Before I put everyone into groups, there's a couple of things I want to go over or suggest, if I may. The first is that everyone has something to offer--everyone. The second, everyone has written something that is praiseworthy.
When giving feedback, I like to use this phrase (learned from one of the classes I took a while back): Complemented and Critiqued by . . . Please remember there needs to be an equal amount of both going on. Find things to compliment, but also find ways to provide constructive criticism. As writers, we need to have a balance of both--what works and what is in desperate need of being fixed.
I've been involved in both in-person critique groups and also online critique groups. For both, we tended to set a weekly goal of what amount of writing we were to send to one another and when we expected to hear back. For me and my group, we tended to send anywhere from 10 pages to one full chapter a week via email to one another. Usually, those critiques were returned later in the week. I'm an instant feedback kinda gal, so this worked for me. You will need to work that out in your groups. Figure out what will work best for all involved. I suggest emailing each other and set up some rules and expectations. If you find there is a problem with your group, or no one is responding, please let us know and we can see about placing you in another group. See what works for you. Have fun with it. Help one another. Build each other up. Hopefully you will find the help you need and form some wonderful relationships. Good luck all.
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