When I'm between drafts and revisions for my stories, I like to catch up on critiques for my crit partners. (Guess where I am right now.) So I thought I'd tell you a little about how I do critiques. Keep in mind, this is just how I do critiques. Everyone has to find what works best for them -- and their crit partners—but in the *mumble mumble* years I've been critiquing like this, people tend to say it's useful.