Thursday, September 13, 2012

Where to Find Critique Partners

This past weekend Toni, Kimberly, Archana, and I met with the other four members of our critique group and had an amazing meeting. We talked about our lives and our writing lives. We talked about nothing and everything. It was great seeing their smiling faces and I was amazed by just how lucky I am to be a part of such a wonderful group of women. Finding them was the best single thing that happened to my writing. 

I can't imagine where I would be today without their guidance and support. We have a common goal: to be published. And we use that common goal to help one another grow and become better writers every time we meet.

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I thought I would share with you today, places to find critique partners. I hope you are as lucky as I am and find amazing CPs. - Great place to find critique partners or form a group. Even if you don't use this site to find CPs, you can use it to keep track of agents you want to query. - Another great place to find critique partners. Go there, create a profile, and start making connections.
SCBWI - This is how I met my amazingly wonderful critique group! Seriously a face to face critique group is the best thing ever.
Absolute Write - They have a section where you can connect with other writers. I haven't tried this site, but I have heard other writers who have had success there. - They have a Critique Connection on their blog site. The connections are made through the comments on that particular post.
Blogs - A blog is a great way to make connections. I've seen several writers publish posts asking if anyone is interested in becoming a CP.
Twitter - This is a great place to form bonds with other writers and ultimately create great critique circles.

You may have to try out a few critique partners before you find the ones that are right for you. In my case I've been truly lucky to find such wonderful women to critique my writing.

Where did you find your critique partners?


  1. I agree - our meeting was great! And nothing beats a great crit partner. Everyone should have at least one!

    1. I wish everyone had a group as great as ours. ;-)

  2. Right back acha'! We love you too and I so value your opinion.

    1. Thanks Toni! I'm so grateful I happened upon the group. ;-)