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Guest Readers


Thank you for taking the time to be one of my guest readers.  Attached to this page, please find a drop down page listing all of my rough drafts for both fiction and non-fiction.

Once you receive a password from me, please visit the appropriate project and start reading.  Remember, these are very rough drafts, and you can read as much or as little as you want to.  Every little bit of feedback helps my progress and knowing where to go next with the story.

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.  If you’re not sure what to say, here are a few questions you can answer, which will keep me stay motivated and help me improve my writing.  Your honest feedback is appreciated.

As you can see, I have many writing projects going on at once.  Some are further along than others, but with your feedback, I will eventually bring them all to completion.  And once published, they will become available for purchase on this website.

Thanks again!


Suggested Survey Questions for Guest Readers


STORYLINE:  Did you understand the storyline?  

If you’re confused about the story, whether fiction or non-fiction, please tell me why.  And, if you have any suggestions to make it better, feel free to share those too.

CHARACTERS:  Did you fall in love/falling in love with the characters?

If you didn’t, I have some more work to do, and I need to know that.  You need to care about the characters and what happens to them.

You should be able to see yourself and/or live vicariously through the characters and hear the passion behind my writing.  At the very least, my stories should feel somewhat relatable.

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Does the Story Fit My Targeted Audience?

For fiction, my target audience is women and men around the ages of 25 to 50.  I’m not trying to attract young adults.  Some of my erotic romance titles are a little intense, but the storylines should sound mature and relatable.

For non-fiction, these are TRUE stories about my life.  These are somewhat intense autobiographical stories about my life, my childhood, upbringing and coming of age.  My target audience is mostly women, but of all ages.  I think some men will relate to some of my stories, but I think women will keep reading.

MARKET REVIEW:  Have you seen other stories or books like this?

If you don’t normally read books about romance, autobiographies or self-improvement, do these stories make you want to start reading them?   Why or why not?

>> Click here to read a guest reader review for Creative Juices © 2016 <<

KEEP READING:  Would you keep reading this book?

This probably the most important question.  I have to ask myself that question a thousand times while I’m writing a story.  No matter what stage my project is in, I should be able to keep your attention.  If I don’t, please tell me why.  If you find yourself zoning off, let me know that too.

Would you tell your friends about the story/book?

Would you purchase a copy of the book for yourself?