1: a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory.
What I specialize in:
-Do your characters come to life off the page?
-Are they likable?
-Are there areas within the story where they fall out of their character pattern?
– Does your main romance couple have chemistry? Does their relationship have grounds as to why they should be together and fall for one another or does it seem forced?
-Are they clichéd and tired characters that people are tired of reading?
-Do your main characters build nicely throughout the story or stay stagnant? Nothing kills characters likability with the readers faster than them making the same, ignorant decision over and over again and then wondering why they’re in their current, miserable predicament.
This is what I probably excel in more than any other area of my writing. Thanks to my extensive acting background, I know exactly what sounds natural for a human being to say and what just sounds laughable. If your character is funny, I want to be made to laugh. If your character has a dark, depressing past that plays into how he interacts with others and speaks, I want to be able to get that through his words without feeling like I’m watching a melodramatic Daytime Soap opera. I’ll be able to point out line by line the dialogue that works brilliantly and brings a crack of a smile to my lips or tears to my eyes, just as well as bring to light the lines that need to be reworked or simply sound forced. If prompted, I would be more than happy to help rewrite some of the questionable dialogue and put a natural flow to the lines with keeping your voice of the character alive.
Plot holes and concept plausibility:
-Does your story make sense?
-Is your conflict clear?
-Is your conflict captivating enough to keep a reader’s attention?
-Is there a clear story arch and resolution?
-Is your concept overused or even possibly far-fetched?
-Do we get to Plot point A to Plot point B with clear precision or is there confusion and lack of detail?
-If you’ve built a world, can I easily visualize it and does it coincide with your plot?
Pacing and flow:
-Is your story capturing the reader’s attention within the first couple chapters? The first two chapters or so of a book are what most all readers judge if they will be continuing the novel or not off of. If these are boring, you’ve lost your reader.
-In the central romance, do the characters build their relationship at a steady but interesting pace or is it the ever dreaded ‘Insta love’?
-Are there any moments that drag? Is there fat that can be cut from the novel to make it tighter and a better overall product?
-Does the story flow from one plot point to the next concisely or does it feel chaotic and confusing for the reader?
Connecting to the reader:
If you don’t or simply can’t connect to your readers, you’ve lost all of your possible audience.
-Are your characters relatable?
-Is your voice as a writer strong enough to connect and bring forth emotion from your readers?
-Is there depth within your main characters?
-Does your story have a clear audience?
-Does your style of writing work for this genre or does it need to be tweaked?
-As a reader, will I be able to connect emotionally to the characters and feel what they’re feeling enough to get entirely lost within the story? Do your characters have enough intrigue and depth to even be cared about?
Now that you know what I do, here’s why you should choose me to do it.