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