My new critique group will have its debut this Saturday. We’re starting small. How small? Well, consider this e-mail I just sent with the first draft of my brand-new manuscript:

In my past critique groups, each member has had their manuscript read aloud by another member. We can do that this weekend — or, if two grown men reading children’s stories aloud to each other isn’t your idea of a good time, we can hold off on that until we have a larger group.