Well, I said this post would be a surprise if I didn't get any submissions so, a surprise it is. I'm actually winging this as I write, trying to think, what would be useful AND entertaining. Because that's the aim, right? To post about something people will find both helpful and fun. I think first page/chapter/whathaveyou critiques are a ton of fun and exceedingly helpful. It's easier to see the faults in others than in ourselves but the more I see what isn't working on a page, the easier it becomes to recognize those same problems in my own work. Plus I love getting a first glimpse into someone else's world :) So, on that note I encourage YOU to send me a first page (or some damn thing to crit) - otherwise you're going to get more surprise posts from me this week!
What do you think about critiques? Find them helpful? Dull as dirt?