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My first formal Manuscript Review:

Dear Suzanne,
Thank you for submitting your work for evaluation. I am pleased to report that your manuscript has been accepted for publication. I want to be the first to congratulate you.
You have a terrific writing style. I can tell that you have done much planning and preparation in crafting your work – especially the way you have thought out the characters and movement that happens in the story. This is not an easy feat. Your prose is very nicely written with details that capture the reader. Right from the start your plot was very engaging and I found myself really connected with what was going on. It is easy to have too much going on too soon – not in your case. Your plot is slow and methodical and you use your dialogue to move the plot along. With that being said, you really do a nice job of slowly making your way through the story with details and a certain voice (yours as the author) that allows your reader to really interact with the characters (who are all round and very nicely developed). Your characters are lifelike and I love it when I leave a story feeling like I know them. You have a realistic plot and to me that makes for an enjoyable story. You have crafted a quality piece of writing. Bravo!
Sincerely,
Lisa Conner
Manuscript Review Team

Crank up the press!

A print version will take some time to produce as there are multiple editing stages to get through, but until then, the story is available via ebook on Amazon (Kindle version).
Link to Amazon: http://amzn.to/1hW0LFC

Thank you for your interest!
I will keep you posted.

Comments

  1. Very impressive neighbor! We are all waiting to meet those characters…many of whom we may be acquainted with in this or past lives! Ali

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