Category Archives: critique partners

Debut Novelist Jody Hedlund Returns!

Jody Hedlund wears many hats: wife, mother, friend, squirrel rescuer, blogger, writer. Her newest title is debut novelist. Bethany House officially released her first book, The Preacher’s Bride, on October 1, although, much to my delight, I found it on … Continue reading

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Style Sheets: A Tool for You and Your Critique Partners

Style! You’ve got it! Every writer does. My online dictionary describes style as “a manner of doing something.” Beneath that description are these, which relate directly to writers: “a way of using language” and “a way of writing, characteristic of … Continue reading

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A Feedback Format for Critiques

Boink! Ah, what a welcome sound. An email message has arrived. But this is not just any message. This is from my CP and contains the file I’ve been waiting for with her latest story. I open the document, rub … Continue reading

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Overcoming Hurdles in Critique Partnerships

“I’d like to have a critique partner, but . . .” Have you, at some point in your writing journey, said something like that? I think many of us have, although we’d have different ways to end the sentence. But. … Continue reading

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Establishing a Critique Partnership

You decided you would benefit from having a critique partner. You explored different places where you might find possible partners. You gathered your courage and approached someone you determined might be a good fit for you. And, lo and behold, … Continue reading

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Six Steps for Approaching Potential Critique Partners

“I found someone I think would make a great critique partner. Now what?” I asked myself that question as I prepared to contact my potential CP. Three months passed between the time my agent asked me about my writing partnerships … Continue reading

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How to Find Critique Partners

“Where do I look for a critique partner?” I asked myself that question several times after talking with my agent earlier this year. Rachelle asked if I had any writing partners, and I told her about my CP, Anne Barton. … Continue reading

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