Due to the overwhelming success of the ‘Find a Writing Buddy’ event, I’ve decided to make this a permanent page on the blog so writers can meet other likeminded writers who can help them improve their craft and chances of publication.
If you have found a buddy already and don’t want to be included on the permanent page, please let me know in the comments section of this page and I will take your name off the list.
NOTE: Your writing buddy doesn’t have to live near you. You can crit each other’s work and help each other online:) Also, if their genre isn’t quite the same as yours…particularly YA, that doesn’t really matter either. The main thing is that they understand what you are writing and have written similar length works. For example if you write novels, it’s best to find a crit buddy who has written novels so that they understand what it takes to plot and put together a work of that length.
If you want to find a writing partner/crit buddy/beta reader, here’s what to do:
Register your interest in finding a crit buddy in the comments section of this page by listing:
- Your name – it can be a pen name if you wish;
- Genre you write in;
- Country or state you live in;
- Two or three previous publishing credits if any;(Don’t worry if you haven’t been published yet.)TRY AND RELATE YOUR PUBLISHED CREDITS TO THE MAIN GENRE YOU WRITE IN.
- List the three most important qualities you are looking for in a crit buddy;
- Give details of how you can be contacted – email, Facebook or twitter.
The next step is for you to check back here in the comments section of this page and see if there’s someone who matches your interest in writing and goals.
At the start of every year, I will remove all comments on this page except for those added in the previous year so if you haven’t yet found a crit buddy, feel free to add your details again.
Happy writing and I hope you find the writing buddy of your dreams.
Please feel free to share this blog post through Facebook, Twitter etc. I want to help as many writers as possible find a crit buddy.
P.S. Cassie Curie runs a forum where you can find a writing buddy and/or discuss writing related issues. Here’s the link: http://critcirc.boards.net/