Second half of critique group questions from last week’s post:
* Are character motivations powerful enough to create sufficient conflict?
* Is a potential for conflict established that is strong enough to move the story forward?
* Are the motives understandable?
* Is the dialogue between characters natural, purposeful, interesting, engaging?
* Does the dialogue contain emotion in a way that narrative cannot?
* Are the character’s voices distinct? Does each one have a different way of expressing themselves? Are their voices appropriate for the setting, genre, and time period?
* Is the dialogue believable?
8) NARRATIVE AND POINT OF VIEW:
* Is the narrative well-placed with the dialogue, not overwhelming the reader?
* Is background information presented at appropriate times and in the correct POV?
* Is POV clear and consistent? Are changes smooth and logical?
*Should I use a different POV?
* Has the author dropped the reader into the action?
* Does the story flow smoothly, freely, and logically?
* Does every scene move the story forward?
* Are the story ad plot elements compatible with the genre?
* Can you picture each scene in your head?
* Is the purpose of each scene clear?
* Does each scene move the story forward?
* Does the story hold your interest?
* Does everything in the story build logically, plausibly, and believable toward the end/climax?
* Where do you feel the story is heading?
* Do inspirational elements grow organically out of character or plot?