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One of the most difficult hurdles in writing a successful story is gaining an audience.

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While wonderful writing sites like Wattpad exist, a newly published story can easily be buried under others and lost.

The mission of this website blog is to connect avid readers to undiscovered writers and their stories.

The format is simple. Each post will introduce new stories through five assessment factors:

  • Technical Quality (TQ) — Correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Plot Development (PD) — Fluidity and originality of the storyline and settings
  • Character Formation (CF) — Appeal, originality, and development of characters
  • Reading Level (RL) — Based on style and use of language and vocabulary
  • Chapter Length (CL) — Average word count of each online chapter

For volume and speed’s sake, each factor will be scored on a scale of 0 to 3. Thus, the highest score is 15, and the lowest is 0. A score of 7+ is considered a good story.

Novels will be held to a high, critical standard through the perspective of a what a publisher’s would be. There is a big difference between a webnovel—a story of the internet and mobile world—and a published book. Besides straightforward editing, published stories are constantly polished to be more engaging, meaningful, and clear. So a successful webnovel doesn’t equate to the same caliber of a published novel. This is due in part to an online writer typically being a one man/woman show. Thus, reviews will be given as if regarding whether this could be a published print or e-book.

Because many of these online stories follow a different structure than a print or e-book in order to cater to the convenience-driven, mass audience of the mobile world, RL and CL will be paired together while TQ, PD, and CF will grouped together.

In this way, the 3 “essential elements” of a written story will be visually separated from the RL which measures the differences (gap) between what’s considered a successful online story to a published one, and CL, which gives quick insight to the seriousness of the writer in making a fluid story over a one which is viewed over-inflatedly.

The number of current chapters at the date of posting and genre(s) will also be included. More specific posts on individual stories will contain the synopsis and or review. Not all mentioned stories will have a specific post.

Assessment Format:

[Novel’s Title]  || [Writer’s pseudonym]

Genre(s): [—]

# of Chapters: [—]

TQ 0   PD 0   CF 0   ||   RL 0   CL 0

Overall: [—]

Writers can request for a new assessment after ten new chapters are posted.

Only original stories that have the potential to become a full length novel or series will be included. Stories that will NOT be included are:

  • short stories
  • one shots
  • fan fictions
  • featured stories
  • contracted stories
  • published stories
  • non-English stories

Example Scoring Expectations of Five Assessment Factors:

Technical Quality

0 :  the mld summer breze billow comfortly against her chek. lay under daple shay of narled oak tree. she relesh the sensashon, was simple a perfect afternon. Nothig could pry her a way from spot, only super now could becken her

1 : The mild summer breze billowed comfortingly against her cheek as she lay under dapple shade of narled oak tree. she relish the sensation for it was simple a perfect afternoon. nothing could pry her away from spot, only super now could becken her.

2 :  The mild summer breeze billowed comfortingly against her cheek as she laid under the dappled shade of the narled oak tree. She relished the sensation for it was simply a perfect afternoon. Nothing could pry her away from this spot, only supper now could becken her.

3 :  The mild, summer breeze billowed comfortingly against her cheek as she laid under the dappled shade of the gnarled oak tree. She relished the sensation, for it was simply a perfect afternoon. Nothing could pry her away from this spot; only supper now could beckon her.

Reading Level

0 :  The wind blew against her face. She sat under a tree. It was a perfect day.

1 :  The breeze blew gently against her face. She was sitting under an old oak tree. It was a perfect afternoon, and she was enjoying the outside.

2 :  The summer breeze blew gently against her cheek while sitting in the shade of the old oak tree. She enjoyed the sensation. It was a perfect afternoon, and nothing could take her away from this spot; only dinner now could make her leave.

3 :  The mild, summer breeze billowed comfortingly against her cheek as she laid under the dappled shade of the gnarled oak tree. She relished the sensation, for it was simply a perfect afternoon. Nothing could pry her away from this spot; only supper now could beckon her.

Chapter Length

0 : Average word count is under 400.

1 : Average word count is 400-700.

2 : Average word count is 700 – 1000.

3 : Average word count is 1000+.

Plot Development

0 : Tells and doesn’t show. Lists actions and confusing events that don’t connect or lead to something greater or significant. Stagnant and unoriginal.

1 : Tells and sometimes shows. Events are sometimes confusing with little overarching direction or meaning. May include fillers or useless information. Lacks originality or differentiation.

2 : Shows and tells adequately when it is usually necessary, but show/tell is not balanced all the time. Events are mostly understandable with clear direction and significance. Original or freshly portrays a common storyline.

3 : A balanced show and tell storytelling that highlights key events while passing over minor occurrences. Events connect and build upon one another into a perfectly cohesive and engrossing story with clear themes and meanings. Imaginative.

Character Formation

0 : Uses common character tropes with no differentiation whatsoever. Bland and lacking depth or motivations. May have Mary Sue type characters.

1 : Common character tropes are used with little differentiation. Characters have little depth or may have some Mary Sue type features.

2 : Even if character tropes are used, they have differentiating features that make them fresh and original. Characters have sufficient depth and balanced attributes.

3 : Characters have are fresh, original, and balanced. They have depth and develop with the story. Some key defining points are their relatability and or memorability.

 

***Please Note:

  • Plot development and character formation are more accurate with more chapter content released. 
  • Reading Level can also be considered as reading complexity. A story with a 1 or 2 score is not bad; rather, this means that a greater audience are able to read it.
  • A score of 0-4 is considered a low quality novel; 5-6 is a fair novel; 7-9 is good; 10-13 is great, and 13-15 is excellent.
  • Do NOT equate a novel’s score of half of the total possible points (7-8/15) as inferior or 50% as if it were a grade. The numbers are merely representations of qualitative story elements.