Mission of CP Matchmaker

This site is to match writers with Critique Partners.

This site came about because I've talked with so many beginning and intermediate writers who don't have another writer they trust or have confidence in to send their work to be critiqued.

My hope is this will bring together writers who form bonds and help each other with their writing. If it hadn't been for the guidance and generosity of a judge in a contest who took me on as a critique partner, I would still be floundering with my writing.

Family and friends are good readers to give you encouragement, but when you have another career focused writer critique your work, it's when your writing blossoms.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I've been MIA

If you have sent a form in the last six months, I'm sorry to say I've been slacking. There was a family situation that required a lot of my time and when I wasn't working on that, I was writing. But I think I've found a little breathing room and hope to be more active with CP Matchmaker. If you sent in a form and haven't heard from me please send an email and jog my memory.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Things have stalled

I haven't been as active as I should with this because without people sending in the applications I don't have people to match.  If you are interested in an online Critique Partner please fill out the application and I'll get you matched when we have two to three people who write in the same genre and have the same commitment.

If you are already a member, please let me know how things are going. Also, let me know if you've lost someone from the group and want another person or if things are going well for you.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Check In

It's 2012!  A new year has rolled in and I'd like those of you who have been matched with critique partners to please check in with me and let me know if:

1) The group is working
2) You need new partners
3) You are no longer in need of a critique partner

It's easier for you to contact me than me trying to contact each of you separately.

Thank you!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Praise for CP Matchmaker

"Coupled with other two crit partners I've just sold my first novel." Zrinka C. Jelic

"I love our crit group!! Crits from both are indispensable and the Jager crit group is without doubt among one of my most valued writer connections." Mary Knapp

"My critique partners are truly valued. I get detailed feedback and they usually focus on different areas so, as a whole, the weekly feedback is well-rounded and helpful. Paty, your website was a great idea and continues to be a blessing. Thanks so much!" Kara Ashley Dey

"Well, I think it's going great! If I can only stay better organize and not forget what I am supposed to do! But my partners aren't shy about reminding me and the crits have been super helpful. I think we just agreed to up our weekly words, which is great!" Leslie Dow

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Benefits

I've found over the years that the benefits of having a critique partner have been many.

My first CP helped me untwist my sentences with calm guidance. Then she taught me and is still thumping me for show vs tell. I've taught her about horses and the west and helped with brainstorming.

My second CP helped me with big picture problems and I helped her with story structure.

My current CPs, one helps me with line edits and redundant words and the other with strengthening the emotions. I help one with character structure and the other one with editing and overall story structure.

Being a Critique partner means a working relationship with another writer or two who help you improve your writing and who you help improve theirs.

Paty Jager

Monday, March 21, 2011

Up and Running!

If your writing has been in limbo or you're looking for a person who can help you take your writing to the next level become a CP Matchmaker critique partner.

Read the pages about being a critique partner, fill out the form, and send it in. Once there are enough writers looking for critique partners, I'll start matching you up, and you'll be on your way!

Spread the word to all your writing friends. This is a community where writers come together to find Critique Partners to push them to write the pages and then make the pages shine.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Coming Soon

This will be a site where writers can be matched up with other writers to form three person online critique groups.

Rules and Criteria will be posted soon.