Q: Name or pen name
Q: Audience or category of your writing, if applicable:
A: YA to A
Q: Genre of your writing, if applicable:
A: Urban Fantasy
Q: What would you like your partner to do?
A: I would like someone who’s like minded, willing to listen for listening and to not rush to their project (much like people listen to respond and not just to listen). I like open communication and flow. It’s a lot like a committed friendship. I desire trust, patience, understanding, and willingness to bounce ideas, read some work, and be honest if the content doesn’t work. I desire someone who knows Fantasy, mostly involving Fae (though this is not mandatory, just a plus). At the very least, don’t mind reading or listening about it.
Age of my writing partner doesn’t matter too much, but I do request maturity when it comes to our projects and working together. 25+ is optimal, or someone with a lot of experience. I am looking for someone on the same level as me (whatever level that is. I think we’ll have to swap some writing to see), or someone close to it. I’ve worked with people who couldn’t offer anything to me and vise versa, which is just a waste of everyone’s time.
Q: What are you willing to do for your partner?
A: I’m willing to do all of the above as well. I even don’t mind editing work as I can. I love listening to a construct someone has and help build it, or fix plot holes (or catch plot holes), etc. I don’t expect my writing partner to read my manuscript in its entirety unless that’s what they want to do. Likewise, I’m not expecting to have to read my partners. That’s what Beta’s and Critique partners are for. I don’t have the time to sift through a full manuscript right off the bat, especially if it’s in a genre I’m not too familiar with or don’t like. I wouldn’t be too helpful and maybe even overly critical. Sitting and reading a manuscript comes with a lot of time of being writing partners.
Q: How quickly you would ideally like to work with your partner?
A: If we are a great team, I don’t mind continuing for as long as needed, or for as many projects as needed. Again, I feel like it’s much like a friendship, a very concentrated friendship, which is why I plan on being as thorough and honest as possible in this.
Q: Your location, if applicable:
A: Eastern USA
Q: Please describe yourself (Inserted this because I think it’s important)
A: I am in my early 30’s and have been writing since I was five. I’m a geek/nerd who plays a lot of video games and reads a lot of books, consumes a lot of coffee, the usual. If you like JRPG’s, our bond is in the right direction. I have a BA in literature with a concentration in Creative Writing, but for a couple of years, I stopped writing, so I feel rusty. I’m not sure if that’s accurate though. I’m very critical, which is good and bad. I assume I annoy my friends with how critical I can be. I’m also “blunt”, but never mean. I try to be constructive with anything I bring to light.
Q: Please describe your project in 500 words or less, or paste a sample here!
A: My WIP is an Urban Fantasy story set in modern day Nevada, though the journey takes them other places as well. The MC’s are not human, though they interact in the human world.
If you are interested, I have a sample upon request, then we can share some writing and go from there! Regardless, thanks for taking the time to read and good luck with your own searches.