I have recently acquired some new local writing partners, and we have just started sending our work to each other. They said they liked what I'd sent, and made a few suggestions, but really not as many as I would like. And when they sent me their work ... um... I didn't really like anything about it. I don't think I'm a stellar writer, but I like to think I know a thing or two, so my opinion counts for something. But I didn't like these writers' plots, the 2D characters, the cliches, the dialogue, etc etc etc So what I did was give tons of suggestions - but not all of them. I think it's important to give some positive feedback amongst all the red, because I don't want people to get discouraged. I figure if they send me their revision, I can slowly give some more feedback, instead of doing it all at once. Then I was thinking - what if others think MY writing is crap. Wouldn't I want as much feedback as possible? I don't mean to sound all high and mighty here. Does anyone know what I mean or found themselves in a similar situation?