Any suggestions on how to find a critique partner/ writer buddy?
Buddy I wish I knew. If I did I would have had some for ages now. I recently matched up with a few tumblrs I’ve been friendly with for a while, but I cannot for the life of me figure out the steps it took to collect them (btw, thanks guys ilu) My only real suggestion is to try to make friends in writing circles and find some amazingly generous and kind souls that would be willing to join up with you for it. Just be friendly and patient, and if possible, a little out-going. Someone should come around eventually.
(side note: NaNoWriMo is coming up, and that’s a GREAT place to start. The forums should be full of people willing to talk to you and wanting to work together so you can all have a successful writing experience!)