural adversaries. One of them…straight from the bowels of Hell!

    I have a beta reader but, really would like a long term crit partner. I had a short story published last year and now I’m a published author and aspiring novelist.

  49. Nicole September 3, 2010 at 5:02 PM #

    Name: Nicole
    Email: purplebookworm02 AT aim DOT com
    Genre: YA/fantasy
    Novel Length: 10,000 words and counting
    Summary: Told from the perspectives of 16 year old Adelaide (Addie) and 18 year old Blair, too sisters (and princesses) who are both sent away for the summer; Addie to the castle by the sea of a beautiful prince her parents want her to marry, and Blair to the home of a mysterious uncle whom she has never met. Meanwhile for the first time since the Revolt 500 years ago, tensions are rising as a new war begins between the magical nations and the church. When Blair begins to discover dangerous family secrets about, and Addie falls in love with a wizard, the two sisters who have never gotten along have to fight on the same side against the might of the church, and their own family.

    Goal: to become a better writer and turn this idea in my brain into a finished, polished, manuscript. My long-term goal is publication.

    What I’m Looking for in a CP: I should put that I am only 15, so I am hoping for another teen as a CP (I’m not sure if any other teens are on this site though). I would absolutely be open to an adult CP, however I understand many adults wouldn’t be open to a teen CP. I would like someone to read my manuscript and give me honest feedback, as well as bouncing ideas off each other during the writing process.

  50. Eleanor J Cinders September 8, 2010 at 11:34 AM #

    Name: Eleanor J Cinders
    Email: eleanorjcinders AT gmail DOT com
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Novel Length: Around 50k
    Summary: A mysterious illness drove her mother into madness and death. Jane’s husband is now afflicted and she must race against time to save him. In the process, she stumbles upon the reason for her father’s disappearance and the secret that ended magic in the empire.
    Goal: Publication and querying. I also want to become a better writer.
    CP: I really want someone to bounce ideas off of, read my work, read their work, and just be awesome writers together. They need to tell me when things are confusing or useless or grammatically unsound, etc. I have a lot of manuscripts to be written and most of them are in the fantasy genre so it would be best if you were interested in the same things. Mainly high fantasy, victorian era, steampunk, and some sci-fi thrown in. It would also be best if you were aiming for publication because I’d like to share dreams and goals. 🙂

  51. Leila September 10, 2010 at 5:07 PM #

    Your Name: Leila Gonçalves

    E-mail: leilacmg AT msn DOT com

    Genre: something almost adult, but not so much, urban fantasy

    Novel Length: trying for max of 150,000 words

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:
    Gabriel finds the asylum runaway Karen waisting in a dark London alley and shelters her in his home not only for her beauty but for his secret, obscure attraction. As he decides to use her as his consort both to appease his secret wishes and to protect her, Gabriel isn’t the only one to want her. Others of the Blood Reunion long to get their hands on the beautiful human. Not to mention Karen is another of those who possess DNA capable of curing the vampire plague. However there are some who wish for that information to remain hidden. The conspiracy of power to institute the Old Ways and take over the Otherworld is rising.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query):
    currently writing for pleasure. depending how this book comes out I might decide to send it to editors

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.):
    I’m looking for someone who helps be brainstorm my plot, insert humor and give general feedback, plus helping varnishing characters.

  52. Kelly September 13, 2010 at 8:12 PM #

    CP found

    • Kelly September 14, 2010 at 8:41 PM #

      This site works fast! I found two critique partners. Thanks!

      • Kat Zhang September 14, 2010 at 9:03 PM #

        Yay! 😀

  53. Lisa Galek September 14, 2010 at 9:50 PM #

    CP found

    • Lisa September 20, 2010 at 9:19 AM #

      Found someone! Yay, me!

      • Vanessa September 24, 2010 at 10:09 AM #

        Woooo! Awesome!!! 😀

  54. Hope September 18, 2010 at 7:10 AM #

    CP found

    • Hope September 29, 2010 at 10:52 AM #

      Found! Thanks a lot!!

      • Vanessa October 5, 2010 at 12:49 PM #

        That’s great news! Best of luck 😀

  55. Need CP! September 20, 2010 at 11:04 PM #

    Email: mscritiquing AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: YA paranormal romance

    Novel length: Only 25k at this point, but I write fast!

    Summary: Katherine should start moving on from the death of her beloved boyfriend, Travis. But it’s impossible, because he hasn’t moved on himself. Only in her dreams can she can be reunited with him, saving his confused soul from getting lost in the Void. But the more time she tries to spend with him in the Dreamworld, the heavier the danger is to her mortal body. Enter Hugh, who has the psychic ability to walk her dreams, and the desire to put Travis’ soul at rest. But Travis isn’t ready to let go yet, if at all. As Katherine and Hugh bond to help save Travis from being lost forever, tormented souls and dangerous secrets will conspire to destroy not only their mission, but the lives of all involved. [Working Title] delves into what happens when happily ever after doesn’t always work out, and when eternal love is the most dangerous thing there is.

    Looking for: Character & plot help… at the moment! I am aiming for publication, and I need someone with a very critical and (preferably) experienced eye who can help plot & spot what I can’t, and is honest about feedback. I’m in publishing myself, so I know how polished that MS has to be.

    I would also love, love, love to be part of a larger YA critique group.

