Dec 18 2015

23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

readers digest award

Crawling Out was reviewed by Writer’s Digest!  Check out the judge’s comments below … 
Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”. This scale is strictly to provide a point of reference, it is not a cumulative score and does not reflect ranking.
Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 4Crawling_Out_Cover_FINAL
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 4
Production Quality and Cover Design: 4
Plot and Story Appeal: 5
Character Appeal and Development: 5
Voice and Writing Style: 4
Judge’s Commentary (in its entirety)
Crawling Out, Casey Morley
“Congratulations on writing and publishing your book! The packaging is polished and professional. The front cover image is powerful and drew my attention immediately. I do think your name could be in lighter or brighter font to make it more prominent. The back cover copy does a great job of marketing your book to your audience. You have done a great job blending nonfiction, inspiration, and personal experience. You handle a difficult subject matter in a sensitive and caring manner. The structure and organization of the book is effective. Good job with pacing: each chapter flowed smoothly and you have included just the right amount of details and description. You focus on showing us the story in action and dialogue and only use narration when necessary. I appreciated the many resources you included for your readers. Great job with grammar and proofreading. The formatting of the interior of the book is effective, although the spacing between lines seems a little large: you might be able to save on paper and printing costs by tightening this up a bit. Watch out for long blocks of italics: this can be difficult to read and it dilutes the impact of using italics. You have a great web site: I think you could put the URL in a more prominent place on the book cover.”




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