I’ve done numerous rounds of critique partner matches on Twitter. I’ve had more failures than successes. Anything I learned from the experience is the reason why my post is a little sparse right now.
Q: Name or pen name
**A:**For now I prefer to go with my user name here LittleLibra.
Q: Audience or category of your writing, if applicable:
**A:**I write mainly middle grade but I’ve dabbled in young adult.
Q: Genre of your writing, if applicable:
**A:**I read a little bit of everything but I prefer to write science fiction and fantasy.
Q: What would you like your partner to do?
**A:**I’m looking for someone patient who won’t mind reading the same material at least a couple of times. I’m looking for someone who is open to SFF based in a different culture. In my situation that would be West Africa. I can get more specific if needed later. My weaknesses are setting and character development. If both aren’t your strengths it’s not a deal breaker.
Q: What are you willing to do for your partner?
**A:**I like to think I’m good at analyzing plot and pacing and can help with those. I’m striving to improve my writing skills overall so I might be able to offer more than I think I can right now.
Q: How quickly you would ideally like to work with your partner?
**A:**I have kids so my pace is actually a little slow and I don’t expect anything different from a potential partner.
Q: Your location, if applicable:
**A:**Southwest side of the US
Q: Please describe your project in 500 words or less, or paste a sample here!
**A:**I’m going to share my first lines but I will share more if I find a potential partner.
This is from a book I’m getting ready to query:
The large bus ran over potholes. Amele’s whole body bobbed along with the motion, but she didn’t blink, her wide brown eyes gazing out the window into the night.
This one is from a book in the planning stage:
The church bell clanged and Adjo’s dirt caked fingers slipped.