    • Carolin September 22, 2010 at 6:39 PM #

      A YA critique group sounds awesome! That would be really fun and helpful… I also really like the premise of your book, it’s intriguing. 😀

      I write urban fantasy and paranormal romance, but I’m currently working on an adult MS, so I’m not sure if I am what you’re looking for. My next YA project is planned for NaNoWriMo.

      • CP love! September 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM #

        I can critique adult as well, no worries 🙂 As long as you are comfortable with YA, I’m great with paranormal romance, and can learn to urban fantasy. Will join you in the NaNo madness.

        Wanna trade a few chapters and see if we work mutually? No pressure whatsoever if either of us decides it doesn’t work!!!

        Anyone else wanna join in?

        • Carolin September 23, 2010 at 4:47 AM #

          I’m emailing you. =) But yes, anyone wanna join in a group style thing? *looks around*

        • Michelle September 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM #

          I’d love to join!!!

          • Carolin September 24, 2010 at 12:18 PM #

            If you’ll give me your email, I’ll do a round email with everyone! 😀

        • A. Barone October 28, 2010 at 11:28 PM #

          I write YA. I’d love to join if you’ll have me!
          I’m baronea (@) live (dot) come

    • Elizabeth September 27, 2010 at 12:02 AM #

      I’d also love to be part of the CP group.

      My email is emkallgren AT

      • Elizabeth September 27, 2010 at 12:03 AM #

        Ugh, something happened.

        Anyway, its emkallgren AT hotmail DOT com

        • Carolin September 28, 2010 at 6:03 PM #

          Alright, I emailed everyone who wanted to join the group. 😀 If anyone else is interested, please email me rather than posting here, because we might be slow checking here!
          The email is: c.seidenkranz(AT)gmail(DOT)com

          • Kat Zhang September 28, 2010 at 7:18 PM #

            This sounds really cool! I’m so glad you guys got this together. Best of luck, and happy critiquing!!

  56. NeverLanding September 22, 2010 at 6:24 PM #

    Your Name – Megan

    E-mail – meglanding AT yahoo (dot) com

    Genre – Young Adult

    Novel Length – ?

    Summary – I really have about a dozen ideas. My favorite story (to hopefully one day be finished, crossing fingers) is:
    Constantine has just been given the chance to make a clean break. If she manages to track down Liam, The Sacred One’s son and ask for his forgiveness, he’ll grant her one wish. And she knows not to pass up a chance like that.
    Everest on the other hand, hasn’t a clue how to end the suffering that was bestowed onto his family generations ago, and with the curse looming over his future, he has no choice but to keep moving forward.
    And Gavin, who is determined to get back the throne he considers rightfully his. And he’ll do anything to succeed.
    One man’s rise for power, the others journey for redemption, and the girl who will make their paths align.

    Its… slightly complicated. 🙂

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query) – At the moment, bettering myself as a writer. If I could manage to finish this story I’d absolutely try to publish it.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.) – I want someone to talk about writing with, whether its places I’m stuck on, ways to work out scenes, or just to tell me I should b focusing as I continue the writing process. I’d like someone to converse with because most of the people I know don’t really get it. On any writing in general.
    When I finish I don’t mind someone being straightforward with me either. In fact, I want someone to actually read my work just to find things they can point out. The more critic I get, the better it’ll be. Whether its punctuation, wording, plot, characterization, or something else. I want any manuscript I finish to be picked apart.

    I don’t know how good I’ll be as a critic partner, I’ve never been before, but I’m willing to try.

  57. Sherry September 23, 2010 at 1:28 AM #

    Genre: Romantic Suspense at 80,000
    Detective Seth Banning searches for a serial killer, who kills two women at a time, then switches their heads. Why switch the heads? What is the killer’s motive? A bizarre twist of clues leads Seth to Elaina Von Hagan, the one woman who can help him in his efforts to capture the killer before more die.

    Elaina finds herself swept into the world of one of the most heinous serial killer’s of all time. She learns the man detective Banning is looking for is really a woman who has had a sex change to cover up previous kills. It’s obvious to Elaina the only way to stop the killer is to become the bait.

    Seth is dead set against Elaina’s idea, but if there’s anything he’s learned about her in a short span of time, she’ll do it with or without him.

    When the two go undercover, desire ignites between Seth and Elaina and passion surrounds them as danger closes the gap. Will Elaina be the murder’s next victim or will Seth be able to expose the killer in time?

    Detective Seth Banning searches for one of the most heinous serial killer of all time, who kills two women at a time, then switches their heads. When Elaina Edwards discovers the killer is really a woman who has had a sex change to cover up previous kills, Elaina tells Seth she wants to be used as bait. When these two go undercover desire ignites, passion surround them as danger closes the gap, and Seth prays he’ll be able to stop the killer before Elaina is the next murdered victim.

    This is my 4th full ms. I’m driven. Dedicated. Determined. Wanting to swap chapters with other serious writers who are seeking publication. I’m an avid reader, writer, contest finalist, and critiquer.

    Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Sherry

    • Sherry September 23, 2010 at 1:16 PM #

      Sorry. My e-mail didn’t post. It’s WordWeaver (AT) KC(dot) RR (dot) COM

  58. Rebecca Mc Carten October 7, 2010 at 3:25 PM #

    Your Name:Becca

    Genre: YA

    Novel Length:47,393

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:After Erin is left paralysed in an accident she meets Theo, who tells her she can go back to the night of her accident and change it.

