I CRITIQUE FICTION ONLY. Unlike many critique services, my critiques are thorough and in-depth analyses of all the major components needed in a manuscript. I do an annotated, comprehensive critique—which means I make notations and comments in the margins on every page using Word’s Track Changes. I don’t just write up a general overview or summary at the end, which is what many critique editors do. Your manuscript is evaluated for clarity, structure, pacing, organization, sentence structure, and voice. For fiction manuscripts I also look at character development, dialogue, tension, plot and character arcs, scene construction, climax and resolution, voice, and style. A critique does NOT include any copyediting, rewriting, or proofreading. I bring nearly ten years of novel-writing experience and training to your critique, and average 200 partial and complete manuscript critiques a year. What I will be looking at: 1.Conflict -Does your story begin with some sort of conflict—either internal or external? 2.Plot Does the overall plot come across clearly in the novel? 3.Pacing How does the pacing of the story feel? Does the book drag in spots due to excessive narration or from uninteresting scenes? 4.Tension Is tension created at the outset of the book? 5.Setting and Locales Does the author portray a believable, interesting setting that draws the reader in? 6.Point of View (POV) Is the overall POV of the book consistent? 7.“Voice” Does the writing style seem fresh, original? 8.Characters Is the protagonist clearly presented and the major character in the plot? 9.Dialogue Does each characters’ speech and style of talking fit their personality? 10.Overall Impressions -Does the book work? Does it hold together overall? Does the premise make sense and is it engaging? -Is this a book with enough universal themes or topic that would draw in readers? -Is the idea/premise of the book original enough to draw interest? - Does the book feel too long or too short? Are there scenes that seem to be missing and what are they? -Does the book have a theme or point that is well delivered or does it seems to be missing any point at all?