- If you're one of the 40 entrants, PLEASE CRITIQUE A MINIMUM OF 5 OTHER ENTRIES. This is your way to give back. And yes, my database tells me who leaves critiques, and how many. (I don't make a big deal about this; I believe in the honor system. But, yeah. Not everyone critiques when they should.)
- Mostly, the authors need to know if these scenes are working. As you critique, bear in mind that it's tricky to be dropped into the middle of a novel, even with a lead-in (some are missing these; oh, day-when-everyone-follows-directions; where are you?). So do your best to focus on what's there instead of trying to figure out what's not.
- As always, honesty-with-tact. Which is something the vast majority of you are quite good at.
Have fun! I certainly had fun reading them all. *smile*