    But she doesn’t know that Theo is really a Furtima, a demon who collects souls and by going back to that night she is becoming a demon too, unless she can collect one thousand souls and save herself. This leaves Erin with a terrible choice, take a thousand souls or live forever as a Furtima, which is made complicated when she realises she is falling in love with Theo.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query):Right now I’m still querying

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): an objective eye and if you don’t mind listening to me moaning about how horrible querying is that’d be a bonus.

  59. Chelsea Beam October 22, 2010 at 3:30 AM #

    Your Name: Chelsea

    E-mail: chisuto AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: Fantasy

    Novel Length: 180k

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:
    Unknown to those of us on Earth, there exists a parallel universe wherein a war has been waging for the past one thousand years. Now, on account of a prophecy mistakenly made by a young goddess, three people from Earth have to help save this other world, despite having never believed in something as far-fetched as “magic”.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query):
    Preparing to Query/Publication

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.):
    Someone who will look for consistency (believable character development, tone, and plot events) and do line-edits (spelling/grammar and destruction of adverbs)… basically, heavy, extensive critique.

  60. Mariam Maarouf October 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM #

    Your Name: Mariam Maarouf

    E-mail: m.rosie@live.com

    Genre: YA Sci-Fi

    Novel Length: Hopefully something between 50 and 60K. I’m still in the very beginning.

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Five teens, all from different backgrounds and times are stuck together in a plane-slash-time machine only to find out that they are required to accomplish a mission through time that would change the world.

    Sorry the summary sucks, but I’ll come out with a better one.

    Goal: publication, 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.): Everything. General feedback, line-edits, anything that can make it better.

  61. Kathleen November 3, 2010 at 6:10 PM #

    Your Name: Kathleen

    E-mail: kathleen.henning AT me.com

    Genre: dystopian

    Novel Length: 35k+ and counting

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Who has the right to rule the world? Is it wrong to reshape the world if you think your actions will save it? What constitutes a good society? Zero the Infinite is a story of love, family, loss, revenge, and recovery set in a post-apocalyptic universe.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Not sure. Maybe publication down the road, but that is definitely further off.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): Mostly just general feedback at this point, but anything is useful. I don’t think anyone’s read my writing in years.

    • renate November 29, 2010 at 11:29 PM #

      I love post-apocolyptic fiction, so if you are still looking for a CP, I would love to see some of your manuscript!

      • Kathleen November 29, 2010 at 11:33 PM #

        That would be great! I haven’t found a CP yet. Email me and we can work something out 🙂

  62. Ashley November 25, 2010 at 10:58 AM #

    Your Name: Ashley R.

    E-mail: a rhone 3 AT G MAIL DOT COM

    Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Supernatural

    Novel Length: Currently at 30,000 wds

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Delaney is a teen werewolf and mother, on the run from her pack and it’s ruthless yet seductive leader, Sable, who’s also the father of her child.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): pleasure, hopefully query and publishing material 🙂

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): Someone able to check for consistency on all fronts. Someone able to critique without being a horse’s ass (sorry,I had to say it, but seriously, there’s a fine line between being blunt and downright mean.). I tend to edit my own work, but I wouldn’t mind that ability in a CP. I’m a newbie at all of this, but I’m not asking for anyone to hold my hand. Just someone friendly, and willing to work with me,is all. =)

  63. Monique December 6, 2010 at 9:53 AM #

    Your Name: Monique

    E-mail:xmoniquediplockx13AThotmaildotcome

    Genre: lirerty fiction lol

    Novel Length: 56k+

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: This is Everett and Emily’s story, a story told from two friends of the struggle they face after Emily re-appears after two week of being missing and all her family and friends thinking she is dead, except one, one person who she should have been able to trust more then any one in the world, her boy friend,

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Publication, Prep 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.): All of the above? i want some one/mulitple someones to help me with some important disisions and tell me where i am going wrong and tell me where something doesnt fit, or where the plot is drying, and not tell me what a horrible speller i am, 😀

  64. Sam at Read Sam, Read December 10, 2010 at 12:56 PM #

    Your Name: Sam

    E-mail: sameripley @ gmail.com

    Genre:Contemporary YA

    Novel Length: 52k

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: After her first love breaks her heart, Celeste barely knows how to function. Then she meets Aiden and his personality is so infectious that it distracts her from her heartbreak. As they become best friends, she realizes that her feelings for him aren’t just platonic. Basically, a story of getting over love and being able to fall in love again. Wow, this sounds lame, lol.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Publication, 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.): I want you to be BRUTAL. Line-edits are nice, but what I want most is to check for plot holes, inconsistencies, confusing parts, and general critique. I’ve been working on this story for four years and I think it’s almost ready for query, so I want to get it edited!

  65. Taryn December 10, 2010 at 3:02 PM #

    name: Taryn

    email: tarynal@hotmail.com

    genre: ya contemp “issue book”

    length: 56k

    Brief summary: Burnt out teen athlete has a chance to save herself and her sister from sex slavery. Themes of jealousy and betrayal. Heavily centered on relationships, family, friend, and romantic.

    Goal: we’ll see how it cleans up. I’ll prolly query for awhile if it revises into something decent.

    In a CP: brutality, please. i promise I won’t glare if I pass you in the hallway. i’d like big picture stuff, mostly character consistencies or plot holes. line edits eventually.

  66. Georgiana December 20, 2010 at 10:17 PM #

    I hope this system still works…it’s such a great set up.

    Your Name: Georgiana

    E-mail: georgianawriting AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: traditional fantasy, fairytale retelling

    Novel Length: ~93k words and counting (need to cut this!)

