Writers Digest Review for The Apple Fell

WRITERS DIGEST REVIEW

The Apple Fell

Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”. This scale is strictly to provide a point of reference, it is not a cumulative score and does not reflect ranking.

Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 4

Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5

Production Quality and Cover Design: 5

Plot and Story Appeal: 4

Character Appeal and Development: 5

Voice and Writing Style: 5

Writer’s Digest Judge’s Commentary:

In Linda Rue Quinn’s The Apple Fell, she skillfully takes a common tragedy that many women face and puts her main character into an uncommon situation. This creates a series of domino-style events that will surely grab readers early in the story and not let go until the last page is turned. The opening scene immediately creates a bond between Heather and the reader, and it doesn’t let up as the book progresses. In fact, I found myself feeling what this courageous woman must have felt as she faced one problem after another. Great job with characterization! There were a few spots where the writing became unnecessarily passive. It’s okay to have some to-be verbs, but make sure you use them sparingly and only to make the prose flow smoothly. Taking out the ones you don’t really need (like on page 17, first and second sentence after the line break), you’ll naturally tighten up the writing. I liked seeing the hooks at the end of each chapter. This will prevent the reader from whipping out the dreaded bookmark at the end of the night. Don’t be surprised when people complain about staying up until the wee hours to finish the book. The front cover of the book is eye catching and easy to read from across a crowded room. The back cover blurb is intriguing. The author’s bio tells about an interesting and relatable woman.

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The Writers Digest review of The Apple Fell

WRITERS DIGEST REVIEW
The Apple Fell

Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”. This scale is strictly to provide a point of reference, it is not a cumulative score and does not reflect ranking.

Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 4
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot and Story Appeal: 4
Character Appeal and Development: 5
Voice and Writing Style: 5

Writer’s Digest Judge’s Commentary:

In Linda Rue Quinn’s The Apple Fell, she skillfully takes a common tragedy that many women face and puts her main character into an uncommon situation. This creates a series of domino-style events that will surely grab readers early in the story and not let go until the last page is turned. The opening scene immediately creates a bond between Heather and the reader, and it doesn’t let up as the book progresses. In fact, I found myself feeling what this courageous woman must have felt as she faced one problem after another. Great job with characterization! There were a few spots where the writing became unnecessarily passive. It’s okay to have some to-be verbs, but make sure you use them sparingly and only to make the prose flow smoothly. Taking out the ones you don’t really need (like on page 17, first and second sentence after the line break), you’ll naturally tighten up the writing. I liked seeing the hooks at the end of each chapter. This will prevent the reader from whipping out the dreaded bookmark at the end of the night. Don’t be surprised when people complain about staying up until the wee hours to finish the book. The front cover of the book is eye catching and easy to read from across a crowded room. The back cover blurb is intriguing. The author’s bio tells about an interesting and relatable woman.

Appearance at the library this Saturday

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Wednesday Author Interview: Linda Rue Quinn

Wednesday Author Interview: Linda Rue Quinn.

MEET AUTHOR LINDA RUE QUINN

MEET AUTHOR LINDA RUE QUINN.

MEET AUTHOR LINDA RUE QUINN

These wonderful ladies were so gracious

Inion N. Mathair

In this giant blogosphere, new kinds of relationships are being formed & tested as Artists from all over the world, chat and share ideas, art, common interests and become closer than relationships we make in reality. It’s strange to be sure yet even we, Inion N. Mathair, have made some of the strongest friendships we’ve encountered throughout our lives from our laptops.

So when we’re able to host an Author who is not only a connection from our networking sites, but is a close & personal friend that we work with locally in our beautiful town of Franklin, North Carolina…..well it just makes us downright giddy!

Today, Inion & I would like to introduce you our Blogging friends to another Author from the Smoky Mountains, Mrs. Linda Rue Quinn.

This lady is not only an extraordinary woman and brilliant writer. She is also a champion advocate for all things art…

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MEET AUTHOR LINDA RUE QUINN

MEET AUTHOR LINDA RUE QUINN.

The Apple Fell is released on Kindle, Amazon and Createspace!

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The Apple Fell new cover

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