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Having written my first book, Highlander’s Hope, without any critique partners, I know from experience just how invaluable they are. I’m convinced I would have had much less rewriting and editing if I’d had a few comrades in writing dissecting my manuscript. I can hear my editor saying, “Amen!”

I’m blessed with several amazing critique (crit) partners now, though, there have also been a few that have come and gone. I know other authors who have horror stories regarding crit partners (usually former ones), authors who are frustrated with their current partners, and then there are the authors like me who adore their partners and don’t know how they can possible write without their input. *Hugs*

The absolute best critique partners don’t try to “fix” your style. They embrace it and wholeheartedly want to help your writing improve.

That got me to thinking about what…

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