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08 April 2011 @ 05:38 pm
Anyone interested in trying this?  
Maggie Stiefvater's blog is doing what she calls a Critique Partner Love Connection. Basically, it's a way for writers to find the right critique partner.

It works like this:

"Post a comment saying the age range (adult, YA, MG), a brief, one-sentence blurb about your book or just the genre if you don't want to share more than that, and whether or not you have an agent, etc. Also the last book that you read that you loved that you feel epitomizes you as a reader.

Then, if someone sounds appealing to you, you send them a message saying so and find out if it's mutual. If it is, you exchange the first 50 pages of your manuscripts, critique them, and return said critiques. If either of you doesn't feel like the crit relationship is working at that point, you get to smile and say thanks and walk away without any questions asked. That's the way it works. "

Of course, since it's Maggie Stiefvater's journal, the vast majority of people involved are writing YA paranormal romance, which is a bit of a dilemma for those who write in other genres.

So my question is this: Is anyone interested in doing something similar in this community? 

(4/10/11): Since it doesn't look like a ton of people are interested, maybe it would be better to hold off on this for a couple of months.

However, if you're looking for a critique partner right now, feel free to comment with any or all of the following:
-a description of your work, including genre and age group
-your current progress
-what you're looking for in a reviewer (ie, brutal honesty, good at detecting logic and consistency issues, dreamy eyes, etc.)
-any other information you feel is relevant

See if anyone bites, and if not, we can always try this again later.
lexispicelexispice on April 8th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
I'd love to try it. I've been looking for a crit partner for awhile.
ladyseraph_756: benedictladyseraph_756 on April 9th, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)
Count me in! It sounds like a great idea.
Solace: DW: Eight smilestheformofstars on April 9th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
Sure, I'm game.
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carlosncarlosn on April 9th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
sounds good to me--nothing is working at the moment, so maybe this will...
cloned_fiction: Kaylee big smilecloned_fiction on April 10th, 2011 09:25 am (UTC)
Sounds like a great initiative that I'd love to get into in the future when I'm at the right point with my writing.
lyracooper on April 11th, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
this is from and rp account but -- I'm nowhere near being able to show my writing, but I'd be willing to critique and be other people's writers.