Grading Literary Merit
What is Literary Merit?
Must be a unique, original story
Impact on the real world
Universe/realistic characters must be complete
Complex writing style
" The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle."
Never Let Me Go
What are they being compared to?
The best and the worst
To Kill a Mockingbird
50 Shades of Grey
Is the story unique?
Is the universe complete? Are the characters realistic?
How is the writing style?
Does it stand the test of time?
Does it appeal to different cultures?
Is it relatable to different social groups
Does it have a meaningful theme?
Does it impact the real world?
Does it incite emotion in the reader?
So, how does everything compare?