Curious to know what type of feedback you might get from the Spun Yarn? We've broken down the key aspects of a Spun Yarn Manuscript Report below.
Cover Page – The Spun Yarn Manuscript Report
A Spun Yarn Manuscript Report takes 21 days or less to compile. We're able to do it faster upon demand. Here's what the cover sheet of the report looks like.
Page 2 – Table of Contents
Each Spun Yarn Manuscript Report consists of three core components – Flash Feedback, Qualitative Feedback, and Quantitative Feedback.
Page 3 – Meet your Readers
Each manuscript we review is matched with three Spun Yarn readers. We assign readers based upon their reading preferences and specific demographics from whom an author wants feedback. Our Spun Yarn readers work independently and don't know the scores or feedback delivered by the other readers assigned to a particular manuscript.
Page 5 – Flash Feedback
At the quarter, halfway, three-quarters, and ending point in the book, Spun Yarn Readers provide input on the reading experience. Flash Feedback provides excellent insight into what readers are thinking in real time as they read a manuscript.
Page 6 – Flash Feedback
All three readers provide insight into their impression of the book at the 1/4 point in the manuscript, as well as some quick thoughts on what they're liking most so far.
Page 7 – Flash Feedback
All three readers also offer their perspective on anything that is bothering them at the 1/4 point in the manuscript, while also noting the unanswered questions they might have at this point in the reading experience.
NOTE THAT THIS IS JUST A SAMPLE FOR THE 1/4 MARK IN THE MANUSCRIPT. EVERY MANUSCRIPT REPORT ALSO INCLUDES SIX MORE PAGES OF FLASH FEEDBACK FROM THE HALFWAY, 3/4’S AND ENDING POINT IN THE BOOK.
Page 14 – Qualitative Feedback
In this second section of the report, Spun Yarn readers provide feedback on what they thought were the best aspects of a book, along with their opinion on the focus areas most in need of improvement. Authors also have the opportunity to pose a few questions directly to Spun Yarn readers at the outset of the feedback process, which are answered in this section of the Manuscript Report.
Page 15 – What Did Readers Like?
Readers provide feedback on what they like most about the manuscript and the author's writing style. In this section, the Spun Yarn approach emphasizes prioritization, as opposed to exhaustiveness.
page 16 – Areas for Improvement
Readers provide feedback on the aspects of the manuscript that they liked least. Readers are also asked to provide their perspective on what they think might be the author's biggest blindspots.
Page 18 – Your Questions Answered
As an author, you'll have the opportunity to ask a handful of questions directly to your Spun Yarn readers.
NOTE THAT THIS IS JUST A SAMPLE OF SOME OF THE QUALITATIVE FEEDBACK PROVIDED IN PART 2 OF THE MANUSCRIPT REPORT. EACH REPORT ALSO INCLUDES THREE MORE PAGES OF QUALITATIVE FEEDBACK.
Page 20 – Quantitative Feedback
In this third section of the report, readers provide a numerical score of your novel on a scale of 1 -10 in eight key categories. By focusing on trends, correlations, and deviations in this quantitative data, the Spun Yarn is able to provide clear insight into the strengths and improvement areas in a manuscript.
Page 21 – Plot & Structure
Here's an example of reader feedback in the Plot & Structure category.
Page 23 – Setting & Mood
An example of reader feedback in the Setting & Mood category.
Page 25 – Stickiness & Recommendability
An example of reader feedback in the Stickiness & Recommendability category.
NOTE THAT THIS IS JUST A SAMPLE OF THREE OF THE EIGHT CATEGORIES OF QUANTITATIVE FEEDBACK. EVERY MANUSCRIPT REPORT ALSO INCLUDES FIVE MORE PAGES OF QUANTITATIVE FEEDBACK IN THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES: CHARACTERS, DIALOGUE & CRAFT, BELIEVABILITY & AUTHENTICITY, PURPOSE & MEANING, COPY EDITING & POLISH.