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: follows the story of Lucie Rilien, a girl who grew up in an impoverished mill town only to discover she was a Fairy. Through a series of botched circumstances at school, she finds herself appointed Fairy Godmother to the princess while her best friend runs away, leaving Lucie to fend for herself.

    It turns out that the princess is just as cruel as the rest of the royal family, and Lucie must navigate through all the corruption of palace life while she searches for her friend, her family and her very own freedom.

    (follows the basic plotline of Sleeping Beauty, but I’m trying to make it much more character driven)

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): eventual publication, getting it in shape to query. I’m very serious about this story. I think it still needs a lot of work after reading about the arduous editing processes other writers go through before publishing, but it’s getting to the point where I need fresh eyes. I’ve been doing all the revising myself up to this point.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I think feedback on the flow, characterization, and plot of the book would benefit me the most. I don’t need (or want the focus to be on) line editing, but pointing out where something sounds awkward or wordy would be much appreciated. Basically reading holistically, and helping me cut things out! I know it already has a hefty word count, and I want to make the plot more focused.

    Ideally, I’d also like to bounce ideas off of any future CP. The book is written in its entirety, but I’ve only got 93k up for further editing and I need someone with whom I can discuss how I want to shape the rest of the story. I’d like to get someone who enjoys reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. Hopefully, a wonderful relationship will develop out of this!

    • Whitney December 21, 2010 at 5:03 PM #

      Hey, if you are still looking for a CP, I would be interested in helping out. Your story sounds very interesting.

  67. ychi December 21, 2010 at 2:44 PM #

    Your Name: Yahong Chi

    E-mail: yahongchi AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: contemporary middle-grade

    Novel Length: 38,000 words

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Victoria’s the only one in her riding class who doesn’t believe that the bizarre circular imprint in her stable’s field is a crop circle. The news spread fast, and soon the stable’s threatened with foreclosure. And Victoria’s efforts to discover the circle’s true origin are leading, disturbingly, to her friend Britney’s temporary disappearance and her mother… who’s in court. But not for the hoaxing of the crop circles.
    Yet.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): publication

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I’m lookg for someone who writes middle-grade and would be willing to hold a discussion on what needs to be done with the MS – so, intensive general feedback. (In return, of course, I’d be willing to do the same.)

  68. Ananya Rae Chandra January 4, 2011 at 1:50 AM #

    Your Name: Ananya Rae Chandra

    E-mail: ananya DOT rae DOT chandra AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: YA

    Novel Length: Somewhere nearing thirteen-thousand words.

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Bianka Eli is new at school, and its the beginning of junior year. At school she meets Rhys Vaughan. He’s intellectual and very interesting; he swims and he writes for the school paper. Bianka is taken in by him (not that she’ll ever admit it). But just when Bianka thinks everything is going smoothly, an anonymous columnist in the school paper starts hinting that Rhys and Bianka may be together. That doesn’t please Rhys’ uptight girlfriend very much and things begin going downhill.
    That’s as far as I’ve got with it. The story’s set in a fictional city.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Writing for pleasure, hoping to be published one day.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I’m looking for someone who’ll be able to give me both positive and negative feedback about my writing; tell me what’s lacking in it etc. I’m not looking for a grammatical editor, just someone who can help me get through the first draft, because at the moment the story seems to a sketchy outline without any detail in it. I need help with adding in the detail. And I’d be happy to help my CP with their story too 🙂

  69. Hali January 11, 2011 at 4:21 PM #

    Your Name: Hali

    E-mail: hbaumstein AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: YA High/Traditional Fantasy with a side of romance

    Novel Length: About 100,000 (yes, long… I am hoping a CP can help me cut it down just a bit ^_^)

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Stuck working at her demanding aunt’s inn after a mysterious tragedy tears her family apart, 17 year old Caedra harbors two secrets – a desire to escape, and a strange power she can’t understand or control. But after a whirlwind events, including an encounter with a charming stranger named Jer, everything changes. Suddenly, the royal family wants the bookish Caedra as their spy, and she is thrust into life at the palace – training in the ways of fighting and manipulation by day, and navigating the court by night. She finds herself under the tutelage of the icy Kevran, whose tangled history of family feuds and failed romance has made him trust no one. But will her lessons be enough to help her face dangerous organizations, ancient magic, and her own family’s shadowy connections?

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): I guess all three? I would consider myself in the ‘preparing to query’ stage, though, since I’ve already done several revisions and am now in the extreme fine-tuning stage.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I’d love someone who could go really in depth – tell me if the mythology of the world makes sense, if the character and relationship development makes sense, if there are any plotholes, if anything at all is confusing… And any advice on cutting the story down would be much appreciated as well! I know that seems like a lot to ask for such a long story, so I am definitely willing to do the same level of critique for your work as well.

    I’d really appreciate anyone who’d be willing to help, and as stated above, would be happy to return the favor to you. THANK YOU! 🙂

    • rbgarnier January 15, 2011 at 11:25 AM #

      I’m so interested! I’ll be contacting you.

