CP/Buddy Match-up!

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    Name: Taylor

    Genre: Fantasy, and Young Adult

    Project: I am currently working on a fantasy novel centered around two sisters who ruin a dance, but instead of getting punished for it, the Emperor sends them to the Academy. The sisters that were once closer than white on rice, began to grow apart as one goes to the Academy, and the other is doomed to a life waiting for death.

    In an unlikely turn of events somehow their two paths are all just one big circle, that can either bring them back together, or tear them apart even more so than it already has.

    I promise, the story is more interesting than it sounds, there is so much background that i don’t want to give away and history, and relationships. There is a love triangle going on with the Main Character.


    What I am looking for: Someone who is willing to break apart my story and really question it.  Someone who will say ‘this is good, but is this the best?’ or ‘what is the point of this again?’. I am still at the beginning stages of the novel, and I have it plotted out, I would like someone who is willing to encourage a good word count, and more days writing. I want someone who is willing to be here for future novels, and who is honest.

    Contact: tmapproductions@gmail.com



    Name: Addy

    Genre: Fantasy, YA/NA (I am open to reading any subject)

    Project: I am currently tackling my first full on fantasy novel. I want to build a new world from scratch and know how difficult that’s going to be. There is a lot going on, but at its basics, its a story about a world divided into four Queendoms. A world where all the magic has been placed on these four queens, a responsibility that is passed on to their daughters when they turn nineteen. When the heirs turn nineteen their mothers are sacrificed, on the day of their coronation, so the power may be passed on. The powers are all elemental based, so you have your fire, earth, water, air. The story will start with the Fire Princess, who is nearing nineteen and must complete her combat and magical training before her mother’s sacrifice. But before her mother can pass on what the princess needs to rule she disappears and her magic along with her.
    This is a very bare bones summary and there is so much going on, the world is so intricate and I really need someone who is going to be honest with me, and who can help me flesh out my ideas coherently. I have a tendency of getting so wrapped in excitement and then burning out because I don’t think things through.
    I really think this story has so much potential, there is so much going on and three other princesses I still need to incorporate, there’s coups and magic and fighting and just some kickass female characters dying to get out!
    I do need a long term commitment and I love reading other people’s works and helping out, so this will always be give and take! I know I’m a little late to this forum but I hope to hear from someone soon!

    Fun Fact About Me: Hmmmm…I’m not to great at these I am currently studying to get my Phd in Chinese so I will, if all goes according to plan, living there for awhile.

    I have a daughter, not a fun fact, but its fun for me!


    Contact: adanilsyp@gmail.com

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    This is just what I was looking for!

    Name: Rita

    Genre I like to write/read in: I only like to read fiction, particularly any kind of fantasy. If it has magic I’m interested 🙂 I mostly read urban and epic YA fantasy and I’m writing something along those lines too.

    Project and short blurb:

    It doesn’t have a title yet but the story is a retelling of the song Brick by Boring Brick by Paramore and it has magic (surprise surprise). I’d say the magic is something along the lines of Avatar the last airbender and Harry Potter,  and there’s romance, messed-up characters, music, fights and blood and a (still working on it) political scheme.

    It’s about a girl, Scarlet, who’s a very powerful magician but because of her gift she went insane. However, one day a men shows up and helps her but she soon finds out that something is not quite right. It’s her duty now to figure out exactly what’s going on whilst still trying to find  way to get revenge for herself.

    What I’m looking for in a CP/Buddy: I’m looking for someone to be completely honest with me about my work and what I’ve written so far, to tell when things aren’t working or flowing right, when things get confusing and also when things are good. Basically, I’m looking for a constructive CP. But I’m also looking for a writing buddy, someone I can talk to as a friend about writing and books and possibly other things too, someone I can count on for a writing sprint or to cheer me up. I’m obviously open to reading other people’s projects and critiquing them as well 🙂

    A short fun fact about myself: Yeah, blank… Hum, I can’t read more that one book at a time because I feel that if I do that then I’ll be cheating the first book 🙂 I know, it’s weird



    Hi, I’m Karina! 🙂

    Genre I like to write/read in: So far I’ve done a few fiction short stories, but my main WIP is a YA fantasy epic, and that’s also my favorite to read, fantasy, paranormal, romance – or hopefully all of the above!

