This week at the SFF Seven, we’re asking: how do you know who to trust with your writing, especially early drafts and idea bouncing. Come on over for my hard-won lesson on who to trust.
This week’s topic in the Bordello is critique partners (CPs) – why we do or don’t have them.
It’s surprising to me that, while many aspiring and newbie authors use CPs, it seems like many authors gradually grow away from them over time. Particularly if they are working with editors. Also, more and more these days I hear writers refer to “beta readers” more than CPs, which I think indicates a few trends.