I would like to pause a moment to say how impressed I've been with my Anonymati.
After I posted the first few Evil First Pages and it was clear to what degree I intended to be Evil (or perhaps we should just say frank), many, many Anonymati still sent in first pages. So many I don't know when I'll get to them all.
And the people reading this blog have offered quite a bit of thoughtful critique themselves in the comments, which seems to have benfitted submitters as well.
Most of all, the people I've so far critiqued have shown a heroic willingness to hear that critique.
So while critique can be hard to hear, I hope you are all fortifying yourselves with this: It is not the willingness and ability to write well that separates the amateurs and hobbyists from Real Writers.
It is the willingness and ability to rewrite well that makes you Real Writers.
You're doing the evil secret society proud.