Piece by piece, assess your first chapter using the rubric. It covers every aspect of a successful beginning.


Based on the assessment of your work, you will know exactly what needs improvement. You can do this!

Double check

Give the rubric to your critque partners or beta readers to gather their feedback. It's that easy to use.

The rubric includes ...

In-depth analysis of your hook.

  • Promise
  • Point of view
  • Setting
  • Tone and Mood
  • Genre

Full chapter overview:

  • Point of View
  • Setting
  • Normal World
  • Genre
  • Stakes
  • Conflict
  • Choices
  • Consequences
  • Cliffhanger
  • References to other resources