    • Mac_V July 16, 2011 at 10:20 PM #

      Your story sounds incredibly interesting! I will definitely be contacting you! 🙂

  70. Megan January 25, 2011 at 7:40 PM #

    Your Name: Megan

    E-mail: rose8693 AT comcast DOT net

    Genre: Supernatural/ Romance

    Novel Length: 90k plus

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Justice’s life has never been easy, but she’s never been one to complain. She learned young that life wasn’t all peaches and sun shine. So when her Grandmother dies, doesn’t drop to the floor wailing in grief. She just chokes it up as one more unfortunate event in her life, as most people do. However when her dearly departed granny leaves her a necklace that was supposed to be buried with her. Things start to happen, like getting gorgeous lunatic stalker who thinks she’s Buffy.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): At the moment it’s pleasure, but I have dreams of publication.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): General Feedback for the most part, but if there’s anything glaringly wrong I’d like to know about that too. And please tell me if my character starts sounding like a Mary-Sue.

  71. Athena deGanahl January 27, 2011 at 10:40 PM #

    Your Name: Athena deGanahl

    E-mail: adeganahl AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: YA

    Novel Length: Currently at 36,431 but still adding some.

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Shaylee’s world consists of adults that all look similar. They are all beautiful people without any imperfections. When teens turn 17 they are taken away to go through a process. They are given perfect features, slim figures and talents that will land them a specific job. When the process is over they are put in a human store to be bought as spouses for those that escape the process.

    Shaylee belongs to a teenage rebel group that plans to end the store idea. They start making plans about how to end it.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): All three.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.):
    All of the above if possible. I would like to know what works and what doesn’t. I’d be glad to do the same.

  72. Kristy January 31, 2011 at 10:49 PM #

    Hi all,

    So I have a request and I figured this was the best place to put it. I’m working with a director here where I live on a short film and I’m at the stage where I’d like some feedback on the script. My wonderful CP, which I found here, was kind enough to offer her opinion and I wondered if anyone else here would be willing to read it and share their thoughts with me. It’s only 20 pages, but it’s script format and not manuscript format. For sake of space here on the website, if you’d be willing to help me out, please email me at storyteller27426@gmail.com.

    I hope I’m allowed to post this here. If not, I do apologize.

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio February 23, 2011 at 11:57 AM #

      Of course you’re allowed to post a script here. Any and all writing is welcome! I hope you find someone to help you critique it!

  73. Katrina February 23, 2011 at 4:57 PM #

    Your Name: Kat

    E-mail: k.c.hawkings at gmail dot com

    Genre: YA fantasy

    Novel Length: at this point 30,000 words, aiming for about 75,000.

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: The novel is still in progress, as such it is constantly changing.

    Mali is seventeen years old, the adoptive daughter of a king.. She should really be sitting in her gilded tower, preparing herself for her eventual marriage. To some eligible prince from distant land no doubt, where they eat odd food and talk funny. Mali though, could think of nothing she would like less, well, actually she could, but most princesses couldn’t imagine that these things actually existed. Mali isn’t most princesses.

    When her home is attacked Mali is mistaken for the king’s actual daughter, Princess Adelynne, and kidnapped. In her attempt to return home Mali encounters arena beasts, willing and able to rip her throat from her neck in the blink of an eye. A witch queen, with more to do with her past than she would admit, and a range of issues which one would not expect to encounter when masquerading as a man.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): I am hoping to eventually have a readable manuscript ready to query.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP: I know my grammar and spelling probably require some work, but at this point in time I would really appreciate someone who would be able to help me with my story structure and character development, which are seriously lacking. I would like a critique partner who is willing to rip my work to shreds and then perhaps give me some tips for when I come to building it all up again. Please don’t make me cry though… I am more than happy to look at some of your work in return, but to be honest I really don’t know if I would be all that helpful…

  74. Katrina March 6, 2011 at 7:41 PM #

    Sorted 🙂

    • Vanessa April 5, 2011 at 9:08 PM #

      You found a CP? That’s wonderful! 😀

  75. Allie March 6, 2011 at 8:36 PM #

    Your Name: Allie

    E-mail: cheekallison AT aol DOT com

    Genre: Young Adult/ Science fiction-ish…

    Novel Length: Right now seven chapters have been written consisting of around 8,000 words. It is still in progress… Things could change with it. There are also around four other scenes for the story that are complete (but I’m not too sure that they will get put in)

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:

    TITLE: In the Pines

    My name is Eliza Beth Moore, but I really don’t think that matters. No one outside of my community knows me. I’m illegal. I don’t exist according to the government. I have to hide just to stay alive and sane. Sometimes hiding doesn’t keep my sanity.

    My grandmother raised me, but you can only raise someone for so long before you have to leave them to take on their own life; in a way I’m carrying on part of hers. She used to always tell me to watch out because one day I would be a name that people would know. That I would be someone who was needed. I wasn’t too sure about that, but something deep inside of me wanted it, wanted to be known for what I could do, not what I couldn’t. I never really doubted my grandmother; she was a wise woman. I just never thought I would get it the way that I did.

    I’m Dalton Sutton. I’ve watched Eliza grow and learn what her grandmother has taught her. Most of the people in my community of Sugar Creek shun her, but that’s their problem. They only treat her decently when one of their family members is sick. My family took on the responsibility of caring for her after her grandmother died. And my family members were the last people I would have expected to break her trust.

    Goal: Mostly writing for pleasure. Considering one day going for publication, but not in the near future.

    What I’m Looking For In A CP: General feedback, advice on dialogue, someone to bounce ideas off of, and someone who would be willing to give me any advice on grammar.

    • Allie March 28, 2011 at 9:47 AM #

      CPs Found!!!

