Megan Grimit is hosting a Twitter Critique Partner Matchmaking Party on Monday January 20. (Begins singing “Matchmaker, Matchmaker make me a match” from Fiddler On The Roof).
If you don’t have a Writing Critique Partner or would like another, this seems like a great chance to rub internet elbows with other folks who may be just perfect for you.
Here is what Megan has to say about the Party:
AND CP MATCHMAKER WAS BORN!
Ok, so here’s what’s up:
(I’m going grade school party invite for this one)
What: A chance to pitch your book to a bunch of like minded writers
Where: Twitter, of course!
When: January 20th from 10am-10pm EST
Why: Because it’s going to be so much fun!
But you’re going to need a few things first.
1. A twitter pitch (140 characters or less to include the #CPMatch hashtag)
2. A blog button, should you choose to spread the word and get more people involved. (See below)
3. And a few labels:
For the purpose of easy identification, please include (abbreviated for your convenience) a little about your critiquing style.
(Note: These are for how you critique others work, not what you need for your own.)
Do you get straight to the point- STTP
Fan of the compliment sandwich- CS
Are you brutally honest- BH
How about a good copy editor- GCE
Or are you more of an attention to detail type: ATD
Maybe a critique partner beginner: CPB
Plot hole hunter: PHH
Do you give great big picture notes: BP
Are you a few of these things? Go ahead and list as many as will fit in your pitch.
Need an example of a #CPMatch pitch?
Trapped among bleeding walls, psychotic passengers, and manifested fears,
can Olivia escape with her life? YA #CPMatch CS ATD
And come the 20th, simply search through the feed. If something looks interesting, DM the person and get to know each other a little better. See what you have to offer each other.
And I can’t stress this enough: SWAP A SAMPLE CHAPTER
You’ll never know if you really mesh well unless you see some feedback first hand.
DISCLAIMER: CP Matchmaker is a baby. Not just a baby, a wrinkly, screaming newborn. If there’s something you’re unclear about, email me, and I’ll try to answer your questions. Have a few extra label ideas? Lemme have em! I am totally up for any suggestions here. I want this thing to be helpful to as many people as possible.
And on that note. SPREAD THE WORD. Please. Pretty please, with sugar on top and ice-cream in the middle.
Tweet about it. Blog about it. Tell your neighbor.
I can only help match the people who attend.
So again, please. Help me to help other writers find their CP soul mates like I have.