Welcome to the Critique Group! This group is for anyone interested in improving their writing, beginners and advanced writers are all welcome. The point here is for everyone to benefit, the ones doing the critiquing and the one being critiqued. I find that people actually gain a lot more when they take a close look at someone else's fic. Here's how it will work. --Each week, I'll chose one story from a group member to feature. It can be from any CSI fandom.. It will be in accordance with Talk CSI standard rules and won’t be rated anything greater than “T.” --Anyone interested in participating should read the story then leave their comments on this thread. . --The story will be active for a week and then I'll post a new one. Discussion can continue on an old one for as long as need be but I will request that after a new story has been brought to the forefront than all other communication must be done via PM. Ideally, the writer will work with some of the suggested changes and that might spur additional comments. Please remember these things when posting your thoughts: 1. Be honest but factual - give examples 2. Try for a balance - there's good and bad in all stories 3. It's about the work not the person - don't make it personal 4. There are bound to be disagreements - this is good, just keep it civil. If you open yourself up to the experience, you'll be surprised at what you can take away. Each week the story chose will be coupled with a topic question that was inspired by the story. For instance if the story is based on the MK saga from Vegas the question might be: “Should the author include background information with stories that relate heavily to a certain plot from the show, or would it be acceptable for them to assume that their readers know the whole story already?” This is strictly opinion and will be answered along with the critique. At the beginning of the next week the question may be re stated and what I deem to be the “Best” answer may be given. This depends on how I feel about this when we’re actually going. Each critique will be submitted in five paragraphs. 2 things they did right. 1 they did wrong. 1 for the topic question. 1 for additional comments. How to get your fic chosen: 1. Be active and critique for others. 2. Use good grammar and spelling. 3. PM me or leave a message in this thread. 4. If you didn’t write a critique for that week for whatever reason, you won’t be picked. Sorry. 5. Don’t’ hate me if I don’t pick yours that week. I can only do one a week. Please let me know if you’re interested or are planning to participate in this. I’d also love suggestions and or ideas. And lastly I’m in need of a volunteer for our first week’s critique. -LLK (The above was taken and modified from the critique group at fanlib.com) Since I've had NO responses yet I'd like to request one more thing. Can you please tell me why you're not responding to this? Is it a bad idea? Why? I'd like to know so I don't try to bring it elsewhere.