Nya B, let me begin by saying you have inspired this blog post today!!
I have been reading a blog today that, for all intents and purposes, makes me wish I was an agent. It's just that dang good! As it is not my work, I will not tell you about it or give a snippet of it, but I will say it positively brilliant. Now, to the point of my blog post. We all would love to have readers of our works. To have other writers critique us, get the word out there, and get each other's help. So why is it, in the majority not really happening? I'll tell you why: because most are wanted their work looked over so much they are not interested in helping others. NOW I do not say this to say that there is no one doing it because that would be more then false. But I have seen the sad fate of someone looking over a couple chapters or just a few blog posts before they hit the nifty delete button in their email.
So here's what I propose, either don't offer unless you are really willing (today I read and ENTIRE blog and commented on every single piece, so I know it can be done!) or really give it a chance. Who knows what you can do. What if that was the exact push that writer needed.
So what are your thoughts? Have you ever had this happen to you?