In Search of a Critique Partner. Could you be the one?

Hello Fellow Writer!

I am working on what I hope is the final revision of a novel I wrote a few years ago.  It’s time to commit to publishing the story this year.  To accomplish that, I need a critique partner.

My critiquing experience

I’ve been doing beta-reads and proofreading for a few authors over the last year or so, and I plan to start a deeper critiquing relationship with another writer during the second half of this year.  She writes at a blistering pace compared to me in a genre that I don’t write, so I don’t think we’re a good match for critique partners much as I would enjoy working with her.

My novel

The novel is a near-future story set after a post-mini-apocalypse.  There are dystopian elements, though the dystopia isn’t the focus of the story.  The main character is a young woman in her 20s who learns that she has an unusual mental ability as the result of a university drug trial experiment.  And she’s not alone. The ability turns out to be a mutation, and they’ve been a little different since birth. Hijinks ensue.

I would like the finished product to come in at 90,000 to 100,000 words

I plan to go the independent publishing route, with both e-book and paperback versions.

How I’d like to work with a critique partner

Initially, I’d like to exchange a chapter with you.  I hope that by exchanging a one-chapter critique, we can learn if our reading and writing styles are compatible.  I’d like to find another science fiction writer to work with, but writing style compatibility is more important than genre to me.

If we agree that we’re a good match, then I would like to exchange 2000-4000 words every week or two as we work through our novels.  We can reevaluate this pace is extremely easy for both of us.  Maybe we could up the word count to 6000 words per chunk in that case.  If you are interested, please comment below with a little information about your novel and what you would like in a critique partner.


I look forward to hearing from you, and I very much look forward to developing a critiquing relationship with another writer!


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