The problem with critique partners is that they seem to be everywhere, but it’s hard to find a good one. Because ideally (and what I’ve come to realise) is that you want someone whose writing is better than yours. Who can help you improve your craft. I always find it really odd when I get edits back from someone and then I read their work and it’s like… huh.
Which, I guess, is where the notion of a ‘writing mentor’ comes from. Where you have someone in your corner who has been published, whose work you respect, and is further along the path.
Does anyone here have a writing mentor? I think that might be my next goal – to find an excellent writing mentor. Someone I can look up to, can trust, and can help me along my journey.
What do you think of writing mentors?