Anybody who hangs out here for any length of time will hear me talk about Pot. Lest you think I have a very public marijuana habit (never tried it, thanks), Pot is my crit partner Susan Bischoff, author of the fabulous Talent Chronicles. She is Pot to my Kettle…our long standing nicknames from the very beginning of our critique relationship. It started (I think) because in the beginning Susan wrote me a crit on some chapter or other and signed it Pot because she knew she was calling me out on something she’d done in her own work. I wrote back as Kettle and the nicknames stuck.