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Silver Spring, MD
United States


Stories To Tell is a full service book publishing company for independent authors. We provide editing, design, publishing, and marketing of fiction and non-fiction. We specialize in sophisticated, unique illustrated book design.

Free Manuscript Evaluation Guide

Manuscript Evaluation Checklists

Don't you wish friends and writing partners would give you a helpful critique of your draft? They may want to help, but don't know how.

We've done hundreds of draft evaluations. To guide our analysis while reading, we have developed two 10-point checklists. They list elements such as plot and character for fiction,  organization and tone for nonfiction.

After reading, we fill them out in detail, so that the author gets a lot of good feedback, both about their strengths and the areas that need improvement. The "goals" section is where the editor makes a list of specific suggestions for revisions.

Feel free to use our checklist and our process with your writing group, friends, and family. You may get some great feedback!

There is one checklist for fiction, and a second form for nonfiction.


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*We’re not going to send you spam, or share your email address, or harass you with sales calls as some companies do. After you’ve had a chance to download and try out your checklists, we’ll follow up with an email to see if you have any questions.