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Writer's Competition Review Announced

Released 12/11/2023 by 31st Annual Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards


A Disaster Atlas by T H. Harbinger

Structure, Organization, Pacing:

This book is exemplary in its structure, organization, and pacing. The structure of the chapters/parts aid in a compelling organization of the story or information. The pacing is even throughout and matches the tone/genre of the book.

Production Quality and Cover Design:

This book is exemplary in production quality and cover design. The physical materials, printing, and binding are of professional quality and traditional industry standards. The typesetting and page layout (including illustrations, images, or figures) are easy to follow, thoughtfully designed, and error free. The cover appears to be professionally designed and is compellingly related to the content/genre of the book.

Plot, Story, or Topic Appeal:

This book is exemplary in its choice of topic or theme of the story. It is unique but still has strong appeal for most readers in its intended genre. If the book is fiction or narrative nonfiction, the book is well plotted.

Character Appeal and Development:

This book is exemplary in character appeal (or interest) and development. All main characters (including antagonists) are unique and fully fleshed out with compelling, layered motivations and traits. Secondary characters are unique and have a meaningful purpose.

Voice and Writing Style:

This book is exemplary in its voice and writing style. It has a unique voice, and the writing style is consistent throughout. The style and tone are also consistent with or will appeal to readers of the intended genre.

In a few explanatory sentences, please share with the entrant 1-3 things that you enjoyed or that readers will find compelling about this book and why.

This compelling read takes the reader to the time and place of one of the worst disasters ever. The quoted statements as provided by the author serves as a documentary style memoir.

Judge, 31st Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

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