    Project and short blurb: Still untitled, but it’s the story of a girl who lives in a fantasy land that has been locked by magic’s presence and it’s lack. There are Humans, Elves, and Dwarves – but Elves and Dwarves have been under the radar for a time, and this girl stumbles upon them on a mission for the Kingdoms, only to be put into training as a warrior for them. There’s an origin story mystery that ties into a longer story arc of how the land has been locked.

    What I’m looking for in a CP/Buddy: Someone who is open and friendly, and can give constructive criticism on my WIP, and in return is looking for the same. Basically, a friend who can tell me the truth about the story, what’s working for them, what’s not, and all the fun love fantasy adventure!

    A short fun fact about myself: I’ve lived through -70F in Alaska and the blazing 110F in Australia and I love to go on a good adventure myself when I can 🙂
    Contact: kalegrant@gmail.com

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    Name: Joanna

    Genre you would like to write/read in: Fantasy

    Short blurb: In 1870, there’s a mansion where the Putere family live. They have inhuman powers and the unthinkable is normal to them. A maid named Adeline, who isn’t content with her life tries to turn her life around by casting a spell. But something goes wrong and Adeline, the Putere family, and all of her friends are trapped in the mansion.

    What are you looking for in a CP: I’m looking for good and constructive feedback about the content of my book (not a grammar checker). Someone who enjoys reading it and who could me develop as a writer.

    A short fun fact about me: When I was young(er) somewhere about nine years old I went to the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in 2013 with my aunt and brother. Closes thing to celebrity fame I’ll ever reach. Lol

    I also have never been to another continent before.

    Email if interested: (warning my phone sucks at the whole notifications thing, don’t get offended if I don’t apply right away) @Joannabanana11885

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    name: A.V

    Genre I read/write: Sci-fi, suspense, action, superhero.

    Project: I’m writing a novel about twin female superheroes separated at birth. Mom is a heroine, dad is a villian. At the end both twins and their mom try to defeat the dad.

    What I look for in a buddy: This is my first novel. I’m looking for someone to help me structure my novel well. Who can also help me with editing. Someone who can criticize and praise my work. Someone who will help me come up with ideas when I’m stuck.

    I’d like for this partnership to be a long term one and a teo way street. We can help each other succeed.

    Contact me: adrianarocketml@gmail.com



    Name: Jessica


    Genre I read/write: I read anything really, but I write YA sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian, etc.


    Project: I’m working on the second book in a trilogy. The first is being published this November. It’s about a world where magic is illegal. Here’s the link, in case you want to find out more about the plot.


    What I’m looking for in a buddy: I’m looking for someone that can give me constructive and honest criticism. I would love for this to be long term! I’m currently in the revising process, so feedback would be chapter or two at a time. I will work eagerly with you whenever needed to ensure we both succeed!

    If you’re interested, contact me at jessicaaprather95@gmail.com





    Name: Milunka

    Genre you like to write/read in: I like writing mostly Youth Adult, more so ones that are about Science Fiction or Fantasy. I like to read most things that aren’t all about Romance


    Project and a short blurb: I have several stories that I started and a two I finished, but didn’t really like, I am currently writing a Science Fiction Youth Adult book.

    In the 22nd Century, our technology has advanced not as far as Humans hoped. Partly because Humans are too busy fighting each other, especially a group of dangerous people against the Exploration of Space. The best Space Exploration Academy makes it location top secret, and one day they get a message from an outside source. It is Extraterrestrials inviting the Top Ranked students and Top Professionals to their planets version of the Olympics, as a ‘Welcoming Party’.

    The story is much more developed than what I summarized, but still very early on the actual writing part.

    What you are looking for in a CP/Buddy: Someone we can talk about our ideas with and tell each other what sounds dumb or great, and someone who will be willing to help with the way I write. I hope it will be for future projects as well, since it will make critiquing each other smoother.And to nag at me for being lazy.

    A short, fun fact about yourself (c’mon, let’s be fun here!):I’m going to get a motorcycle for the sole purpose of speeding in the middle of the night when no one is around and yelling my frustrations into the dark abyss.

