Tomorrow I'm going to post THE ENTIRE FIRST CHAPTER from somebody's manuscript. Then we'll all have the rest of the week to read it and offer our helpful feedback.
RallyStorm members: CHECK THE BOARD. The "winner" (chosen randomly) will be posted over there.
Many thanks to Luc2 for the inspiration behind this. I think it's going to be enjoyable and educational. I'm not even worried about the feedback; you've all proven yourselves time and again to be fair, honest, and kind. Authors don't grow thick skins from constant, sugary pats on the back; neither do they grow in their craft if the criticism is harsh and personal. You already know the balance, and I never cease to be amazed at what you all offer here.
Yep, just a little "reader love fest" there.
So post your questions here, and keep a lookout for the chapter tomorrow.