I don't know why this question has taken me so long to ask, because this is exactly the group of people I'd want to hear from: other seriar writers, especially the veterans.
Who do you work with to fine tune or overhaul or just give general feedback on your story?
To elaborate a bit, I got a comment from someone here saying basically, "This thing you did right here? You already did it and you're going to play it out." That struck a chord with me, because whether anyone would notice that as a regular or beta reader, I'm not sure any but someone familiar with serials would've been so helpful in phrasing it towards the future. That's the sort of insight I'm so focused on getting more of.
I know Unillustrated has found some very nice advice for his story's structure, and I've seen a few people get help on their design layout and such. It's not every day, though, or even every week, so I'm leery of only asking here.
Right now, I'm using Scribophile. I love the place for what it is. I wanted to try TvTropes, but the Request a Crit threads seem pretty bogged down. Not much help from Reddit yet either, save for specific questions. I will say I had a great time on /r/CasualConversation for bouncing a character's reaction around, however.
That's part two of my question: when you go to edit or start looking fon advice, what's your process? What do you ask for? Do you edit structure and grammar then go on to get advice about the plots and characters, or does it happen all at once for you? Is it done in big sprints?
Writing: the least intuitive application of common sense in the world. Teach me, you guys.