Maggie Stiefvater did a post awhile ago about how she found her great critique partners and suggestions of how others could also.
And I have one also - come meet and talk to Denise at one of the casual writers mingling at Writers Wednesday each month. Of course all the other writers there that month I'm sure would appreciate you talking to them also. ;)
There are always 'find a writing group sign up sheets' around somewhere at each Writing Show each month also. And always at the James River Writers Conference in October.
Oh, and you know, uhm, writers are a bunch of people that spend Lots of time alone in their heads. Well, not Exactly alone, since there's usually a whole bunch of characters roaming around, doing lord knows what all! But all this alone in head time can make writers, well, a teensy bit, uhm, socially challenged.
But we're all pretty nice people so just be sure to ask politely about the 'find writing group sign up sheet' .... Just tell them Denise sent them. ;) Right Denise?
Here's the link to start with for all things James River Writers - http://www.jamesriverwriters.org/