I joined an on-line critique group. The upside has been some incredibly helpful advice about Point of View and pacing. Not so helpful was the reader who wanted me to add a tag after every line of dialogue.
"Hello," said Eden.
"Hi," Romy said.
"How are you?" Eden asked.
"Fine thanks," Romy replied. "And you."
"Just fine," Eden said.
See Spot sit. Sit Spot sit.
Having ten people offer comments on the same 250 words has been enlightening. Some love my descriptions. Some suggest I use too many adjectives. This reading and writing thing is subjective.