Fun stuff!

by Tiger Lilly

Over the weekend, I received a piece of mail from Writer’s Digest (waaayyyyy back in October, I found out that I had won their Self-published Book Awards contest). It included some of the prizes that I had won, such as:

It also included a judge’s commentary, which I want to share with you today. Here is what it said:

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “poor” and 5 meaning “excellent,” please evaluate the following:

Plot: 4 1/2
Grammar: 5
Character Development: 5
Production quality and cover design: 5

Needless to say, I was quite ecstatic (especially about the character development part, since that’s something I tend to worry about). But that wasn’t all…

What did you like best about this book?
Congratulations on writing and publishing your book! Excellent cover design and great title! You have a very marketable book to the young adult readership. Great characterization and good dialogue. Good attention to grammar, proofreading, and formatting of the book.

How can the author improve this book?
Try not to start with a Prologue if at all possible. The font used for the chapter titles is a little hard to read.

Again, needless to say there was some jumping up and down and chocolate nomming. I did wish that the commentary was a little more in-depth, but that’s what the Midwest Book review (also guaranteed in my prize package) is for!

Ciao for now, and thanks for sticking with me!

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