I was a bit overwhelmed by yesterday’s response. Many thanks to everyone who contributed. For those who did not see all the comments, Marge asked for someone to critique her novel, offering to do the same in return.
I’m not sure how to organise this, but in the background to this blog I can see the email addresses of contributors so, anyone wishing to join such a scheme of mutual critiquing, saving a hefty sum in the process, please just drop a note in the comment box here. I’ll try and find out today how to get my email address to show on the site.
With your permission, anyone applying will be copied to anyone else who’s applied, if that makes sense (it’s very early).
At that point I bow out and take no responsibility whatsoever. This is not an exercise for the faint-hearted. But as a word of advice to someone who has never critiqued before, look for the good as well as the bad and always be kind. It could be you on the receiving end and, in fact, in this scheme, it will be….