I submitted “The Steel Wall” to a Writer’s Digest E-Book contest and received a great Writer’s Digest Review. For people who have not heard about this book, it is the sequel of a two book series. It tells the story of what happened to Dustin Morgan after the cliff hanger ending in “From Woodstock to Eternity.” This review is similar to the one for the first book, and it is from a very reputable source. It delves into many elements that make up a good book, and the point here is to say that Writer’s Digest feels both of these books are exemplary and intense. Here are some of the highlights of this review.
Structure, Organization, Pacing: Compelling
This book is exemplary in its structure, organization, and pacing. The structure of the chapters/parts aid in a compelling organization of the story or information. The pacing is even throughout and matches the tone/genre of the book.
Plot, Story, or Topic Appeal: Unique with Strong Appeal
This book is exemplary in its choice of topic or theme of the story. It is unique but still has strong appeal for most readers in its intended genre. If the book is fiction or narrative nonfiction, the book is well plotted.
Character Appeal and Development: Layered Motivations and Traits
This book is exemplary in character appeal (or interest) and development. All main characters (including antagonists) are unique and fully fleshed out with compelling, layered motivations and traits. Secondary characters are unique and have a meaningful purpose.
This book is exemplary in its voice and writing style. It has a unique voice, and the writing style is consistent throughout. The style and tone are also consistent with or will appeal to readers of the intended genre.
Voice and Writing Style: Unique Voice – The Steel Wall Offers Hope
An interesting read, this is an inspirational story offering hope to those who have turned their lives around and have amends to make with their past. Well told, this story pulls the reader in. It helps the reader develop empathy with the main characters.