Judge #50 Review: 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Entry Title: If I Fall Apart

Author: Karen M. Garcia

Entry Category: Life Stories

Judge Number: 50

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: 4

Production Quality and Cover Design: 4

Plot and Story Appeal: 5

Character Appeal and Development: 5

Voice and Writing Style: 5

“Karen, you write well.  I’m impressed with your clear and straight-forward style, and your ability to include many details without being tedious.  Write some magazine articles, perhaps lifted straight from your book, and start thinking about your next book, hopefully from a royalty publisher!”