Fiction peer review

  1. Give a general reaction to what you’ve read.
  2. What action does the character take to get something they want? What obstacles do they encounter during their efforts? How do their responses to the obstacles characterize them?
  3. Quote a moment of the character’s inner life or an action that suggests inner conflict.
  4. What does the character’s dialogue reveal about them? What do the reactions of other characters reveal?
  5. What do the objects the character chooses to surround themselves with reveal about them? Where in time and space does the story take place?
  6. Where is the story confusing? Quote clichés so they can be revised. Quote a memorable image.