Saturday, March 15, 2014

Tucson Festival of Books Workshop: The Publishing Pact

Hi, again!

Thank you for coming to this workshop, too! :)
I promised that I would post the critique partner assessment worksheet questions, so here you go. Judy and I wish you all the good fortune in the world in your search to be published!

·      How long have you been writing?

·      What level fiction writer would you consider yourself: Beginner, intermediate, or advanced?
·      How many manuscripts have you completed?

·      Which genres do you read most often? (For example: Romance, women’s fiction, mystery, science fiction)

·      If you write romance, which subgenre do you write? (Note: on this question and the next two, tweak to fit your own choice of subgenre.)

·      What is your least favorite genre of romance to read?

·      Are you willing to read a subgenre of romance or type of fiction you don’t normally read in order to be a better critique partner?

·      In order, beginning with the first category, circle your personal strengths:
-       Characterization
-       Plotting
-       Grammar
-       GMC (Goal, Motivation, Conflict)
-       Setting
-       Dialogue
-       Internalization

·      How many writing conferences have you attended?
-       0-1
-       2-3
-       4 or more

·      How many writing loops do you take part in?
-       0-1
-       2-3
-       4 or more

·      On a scale of 1 to 5, how badly do you want to publish?
1 ( could take it or leave it.)
2 (It would be nice.)
3 (I’ve always dreamed of publishing.)
4 (I’m very serious about honing my craft and submitting.)
5 (I’m willing to make sacrifices and do whatever it takes.)

·      What things are you looking for in a critique partner? (For example: Someone with similar talent, similar dreams, similar level of accomplishments. Or maybe someone to cheer me on, someone who brings something new and unique to the group.)

·      Are you willing to use email and Skype calls in lieu of regular meetings?

·      How often are you willing to take part in meetings?


Forrest Davis said...

Thanks for posting this worksheet as well as the world-building list. Very useful!

Forrest Davis said...

Thanks for posting the critique partner assessment as well as the world-building list. Very useful! Enjoyed your session at the Tucson Festival of Books.

Chris Marie Green/Christine Cody/Crystal Green said...

Hi, Forrest--great to see you here! You're very welcome, and I hope everything here helps. All the best!