      • Vanessa April 5, 2011 at 9:08 PM #

        That’s GREAT, Allie!! So glad to hear that! 😀

  76. Adeeti March 8, 2011 at 6:40 AM #

    Your Name:
    Adeeti

    E-mail:
    agoswami3@gmail.com

    Genre:
    Fantasy/Adventure/Romance

    Novel Length:
    It’s a WIP and I’m at around 13,000 words right now

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:
    Idris and Aaliya have lived all their lives cloistered in a city hidden miles below the ocean’s surface. The city of Wythe should be a haven for them after their race was hunted off the face of the planet, but they have spent the last few years chafing at the limitations placed on them by their respective circumstances. Idris is kharat, considered so lowly a member of society that few willingly interact with him. Aaliya is the only child of the Lord of Eastern Wythe, one of the four men who control the city. Together they form an escape plan so they will finally know the world that exists beyond the ocean floor, but as they say: even the best laid plans often go awry, and unfortunately for them, Aaliya’s never been known for the quality of her plans.

    Goal:
    I would like to eventually be published but I know I’ve got a lot of work left before I can get there.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP:
    Someone who won’t hold back in their critiques. I am seriously looking to improve as a writer and all criticism is welcome as long as it is constructive. I’m more than willing to put forth the effort needed to help someone else out at whatever stage they’re stuck in. I make a good cheerleader (minus the flips) and I’m hoping for a writing soulmate who can cheer me on as well (while remaining honest in their critiques). I’d love to find someone willing to: talk about good looking boys, bitch about YA trends, share recipes for my frequent carb and cookie attacks, bounce ideas back and forth, and teach me new things. I also enjoy long walks on the beach.

  77. Adeeti March 8, 2011 at 7:34 AM #

    I feel so silly…I screwed up the email formatting. So simple, yet I managed to screw it up. I’m going to chalk it up to the early hour.

  78. Mazzie March 24, 2011 at 12:47 AM #

    Name: Mazzie

    Email: mazkeraide AT gmail PUNTO com

    Genre: Fantasy

    Novel Length: (I suppose this requires me to pick one…) 57,000 words, ish. Complete. Written entirely in high school.

    Brief Summary:
    As far as Cecilia knows, she was born with glass eyes. It isn’t until she reaches her majority that she learns the reason: the day she was born, the manor where her mother worked was cursed. Though numerous rumors surround the curse, no one knows for sure what really happened. Cecilia, knowing she’s as much part of the curse as the manor’s inhabitants, makes a decision: she will be the one to break it.

    Meanwhile, Bastien, the Crown Prince, comes to Cecilia’s small town to discover the truth of his parentage. He’s immediately entranced by Cecilia, as shunned for her bizarre eyes as he always has been for reasons unknown.

    And then there’s the Beast, trapped in an unfamiliar form until someone breaks his curse. After sixteen years, he’s begun to wonder if his redemption will ever come…

    A retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

    (I apologize for how terrible this summary is. I’m not very good at them.)

    Goal: I don’t really think this is publishable, nor will it be, most likely. Mostly just revising for enjoyment, with the possibility of querying in the distant future.

    What I’m looking for in a CP:
    Mostly someone who will know this story as well as I do. Someone to bounce ideas off, clarify plot with, check characterization, and keep me motivated to keep editing. I’ve been told I’m good at the whole editing thing, but I don’t always catch everything, so reading over for little mistakes is nice, too, though not exactly necessary. I mostly just need help shaping this up into a book written by an adult rather than something written by an angsty teenager.

  79. Day April 12, 2011 at 9:11 AM #

    Your Name: Day

    E-mail: ms.daisygirl AT live DOT com

    Genre: Supernatural/YA/Romance

    Novel Length: Currently 14k and aiming for about 100k

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel:
    Demons are assassins who seek the blood of tyrants and dictators. So how did the President of the United States fall into their scope?

    “Demons existed…They walked among humans as if they were real people, but they were monsters. Monsters that killed. Monsters that fed on the innocent as well as the guilty.”

    Kat Corbitt was always “that girl”, the one who dressed too oddly, and who spoke too softly to be looked upon as normal. She was outcast at her high school until the new impossibly gorgeous and popular student, Colt Von Haven, suddenly takes an interest in her that no one understands. But Kat soon uncovers that she isn’t normal, she can sense demonic presence; something no other human can do. Now she must keep Colt’s vital secret: that he’s a demon on a mission of assassination ordered to be carried out by the mysterious Envoy—those who dictate the demon world—all the while unfurling the secret underground world of the supernatural. But after Kat’s discovery that the Envoy has cast the United States president as their next target, and Colt as their choice assassin, Kat must prevent him from completing his task no matter what the sacrifice.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Right now I’m just writing for fun, but it would be nice to be published some day.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): Any form of feed back on the story itself would be nice, as well as grammar corrections or any other editing.

    • Hannah June 8, 2011 at 6:25 PM #

      I would be interested in being a CP for you!
      Email me: htraquATgmailDOTcom

  80. Nicole B. May 4, 2011 at 12:17 AM #

    Your Name: Nicole

    E-mail:nsblanchardATliveDOTcom

    Genre: YA Steampunk

    Novel Length: estimating 60-80k

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Phoebe, an exiled magical gypsy, is tired of seeing her people waste away. Determined to change things, she sets out to speak with the King personally. Unfortunately, she’s mistaken for an out of town family member and is thrust behind enemy lines. She realizes she should capitalize on the opportunity and uses the King’s sons to garner information about his plans for the gypsy people. Phoebe learns that he’s planning to completely eradicate her race and know that she can’t just sit back and watch it happen.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): pleasure, hoping it leads to publication.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I need a sounding board, someone to bounce ideas off of. I’d like someone to keep me in check, someone who could be a genuine partner. I would really like to improve as a writer and make a friend along the way.

