Evaluations for Novels, Novelettes, and Short Stories (Fiction/non-fiction)
Short Stories: $15
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What report I give:
Overall plot – Is there a balance between the action/rising tension and rest? Does it stay focused or stray? Are there too many sub-plots?
Characterization – A broad viewpoint on the protagonist, the antagonist, and the cast of characters
Pace – Too quick, too slow?
Voice – Is it consistent throughout the story and within the character(s)?
Psychic distance – A general overview of how far the reader sits from the main character(s).
Exposition – Is it pervasive/overused? Does it bog the story down?
Scene and narrative – Is there a good balance between the two?
Starting point – Does the story start in the correct place?
Suspension of disbelief – Does the story maintain it?
Melodrama – Do the characters overreact in/to certain events?
Sensory description – Is there enough for the reader to picture a setting/experience a scene?
Wordiness – Are there words or phrases that eat up too much word count and sprawl sentences?
Conflicts – Are they too easy/too hard for the protagonist?
Dialogue – Is it stilted, weak?
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