Writing Nonfiction Books (Part 8)

Now read through your chapter straight through for flow and focus. Make marks in the margin wherever you see a problem. Read it uninterrupted. You will see things on the overview that you might miss when you are going through your manuscript line by line.

Ask yourself these twelve evaluation questions.

  1. Do I have a good lead?
  2. Is my chapter interesting?
  3. Is it significant?
  4. Is my story or book marketable?
  5. Does it have continuity?
  6. Does it make sense?
  7. Have I left out any important points?
  8. Did I say what I wanted to say?
  9. Are my transitions adequate?
  10. Did I repeat my thoughts?
  11. Did I use complete sentences?
  12. Does my ending tie into my beginning?