Hi, I’m Bob. I’m writing an MG fantasy (aimed at older MG readers), that I’d describe roughly as Nevermoor meets Kubo and the Two Strings. I’m looking to partners willing to swap chapters for critiques, discuss plots and characters, world-building, etc. If you’re interested after reading the replies below, please respond with the same kind if info about your work in progress. Thanks!
Q: Name or pen name
Q: Audience or category of your writing, if applicable:
Older middle-grade readers who love epic fantasy, and particularly kids who play musical instruments.
Q: Genre of your writing, if applicable:
Q: What would you like your partner to do?
A: Swap chapters for critiques; discuss plotting, characters, character development, world-building, etc.
Q: What are you willing to do for your partner?
A: I’m willing to critique chapters, discuss any aspect of your work-in-progress, and discuss working on how to get published.
Q: How quickly you would ideally like to work with your partner?
A: I’d be happy to work on a weekly or biweekly turnaround for critiques of chapters. Happy to have more frequent email or online chats about particular topics, if that’s helpful.
Q: Your location, if applicable:
A: Phoenix, Arizona (which currently is on LA time; this state doesn’t use daylight savings).
Q: Please describe your project in 500 words or less, or paste a sample here!
**A:**Here’s a brief summary: After 12-year-old Nicolo’s violin is destroyed in an accident, he is desperate to find a new instrument. When a magical violin comes into his hands, one that will play only for him, he and this fellow traveling musicians are thrilled with its power and beauty. But the instrument soon proves to be a magnet for deadly trouble; and Nicolo starts to wonder whether his fabulous violin is enchanted — or accursed. To discover the truth before he or his companions are killed, Nicolo will have to find new allies and solve an ancient mystery, as he encounters greedy slavers, thorny nature spirits, a runaway demon, mysterious creatures from the void, and, ultimately, a threat to his entire world.