  81. Myra May 26, 2011 at 1:24 PM #

    Your Name: Myra

    E-mail: myramiller AT live DOT com

    Genre: YA Fantasy

    Novel Length: 90,000

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: The Curse of Red is a fairy tale retelling of Little Red Riding Hood (with elements of Beauty and the Beast). Calanthe Alenathor once envisioned a life as a famous sorceress, following in her grandmother’s footsteps. But after the werewolf attack that robbed her of her family and gave her the scars on her arm, she lives alone in the woods, a recluse. The wolves return, years after the fact, and this time, it’s Calanthe they’re after. The scars they gave her Marked her as one of them, and though Calanthe wants nothing to do with them, Calanthe begins gradually to change. On the next night of a full moon, she transforms into a wolf–one of them.

    Though Calanthe tries to ignore the wolves, she can’t control the transformations, so she goes to them for answers. She learns that to put an end to the curse, she will not only have to confront her past, but work with those who robbed her of the future she wanted. If she doesn’t, she may lose control and find herself turned into an uncontrollable beast.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): At the moment, I’m writing for pleasure and to improve my craft. In the distant future, though, I’d love to be published.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I want feedback on the novel as a whole: the characters, the plot, the setting, everything. Tell me what you love and what you don’t. Feel free to rip my writing to tatters. Of course, I will do the same for you in return. It’d be nice to have some friends that write, too, so we can cheer each other on and talk about writing. Bonus points if you love fairy tale retellings.

  82. akossket May 27, 2011 at 5:02 PM #

    Your Name: Akoss

    E-mail: ank272(at)live(dot)com

    Genre: YA paranormal

    Novel Length: Currently 26000. Aiming for 60000 or more.

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: (I have 3 manuscripts, this is my 4th one)
    Seventeen-year-old Fredeline didn’t want to move with her family to the island in the middle of nowhere, crowded with people who didn’t speak her language. However, she was given little to no choice.
    A few days after Fredeline and her family moved into their new home, an earthquake hit the island, shortly followed by a Tsunami. It all happens while she is enjoying herself at a birthday party and the rest of her family is on a trip to the capital city.
    Fredeline survives both natural disasters and set off to the capital city to find the whereabouts of her family. She plans to get there as quick as possible – no matter what –but it is without running into a mysterious pyromaniac boy, and a handsome killer with no memory of his past.
    The first thing Fredeline wants is for her family to be safe and sound, the last thing she wants is to be delayed, but her heart and conscience will have none of the later.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): I always write for pleasure first, but my goal is publication no matter how long it takes.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): General feedback to line edit and picky critiquing is welcome as long as it comes with honesty and a dash of though love. I’m looking for someone open minded about multiculturalism and also who reads and write MG. I recommend to check my blog and then decide if I could be the one you’re looking for. I want to grow as a writer and hopefully make a friend along the way.

  83. Alex Lidell May 28, 2011 at 1:17 PM #

    Your Name: Alex Lidell

    E-mail: Alex AT alexlidell DOT com

    Genre: YA Fantasy

    Novel Length: Just starting, looking for someone to exchange chapters with. Goal 80k words

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Seventeen year old Cadet Renee De Winter starts her first field assignment.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): This is book two of a series. Book I, Service of the Crown, is under contract with Penguin. Looking for a partner to go through the draft process with me again. I hate working alone.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): Looking to exchange one chapter at a time with a partner who’d focus on character development, plot, pacing and world building. I like in-depth reviews with in-line comments, but not of the copy editing variety. Will fix the comma, once I know the scene works 🙂 My ideal CP writes for publication and is familiar with the process. And if you happen to like Tamora Pierce, we’ll get along great 🙂

  84. Hannah June 2, 2011 at 4:26 PM #

    Your Name: Hannah

    E-mail: htraqu AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: YA Fantasy

    Novel Length: Right now? 70k. It is a WIP. I suspect it will end up being about 80k.

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Viola is princess of Macha and has a bad relationship with her father, Jude. When it is revealed he massacred a neighboring city state and the two princes, have been living in Macha since then, Jude orders their execution. Viola has to save the boys and along with a couple others, hunt down her father to gain control of her own kingdom.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): This is mostly writing for pleasure. Some day, however, I would like to try and get it published.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): I would like someone to work on character development and help me with my vocabulary. Be honest as you like with me. I can take it. My focus is not the grammar at this time, but if it sticks out to you, alert me. I would just appreciate any feedback.

    • Hannah June 30, 2011 at 3:20 AM #

      A slight edit…
      My story is no longer a work in progress. It is complete at 88k. (But it needs so much work!)
      I am still very interested in a critique partner.

  85. Trinity Doyle July 25, 2011 at 6:12 AM #

    Your Name: Trinity

    E-mail: trinity DOT doyle AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: YA Romance

    Novel Length: Aiming for 60K

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Lucy’s world is left reeling after the death of her older brother. Her father moves them all to a new town in a desperate attempt to help them all cope. He throws himself into his job, her mother sleeps all day and Lucy tries to put the pieces back together.
    She finds a makeshift family through the self professed badass at school and the kids down at the skate park. That’s where she meets Evan. The boy that can drown the world out with the right kind of music.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): This is very early days but publication would be amazing.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): Anything would be great. Someone to discuss characters and point out plot holes, or lack of plot. Line-edits eventually too.

