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Manuscript Assessment

What is it?

 

A manuscript assessment is for those writers who aren't feeling confident in their work and aren't ready to unleash it into the world.

 

If you are stuck with your plot, are lacking on confidence, or need someone to give you honest feedback, then this is a good starting point in the process of getting published.

 

What I can do for you

I will read your full manuscript from beginning to end. Then, I'll go away, walk the dog, drink lots of coffee, walk the dog some more, and really digest the story you have unravelled. Once I've done that, I'll write a report which will include an analysis of the structure, plot, and characters of your MS.

Based on its strengths and weaknesses, I'll offer suggestions for improvement. My aim will be to inspire you to write, to continue with your craft, to motivate you and to help you push forward.

The report will include things such as:

The strength and impact of your opening chapters

Plot development and the conclusion

Key dramatic events including pace and dramatic climax

Action, tension and credibility, and the momentum of the plot

Atmosphere and scene-setting

Writing style including fluency, strength and tone of voice

Progression of narrative and narrative viewpoints

Highlighting grammar and punctuation problems

Handling of exposition and character backstory

Characterisation and dialogue