While recovering from the world’s nastiest migraine yesterday, one of my co-workers sent me a message that a package had arrived from the United States. While I was expecting a number of packages, only one of them could have been sent from the US: my proofreading drafts. As I discussed in an earlier blog post, I’ve enlisted the help of a number of co-workers for proofreading purposes. I know I can trust them to not sugarcoat their critique like family often would (though my coworkers are by no means a pack of rabid dogs who will tear my novel to shreds - or so I hope), so this should give me some valuable feedback on the story. I’ve already handed out the first copies, so the first feedback should come some time after the holiday season. To assist in this feedback, I’ve given each reviewer a list of questions to help them build constructive criticism. I intend to ask them the following questions:
With these questions, I’m hoping the feedback will prove valuable. Do you know of any additional questions I should ask?