View Full Version : Wanted: Critique/Writing Partner

Rachel Belrose
08-21-2010, 07:36 AM
Hi, all! I'm looking for a critique or writing partner.

I'm currently unpublished; I'm so far away from being published that it's silly. The goal is to reach that point, though. Querying, submitting, etc. I've got to finish a novel first, right?

I have two WIPs at around 50 and 60k respectively. One is YA paranormal, and the other is either chick lit (or is it Women's Fiction now?) or Fiction with Romantic Elements. I do not know, lol.

I do not require one partner for each novel, but if a single individual feels they can handle the task, then terrific! But two different partners would be fine. I do switch between each novel, depending on where my muse is flittering off to.

Out of a critique partner I'm looking for constructive criticism. Sugar-coating isn't necessary, but douche-baggery is a no-no. Line-by-line critique isn't required, but I don't think "this is good" or" this needs work" will suffice. I need details, please. Tell me what (you think) works and what doesn't. What do you like about what you read? What did you hate (why?)? Help me fill in plot holes. Let me bounce ideas off of you. Threaten me with bodily harm to sit down and write (especially considering I'm hoping to complete my YA WIP and submit it to a contest by the end of December. Yikes).

I, of course, will return the favor. I'm never harsh, but I am honest. I'm quick with the turn-around; one or two days tops, unless I'm uber-busy but in that event I'll let you know. I'm a recovering English major, so I'm pretty decent with grammar and spelling, but I also believe in creative license. So if you think that comma splice adds a little pizazz to that sentence, then you're not going to hear a peep outta me.

However, I'm afraid I won't be much help with anything even remotely erotic. I don't mind a few steamy scenes, but anything too explicit will probably make my head explode. Fantasy and historicals aren't my thing. I'm a pretty contemporary kind of girl.

With all that said, I'm looking forward to hopefully working with someone(s). I'd even be interested in joining a critique group if there's an opening available!

Please feel free to PM me or respond here.

I thank you kindly. ;)

I'm good now, thanks!

08-21-2010, 08:15 AM
Hello. Sounds interesting...how about you check out my post and maybe join, what i hope to be, an online writing work group. PM if you got questions or just want to do solo. http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189416

Rachel Belrose
08-21-2010, 08:19 AM
Hey Jason,

I considered replying to your post, but you said interested parties must have a completed manuscript. I don't so I assumed that was an automatic out.

08-21-2010, 09:17 AM
Hey, Rachel.

I'm interested if we can have a casual relationship! ;)

I'm starting up school soon, and I've got really long days on Mondays and Wednesdays. I probably wouldn't be able to do anything at all those days, or Tuesday, as that's going to be a major home work cram day, but otherwise I should be able to help critique between papers. Maybe a few chapters at a time would work out or something, heh.

I mostly write YA as well, though my novels tend to focus on homosexual themes. If that bothers you, I won't ask you to critique my work. Don't worries, it's not erotica or anything. There's some mild sexual situations, but never anything explicit.

I'm also an English major! Not quite done yet though... lol. I'm a senior this semester :)

Shoot me a PM for my email or MSN.

09-06-2010, 01:22 AM
Hello Rachel, I'd be interested in being a beta/writing partner for either. I'm about 25,000 words into a romantic urban fantasy. It would be good to have someone to bounce ideas about with. Let me know if you're interested.

09-14-2010, 06:35 AM
Hi there...I am currently working on YA Journal fiction--I can tell you more once we've talked. I need someone to keep me going, that sort of thing....If interested, PM me!!!