Crapometer will resurface at the end of December; sometime after December 15th.
There will be a couple days advance notice.
You will need two things:
1. a 100 word hook for your novel. A hook answers the question: why do I want to read this.
2. 500 words-the first 2-3 pages of your novel.
Everyone who enters will first send the hook.
I'll post them all.
I'll tell you which ones hooked me.
I'll critique the ones that hooked me.
Debate, of course, will ensue.
I figure the hook part will weed out the folks who jump in unprepared, and still give people who aren't quite ready for prime time a shot at seeing why.
Thanks to all of you who contributed your thoughts on the qualifier question. You helped me a lot.