Just FYI - This is not my first critique group.
Already the question has been raised (okay, I raised it): How do you decide what to do with the comments, suggestions, evaluations, and criticisms you receive from group members about your manuscript?
Oh, I know all the pat answers, such as "Take what makes sense to you and ignore the rest" or "If more than two people say the same thing, take it seriously."
It seems to me that those answers are a bit simplistic.
I shall now provide a set of succinct, brilliant instructions on how to sift through all the advice you receive from critique group members to arrive at those pearls of wisdom that will lead you to create the book you always dreamed you could write. After all, this is a WRITING BLOG and I AM A WRITER.
Hold on a second while I . . .
Oh, sure, some of it is easy. Typos, grammatical errors, tense shifts, word choices -- I can deal with that sort of thing.
I'm talking about the other stuff. If you are a writer and you have had your work critiqued, you know what I mean.
So what do you do? How do you do? (Fine, thanks, and you?)
I want some answers, people. And I want them NOW!