Friday, January 17, 2014

Looking for a Critique Partner? Check Out This Twitter Event!

Paws, Fangs, and Smiles

Finding great critique partners isn't an easy task. I'm right at the stage where I'm looking for a few, and figuring out where to find like-minded people is more difficult than I had anticipated.

Lucky for me, Megan over at Paws, Fangs, and Smiles has come up with a brilliant idea for connecting people looking for critique partners with one another.

On Monday, January 20th, from 10a.m. - 10 p.m. she's hosting a Twitter event called CP Matchmaker, where in 140 characters or less, you can pitch for a critique partner.

Sounds great, right?

Here's how it works: 

1- A Twitter pitch of 140 characters or less that describes your Work in Progress, using the hashtag #CPMatch

2- Use one or more of the labels she's created to describe your critique style (how YOU critique, not the type of critique you're looking for).

Here are the labels she's developed:

Do you get straight to the point- STTP
Fan of the compliment sandwich- CS
Are you brutally honest- BH 
How about a good copyeditor- GCE
Or are you more of an attention to detail type: ATD 
Maybe a critique partner beginner: CPB
Plot hole hunter: PHH

3- Some patience to follow the hashtag and find some potential partners that sound as though they would be a good match. Send them a direct message and then work from there. 

I think this is a fantastic way to connect with people I may never have otherwise gotten to meet, and I'm crossing my fingers that I can find a few great partners. I already have 1 critique partner who I think is incredible, but I'm looking for a few more moving forward.

Shameless request: I am looking for critique partners for my YA Contemporary manuscript called (for now) Stay, about a girl who is so used to running from her past that she just may lose the future she desperately wants. If YOU happen to be looking for a CP and YA is up your alley, send me an email at bookbuzz (at) outlook (dot) com.  I'd love to hear from you!


  1. This sounds like a really great idea for finding a critic partner. :) Good luck in finding one!

    Cindy @ In This World of Books..


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