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
What is your least favorite genre of romance to
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
In order, beginning with the first category, circle
your personal strengths:
GMC (Goal, Motivation, Conflict)
How many writing conferences have you attended?
How many writing loops do you take part in?
On a scale of 1 to 5, how badly do you want to
1 ( could take
it or leave it.)
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