Rough draft


  1. Is the rough draft twenty thousand words?
  2. While the rough draft still needs global revision, does it have both a tentative beginning and tentative ending?
  3. Do the words of the rough draft begin to create the illusion of at least one character?
  4. Is the plot of the draft clearly the result of at least one character’s motivated actions or reactions?
  5. While further work is required, is attention to setting obvious? Is a point of view, however loosely controlled, clear? Is a theme developing?