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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Attention All Readers! Please Rate My Book!

Hello Readers,

Soon I will be publishing my book.

I want to improve as a writer.

After you read By the Gates of the Garden of Eden, you may come here, copy and paste the text below and email it back to me.

Please take a few minutes and truthfully answer the thirty (or so) brief questions and write me a response.

I really appreciate your time.

You rock.

My email address is



This book was _______________________________________!

Did the story hold your interest from the very beginning? If not, why not?

Should the book be structured differently? Are there parts that I should leave out of the next edition?

Did you get oriented fairly quickly at the beginning as to whose story it is, and where and when it’s taking place? If not, why not?

Could you relate to the characters? Did you feel their pain, excitement, emotions?

Did the setting interest you, and did the descriptions seem vivid and real?

Was there a point at which you felt the story started to lag or you became less than excited about finding out what was going to happen next? Where, exactly?

Were there any parts that confused you? Or even frustrated or annoyed you? Which parts, and why?

Did you notice any discrepancies or inconsistencies in time sequences, places, character details, or other details?

Were the characters believable? Are there any characters you think could be made more interesting or more likeable?

Did you get confused about who’s who in the characters? Were there too many characters to keep track of? Too few? Are any of the names or characters too similar?

Did the dialogue keep your interest and sound natural to you? If not, whose dialogue did you think sounded artificial or not like that person would speak?

Did you feel there was too much description or exposition? Not enough? Maybe too much dialogue in parts? Too little dialogue?

Was there enough conflict, tension, and intrigue to keep your interest?

Was the ending satisfying? Believable?

Did you notice any obvious, repeating grammatical, spelling, punctuation or capitalization errors? Examples?

Do you think the writing style suits the genre? If not, why not?

Which scenes/paragraphs/lines did you really like?

Which parts did you dislike or not like as much, and why?

Are there parts where you wanted to skip ahead or put the book down?

Which parts resonated with you and/or moved you emotionally?

Which parts should be condensed or even deleted?

Which parts should be elaborated on or brought more to life?

Are there any confusing parts? What confused you?

Which characters did you really connect to?

Which characters need more development or focus?

Were there parts that offended you? What were they and why should I change them?

Do you believe that readers of Stephen King or Dean Koontz and other Supernatural Thriller works would also read this book?

If you could describe this book in one sentence to someone who has never heard of it, what would that one sentence be?

Do you have any objections to this book in general?

What type of person would you give this book to?

Anything else you want to share?

Below are typos and errors that I found and the page number they are on.

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