July 15, 2011

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The gals at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood posted a form to look for a critique partner. When I tried to post my response in the comments, it didn’t show up. So here it is, in all its glory:

NAME: Arlene Hittle

Please E-MAIL me directly at [email protected]

I write: humorous contemporary series and single title

My favorite authors are Christina Dodd, Kristan Higgins, Cherry Adair, Susan Elizabeth Phillips

My work would be enjoyed by the audience of ??? (If I knew that, wouldn’t I already have sold?)

I prefer to give and receive critiques that include:

Story & characterization analysis only _N__ With occasional line-edits Y__ With in-depth line-edits _S____

I prefer a no-punches-pulled, straightforward critique focusing mostly on problems   _N_

To avoid feeling discouraged, I prefer frequent praise to surround negative comments __Y__

I’d like help brainstorming problems _Y_    I just need the problems pointed out _S__

I’m highly self-motivated__S__    I need someone to help me set goals (kick my butt) _S__

 

I have completed ___6___manuscripts

I usually write_______1,000 to 5,000 words a week.

I finish and polish a 90,000-word  book in _8__ months.

I have been seriously writing / pursuing publication for  ___2+___years.

My strengths are: dialogue

My weaknesses are: agents say they’re not in love with the characters

My writing credentials are: 2010 Beacon winner, 2011 GH finalist, BS in journalism. My nonGH-finalists have fallen into the bottom and half percentiles. Have a weight-loss blog and a writing blog.


 

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