Recently I finally decided it was time to take action on years of wishful thinking – and finished my manuscript! I’m now in the revision phase and desperately seeking a critique partner or two who I can work together with to improve it. I’m honest in my critiques but really I’m a friendly person, so I’d love to get to know the people I’m working with!
I would love to find a critique partner who likes to read/write the same sort of things as me and knows the genre! Specifically dark contemporary YA. I’m a huge sucker for an unreliable narrator.
I don’t think I’d be a good match for someone with very heavy sci-fi or fantasy worlds.
Shannon French, downtrodden and lonely underachiever, wishes that she could be working with anyone but her ex-childhood friend Romney. But they’re both agents with the British Youth Intelligence Service, and they’ve been placed together at an elite boarding school in London.
Their mission? Keep an eye on the school’s newest student, Livya. This new girl is not only a knife-wielding, narcissistic activist, but has also been evading them for years, and this might be their first real shot at getting close to her and figuring out what she’s up to.
When all three of them fall in with the same group of rich, charismatic friends, their respective missions start getting away from them. Yet Livya seemingly letting down her guard and falling for Romney looks like a dream come true for the agents – that is, until Shannon finds out that their relationship is not quite as it seems.
Romney’s secrets are putting the whole school – including their new friends – in much bigger danger than she’d realised, forcing Shannon to choose which is more important: proving herself on her case, or doing the right thing and risking the first family she’s ever really found.
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!