    EMAIL: yourlocalteenalien@gmail.com

    TUMBLR: https://milunka-savics-gay-cousin.tumblr.com



    Name: Leah

    Genre I like to write in: YA (fantasy)

    Project and a short blurb: Shadows of a Kingdom (not 100% sure about the name)

    Cather: is swept up by the rebels in Energia…

    Alice: finds out she is to marry the prince of Amicita…

    Aoife: a warl in Isset discovering her power and gradually being thrown into the trappings of the kingdoms…

    (Clearly I am terrible at summing things up)

    What I am looking for in a critique partner:

    I need someone who won’t go easy on me or my story! I need a partner who will critique and answer questions a few chapters at a time. I would love to return the favour, and I really want to improve my story and (hopefully) help someone’s story be even better!

    A short fun fact about yourself (c’mon, let’s be fun here):

    umm… I only found the courage/ whatever you want to call it to start writing last year a bit before Nanowrimo. Also I’m irish 😉





    I know these forums aren’t frequented that much anymore, but I thought I might as well post here as I am a big fan of Sooz. If you think you would make a great match with me, please reach out to me on twitter! @pwdecker


    Name: Paul Decker

    Genre you like to write/read in: Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy, LBGTQ+

    Project and a short blurb: I’ve been on and off working on my current project for a few years. I initially wrote my first draft (which has since been completely rewritten) for Nano. The current iteration is at about 40k words and is only the first two acts of my book. I’m working on layering edits into what I currently have before I move on to the final act.

    My story is a YA Fantasy with a gay protagonist. In a world where princesses are locked up in towers to await their “true loves”, this prince is the only one with a key to a princess’s tower, but he is more interested in finding a prince of his own. He goes on a quest to rescue this princess with the intention of escaping the royal lifestyle after freeing her. Meanwhile, the princess has escaped herself and is masquerading as a prince. There’s more than these two know going on, though. An enemy from across the sea may be the end of the whole nation. These teenage royals will be forced to deal with situations that will alter their world forever.

    What you are looking for in a CP/Buddy: This is my first attempt at completing a book. I am not formally trained, only having took a creative writing class in high school. But, I have read many blog posts, listened to podcasts, and watched youtube videos. I’m looking for a CP at a similar point as me. I’d like to share a few chapters each after messaging first and see if we like eachother’s styles.

    A short, fun fact about yourself (c’mon, let’s be fun here!): I have a degree in marine biology and have been working as an endangered species observer for the past six years, protecting manatees and sea turtles from dredging operations.




    Hi Paul,

    First off I love the sound of your story, it seems right up my alley! But I’m currently busy with other Beta reads, would I be able to get back to you in a week or so? I love the sound of your book and would be really interested in working with you.





    Absolutely. Your story sounds really interesting, too. Whenever you have time to chat is good with me. Do you have twitter? If so, feel free to DM me @pwdecker. Otherwise, we can exchange emails.




    Name: Bryony Reid (Online name, sort of, is Shane Reid!)

    Genre I Read/Write In: Both fantasy and contemporary, but my contemporary MS’s are rare and usually remain in my head!

    Project and Short Blurb: MAD REBELLION is a YA fantasy gay Alice in Wonderland story where a baker, Amina, starts off dreaming of Wondering Land, and then eventually finds a world. It’s torn between an unwilling red queen and a female Mad Hatter whose lust for power extends to using Amina carelessly. Amina must decide which side–red, or purple, good or bad, violent or manipulative–gets her loyalty and what her heart calls to.

    What I’m Looking for in a CP: I’ve found so many continuity errors in my own work like disregard of season change (which I mercifully fixed), things like if it’s dramatic/intriguing enough/if my cat-and-mouse game works between Amina and the Hatter, and any extras I could add!

    Contact Info: Find me on Twitter! @ShaneDReid or email me at shanedorian98@gmail.com



    Name: Emma

    Genre: Fantasy, though with some science fiction elements in it.

    Project: Darkness, My Old Friend is a story that takes place in a world where humans have to live in large, isolated cities in order to survive. Two of these cities, ruled by the Julians and the Rubenas, are in the midst of an endless war. When a soldier named Roan is sent into the mountains to retrieve some forgotten weapon, the fate of the war, as well as the world, is put at risk.

    What I am looking for in a partner: I would love to have a long term partner that I can go to with future projects, but am okay with having one just for this story. I have already done some revision, so they would be acting in more of a beta-reader phase.

    I mostly need help with characters/conveying emotion, as well as filling in any possible plot-holes I may have missed.

    And of course, having someone that can help me with the development and draftings of future stories would be amazing.

    contact me at pallu.emma@gmail.com



    If you are still looking for a critique partner, I find your story very interesting and think we could organize something.


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