pastel on paper, 1891.
Critiquers often excuse mention of minor flaws in a manuscript - a spelling mistake, a vague pronoun, a plot point that does not compute - as "nit-picking."
Writers are sometimes advised to ignore nit pickers as fine-toothed comb fetishers.
Well, you know what nits are.
And if they are not removed at the same time as the creepy little blood suckers, they hatch.
(Makes my head itch just writing this.)
If writers ignore nits, fail to eradicate nits, they may end up scratching their heads at a pile of rejections, all because of lousy writing.
Pimp Report: You might like to check out James Cheetham, another writer with a story in Weirdly: A Collection of Strange Stories.(www.wildchildpublishing.com/content/view/412/213/)