I've been really enjoying my new critique group. I encourage you--if you aren't part of one--find one. The information we are sharing is invaluable.
And since I strongly believe in passing along anything I learn about writing, I'd like to do that today. If you are a writer and don't have anyone other than your husband, wife or best friend to read a chapter and comment, I'd like to make the offer to do that for you.
I've got some free time this week. Send me a short chapter or story (firstname.lastname@example.org) you need another set of eyes to look at. But let me know here that you are sending it first! What I'll do is use the review part of Microsoft Word and leave comments on anything that I myself have been critiqued on.
I'll do as many as I can get through between now and Sunday.
I promise to be kind but honest--just like I expect my critique partners to be with me.
So jump in, be brave, let someone else read your work. I bet it is fantastic!