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Critique Partner Meet Up!

Because my forum has some tech issues (that I am not savvy enough to fix), and because people still use it to connect with CPs… Well, I thought I’d start a post here instead, where you all can connect in the comments!

Just share the following info in your comment, read over what others have shared, and CONNECT!

Name:

Genre you like to write/read in:

Project and a short summary:

What you are looking for in a CP/beta reader:

And if you want more information on critique partners and beta readers, here are some posts I’ve written in the past.

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LTWF: Gaining Some Perspective on Criticism

We talk a lot about the importance of giving critiques, the soothing of one’s ego in criticism, the why and the what of finding crit-readers. I have to points to add — two idioms tailored to the Writing Critique World.

1) Too much criticism can spoil the broth. (Read more…)

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Community Critique Party

The lovely Holly Dodson — also my fabulous critique partner (nothing gets past her hawk-eyes) — is hosting a Community Critique Party!  You don’t want to miss this.  Seriously.

You can submit one page of your work — be it your query letter, a short synopsis, or a single page from your WIP — and over the next few weeks, we’ll critique each other’s work.

This is a great chance to get feedback sans snark on…well…whatever you need feedback on.  I hope to see you there!

-S.

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Finding a Critique Group, Critique Partner, or Beta Reader

There are hundreds — probably even thousands — of places for you to find a crit partner… And that’s just online. You could physically find a reader (haha, physical — who actually moves in the real world anymore?) at the bookstore, your local book club, your regional RWA chapter, a community college course, a pre-established writer’s group in your area, etc. (Read more…)

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Critique Groups and Critique Partners

The purpose of a critique group or critique partner is to offer advice and insight into a writer’s WIP.  They also provide encouragement and fun!  Most writers love to talk about writing, love to talk about their work, and love to hone their craft.  Crit groups and partners offer writers the opportunity to do exactly that.


The difference between a beta reader and a crit group/partner is in the reciprocations and qualifications. Like I said in The Importance of Beta Readers, a beta reader is simply a person who reads a writer’s WIP with an eye for problems. A critique group (or critique partner) consists of people who read the writer’s WIP with an eye for problems, and in exchange the writer critiques everyone else’s WIPs.

So how do beta readers and crit groups give a good critique? Where does one even begin? (Read more…)

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