As a writer, sharing a manuscript for critiquing is a little like a radical new hair cut. We’re concerned about how it will be perceived by other people. It’s a nail biting moment as we hand over our hard work and imagination for someone to annihilate with the infamous red pen — which to us, that pen represents a weapon of mass destruction. We fear our manuscript will look like a bloody massacre when we get it back. This cartoon, which I swiped from a Google Plus posting, says it all.