Saturday, May 28, 2011

Things to grade me on

I am entering a beginning of a novel in a contest.  It is currently online on a website called You Write On.  I have the month of June to receive ratings.  Each writer from the site who rates the story leaves me comments as well.  If you would like to see the comments as they come in please check out the Unwritten tap at the top of the blog.  I am allowed to edit my work based on the comments submitted - up until the end of June.  Although the site is made for writers you can check it out if you're curious.

I have decided to let you help me make the best beginning chapters I can as well.  Here is how I am graded.  Please give me your comments and feedback as well.  I would love to hear what you think.  (Consider it like co-authoring!)

Story (plot)
Pace & structure
Use of language
Narrative Voice
Themes & ideas

These are the areas I will be graded on by other writers.  Please feel free to chime in.  I would love it.  I have added a survey along the right side of the blog page.  I only put a few on there due to space.  The votes are anonymous so please vote honestly.  This is how I will grow as an author!

I am hoping the votes will be for the new additions - the story Unwritten about Nate and Clare.   The story beginning is broken into two posts.  May 29/11 and May 31/11.  


1 comment:

  1. hey Jodi, I appreciate your encouraging comments on my Writers Inspired blog on Tuesday (for my young writing student!) Best of luck to you in the Contest - sounds like an intriguing storyline :)