Monday, June 14, 2010

Call for Help - Looking for a Critique Partner

I'm in desperate need of a critique partner. I love my friends and they do the best they can, but I need someone who knows what editors are looking for and can give me constructive feedback on what I'm doing wrong. I tried a couple of groups, which helped some, but we're all unpublished and trying to find our way.

I'm really wanting to make my writing stronger. I think I'm learning the craft. Between classes and books, I've been trying to apply what I learn. I just need someone who can read my work and let me know if I'm going in the right direction and how I can make it stronger.

If there's anyone willing to take pity on a newbie, I'll be forever in your debt.



Melisse Aires said...

Are you interested in beta read? I am more big picture/characterization/plot than a line by line editor.
melisse_aires at live(dot)com

Paranomal Queen said...

I would be once I'm done my edits of my first draft. I figure a beta read is more something you done when it's cleaned up a bit.

I was hoping to find someone who could go with me chapter by chapter as I'm editing and provide comments.

Arlene said...

I've been lucky enough to meet some terrific crit partners on Critique Circle. I've also learned alot in the past 3-4 years through returning crits, worth the time invested. Now I pretty much have one partner, and I'd be devasted without her help.
Consider checking out CC if you havent already.

Rebecca Leigh said...

Hi Vivi

I'm more of a big picture person too, but I might be able to offer you some help. Maybe spelling, grammar, and word choice type stuff. Chapter by chapter is good for me because I have a day job.

If you interested, just email me :)


Disgruntled Bear said...

Hi Vivi,

I'm wicked blunt--Simon Cowell blunt. But, if you send me your first 5 pages as a DOC file (no DOCX, please!), I'll tell you honestly what works and what doesn't. My email address is listed on my Disgruntled Bear profile. I hope this helps. Take care! - Kate

Paranomal Queen said...

Thanks everyone. DB and Rebecca I'll take you up on your offers. I don't mind blunt as long as it gets me to my goal. My husband says I'm an asshole anyway. lol

June said...

I see I've come to the party late and you've secured some assistance. Cool. If you are ever in need of another eye, you can give me a shout. My contact info is on my blog. Wishing you the best.