Turn Your First Draft Into A Great Story
A New Online Tool That Guides Fiction Writers Through A Big-Picture Story Edit
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Become your own big-picture editor.
Visualize & evaluate your manuscript.
Save time and money on your rewrites.
Create a story your readers love!
“I love this app! It’s efficient, practical, aesthetically pleasing, and simple to use. Its organization and helpful points make the process of rewriting into an activity that is engaging, thorough, and detailed. Perfect for emerging and veteran authors. It takes the stress out of building spreadsheets and leaves the mind to focus on the important parts: the story. I couldn’t help but feel accomplished with my progress through each step and feature. Feedback is a must-have tool to rewriting better fiction.”
“I’ve been privileged with a sneak peak of Feedback. It’s brilliant! Hands down the most innovative structural editing app for writers you’re going to see anywhere anytime soon!”
“Let me just say that the Story Arc report alone makes this an outstanding tool. I uploaded my manuscript and poof, Feedback showed me my initial inciting event was too far out and my climax resolved too soon. Yes, my betas probably would have caught it, but it feels good knowing my manuscript is in better shape before exposing to anyone else.”
“No matter the stage you are in as a writer, Feedback is a dynamic, innovative app that guides you through the revision process with ease. This is such a great tool for writers looking to get their manuscript in top structural shape before publication – while saving them time and money on editing services. It’s a must-have for writers looking to visualize their manuscript’s big picture so they can telescope in with precision and confidence to craft a story that will keep readers turning the pages!”
“My life would be so much easier if all the manuscripts that crossed my desk were as clean as Kristina’s!”
Visualize Your Manuscript
The Story Arc
Visualize the structure of your story and decide on the best placement for plot events. You can also see where your characters enter and exit your story.
See how many characters are in your story and the number of scenes each character is in.
Consider the purpose of your scenes based on the words and character names used most.
Evaluate the pacing of your manuscript based on word count per scene.
Creative and Design
IN THE BEGINNING
Creating Feedback began when I (Kristina) finished the first draft of my first novel. By then I’d read over 50 how-to-write and how-to-self-edit books. I’d taken writing courses and workshops, and had 100s of writing and rewriting tips swirling about in my head.
I knew I had to begin the rewriting process and improve the quality of my draft before sharing my work but I didn’t know how to go about it..
HOW TO REWRITE?
How was I supposed to remember the torrent of advice and apply it to each scene? A spreadsheet, that’s how!
I created a spreadsheet with a chapter-by-chapter, scene-by-scene structure. Then I listed the different writing advice I needed to consider for EVERY scene. I ended up with over 75 “key elements of fiction”. I used the reports from the spreadsheet to visualize my novel.
After the hard work of self-evaluating and rewriting my drafts, the high quality of my fiction was validated when my first two novels were shortlisted for prestigious crime writing awards and I landed my publisher (Imajin Books).
My first editor said: “If every manuscript was this good, my job would be so easy!”
The next exciting moment came when DESCENT, my first novel, hit #1 on Amazon’s hot new releases. I’ve since sold the German rights to Luzifer-Verlag for publication in Germany. Imajin Books also published BLAZE and AVALANCHE.
Along came Michael with MAXWELL HUXLEY’S DEMON and THE RIGHT TURN, and we ran the same spreadsheet. By this time we’d covered the mystery, horror, and young adult genres.
Surely we weren’t the first authors to struggle with rewriting our first drafts, so we searched for an app to address our problem but found nothing. We did discover that many writers struggled with rewriting drafts and ended up using tools such as spreadsheets, whiteboards, or yellow stickies.
That’s when it hit us. We thought other writers could benefit from our immediate approach to evaluating and rewriting first drafts.
The excitement was too much for Mathew to sit by and watch, so he decided to get involved. He knows technology and how to run a business.
Michael, Mathew, and I worked on the concept and developed the prototype for FeedbackForFiction.com.
Now, we’d love to hear from you, understand your rewriting issues, and incorporate your ideas into Feedback. To share your thoughts, contact us via Kristina@feedbackforfiction.com.