  86. angelafrancis July 25, 2011 at 9:48 AM #

    Your Name: Angela
    E-mail: angelhett (at) gmail (dot) come
    Genre: YA Paranormal
    Novel Length: about 80k

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: For two hundred years, Scarlett Lux has been in the dark about her true identity. With the arrival of Mason Salvatore and nightmares, parts of her past are beginning to resurface. Then Scarlett meets Sebastian Andersson, who is identical to the man from her dreams. Suddenly the veil is torn, and all hell is about to break loose…literally. This is a twist off Sleeping beauty. And is 3rd person with alternating POVs.

    Goal: I’d like to be ready to Query by January when everyone gets back from vacation
    What You’re Looking For In A CP: I’m great with dialogue, line edits, plots, character, themes, etc. Looking for a fast-paced exchange. Love crit as well, will read *almost* anything but I prefer YA with romance, dark, funny, and everything in between! I am looking for someone to do this for the long haul and cross that barrier between just exchanging chapters and being friends and a support system for one another. I have 3 crit partners now, each very very different, but we are all good friends and I’d like another pair of eyes over this. Email me at angelhett at gmail dot com

  87. taniamcollins August 13, 2011 at 12:07 PM #

    Name: Tania

    Email: tan_maree At hotmail dot com

    Genre: YA/contemporary fiction

    Novel length: Still a work in progress

    Brief summary of your novel: Presley Weatherspoon is mourning the death of her mother. The grief is consuming her and she hates the world for continuing to spin. Then she meets Ben Sutherland, who seems to know the pain she feels and for a few fleeting moments makes it disappear. When a photography assignment causes her to have more questions about her absent father and causes her to hit rock bottom; she decides maybe it’s time to go on a hunt for the father who let her and start the slow, painful process of finding her way back to the living.

    What I’m looking for in a CP: Someone to both critique in the form of encouragment and criticisim, to discuss characters – their strengths and flaws and to help me with plot holes.

  88. Kyrie McKay September 1, 2011 at 10:09 PM #

    Your Name: Kyrie McKay

    E-mail: kyriemckay AT gmail DOT com

    Genre: sci-fi (soft)

    Novel Length: WIP – currently 30k

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Everything has its price. Privacy is no exception. Millions have been made by people leasing their homes for camera installations. In return, MuditaCorp searches these camera feeds for material to edit into the next hit television show or movie.

    Michael works in Concept and tries to impress his boss, Bannon, with a controversial series pitch. The problem wasn’t that the guy in the feed snippet was suicidal. The problem was that he was Bannon’s ex. Not just any ex, but the guy who helped found MuditaCorp before disappearing years earlier.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): I am rewriting this and expanding it to closer to 100k so it is closer to a novel vs. novella.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): At this phase, I really need encouragement and feedback on the actual story, plot, characters, and pacing. While this is not YA, that is the majority of what I read. I would not recommend myself as a reader for hard sci-fi or fantasy.

  89. Claude Bornel October 5, 2011 at 7:17 PM #

    Your Name: Claude Bornel

    E-mail: cbornelATgmailDOTcom

    Genre: Fiction.

    Novel Length: Undetermined.

    A Brief Summary of Your Novel: Tom Sparks is a award winner journalist minutes away from interviewing a famous writer for The Boston Globe. What looks like just another day in a life of a reporter turns into a nightmare, when this encounter reveals a secret Tom has hidden his whole life.

    Goal (publication, writing for pleasure, preparing to query): Writing for pleasure and to be published.

    What You’re Looking For In A CP (include the level of critique you’d like to receive–general feedback, line-edits, etc.): General feedback, grammar and English corrections, words out of the place, scenes that seem incomplete or make no sense.

  90. Paulyn November 14, 2013 at 11:47 AM #

    im writing in the inspirational suspense romance genre. my hero had recieved several threats but hadnt taken them very seriously until his father and then his enstranged friend, my heroine falls into danger. now he knows it was linked to those threat letters. i wont mind a line efit cp. thanks

  91. Paulyn November 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM #

    im writing in the inspirational suspense romance genre. my hero had recieved several threats but hadnt taken them very seriously until his father and then his enstranged friend, my heroine falls into danger. now he knows it was linked to those threat letters. i wont mind a line efit cp. thanks
    i hope to publish soon

  92. Rana Mancini Cavanaugh May 19, 2014 at 1:07 PM #

    Rana
    Rana@chictravelingmama.net
    New adult
    55K words so far

    Summary: “And when we’re in our 20s I will come find you. And I will marry you,” he wrote. I shut the yearbook and pulled it close to my chest. ‘Marry you?’
    Marriage was something I fantasized about just as much as the next girl. Mostly I wondered who and when. But even at thirteen, I found great comfort in his promise. And I knew that somehow he would find a way to deliver on it, too.
    I slipped the book in my backpack and turned my attention to science class never giving it much thought beyond that day.
    That is, until about twelve years later…

    You Had Me at, ‘What up?’ is based on the real-life story of how my husband and I met in the 4th grade. A modern-day, When Harry Met Sally… and a warming tale of how sometimes your first love really can be your last.

    I’m looking for a CP who will tell me how well the book flows and be willing to give suggestions on how to improve it’s readability. I can take some tough love!

  93. Dale March 6, 2015 at 5:25 PM #

    Many many thanks for this submit! Some truly inspriational designs here. LC

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