A few years ago I developed a score sheet for a manuscript contest I was judging, and a couple of weeks ago I had occasion to share it with a fledgling critique group formed by members of the St. Louis Writers Guild. I took a closer look at it today and decided it needed tweaking. Lo, I present to you a new thing: a score sheet to copy and tweak at your pleasure and leisure. Feel free to revise this for chapters, scenes, full manuscripts, lucid dreams, whatever floats your boat.

If you’d like, send your first five pages for a test run before submitting to agents or contests — $50 gets you a glimpse of how you might stack up against the competition.

My Two Cents Editing_ 5-Page Assessment Score Sheet


You can find the assessment as a Google Doc here.