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Thursday, July 14, 2011


Soon I will be ready to critique the manuscript I have been working on.  I will be doing this in preparation to showing it to others for their critique.  I have some questions I will ask myself (besides the usual grammar issues I have), such as:

1.    What draws me into the story?
2.    What brings me away from the story?
3.    Is there something in particular that throws me off?
4.    Is there something I really like about the story?
5.    Does the story flow?
6.    Does it satisfy me as a reader?
7.    Does it fall short?
8.    Are my characters strong enough?
9.    Are all the elements I want or need there?
10.  Do I leave the story satisfied yet, wanting more?

     If anyone has any suggestions/comments that would help, I would really appreciate hearing from you.  Thanks, Maeve


Lynda R Young said...

These are great questions. I would add: Does the story maintain the desired pace?

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Transitions often throw me off, so I have to consider those as I'm checking a first draft.

Maeve Frazier said...

Lynda & Stacy - Thank you both for your helpful comments. Hope you have a great weekend.