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If you have not already noticed, most of my writing centers around novels.
I do have one short story, though, which is my first, so be gentle.
Many folks are uncomfortable reviewing book chapters because they are not sure what to comment about.
I decided to provide some questions below for you to consider, if you decide to grace me with a review.
Fear not, I write short chapters.
GENERAL QUESTIONS AND GUIDELINES TO CONSIDER
Does the opening paragraph have a hook? What grabs your attention in the first few paragraphs?
Do you feel sympathetic toward the main character/protagonist? Do you care about the character?
What elements do you see in the character?
Exampes: engaging, proactive, being attacked/bullied, being kind, having a friend, not being rude, being a good friend, etc
How do you feel about the plot? It there an engaging conflict?
Is the pace good? Too fast, dragging, or just right?
What do you think about the language and voice? Am I showing and not just telling? Does the story come to life?
How well does the dialogue work? Is it realistic, entertaining, intriguing? How does it contribute to the pace and language?
Can you imagine the place in the story? Does the setting description engage all the senses?
Can you sense a theme?
How did my chapter make you feel?
Do you have any suggestions?
Here are some chapters that could use another set of eyes if you're game.
ITEMS WITH SPECIFIC QUESTIONS
The first chapter of fantasy/romance I'm considering. Family Secrets
"Family Secrets" Interesting enough to finish novel?
My current work. Know Thine Enemy
"Chapter 1" Does this chapter have a hook?
"Chapter 9" Does the interaction between the Captain & First officer work?
"Chapter 10" In the second scene, Does her history make sense?
My first novel. The End of Magic
"Chapter 1" What does this first chapter need?
Here are some chapters I really like and had fun writing.
ITEMS AND CHAPTERS THAT WERE JUST FUN
From current work. Know Thine Enemy
My first short story. Take a look. This really happened!
It really was a blast to write!
"Be Careful What You Tell Your Kids" Is this worthy of a series?
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