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.

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