Marlowe* is an artificial intelligence that helps authors improve their novels and long-form fiction. She was born in January 2020 as the creative child of Matthew Jockers, Ph.D., co-author of The Bestseller Code, abetted by a surrounding cast of bestselling authors who have been contributing ideas and enhancements to her reports.
Here are a few fun facts about this fiction-savvy critique partner.
She’s fast. Marlowe can read your book and deliver a 32+ page comprehensive critique within 15 minutes.
She’s inexpensive. Priced at a fraction of the cost of a human editor, Marlowe allows you to run multiple versions of your report and can be used at every stage in the life of your manuscript. Let Marlowe identify and help you solve early issues before your manuscript reaches an editor or beta readers.
She doesn’t play favorites. Marlowe doesn’t judge, whether your book is a light-as-air fantasy or a thriller filled with gore or violence. She reads all fictional genres and subgenres and returns equal and unbiased feedback.
She knows what goes into a good story. Seriously. Marlowe can critique character traits, plot arcs, narrative arcs, pacing, punctuation, sentence structure, reading level and more. And she can show you how they compare with bestselling novels in the same genre.
Here’s Marlowe’s analysis of the following bestsellers.
Author: Harlan Coben
Word count: 112,301
Author: Blake Crouch
Genre: Science Fiction
Word count: 97,015
Author: Danielle Steel
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Word count: 113,106
The Way of Kings
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Word count: 397,374
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Author: Stieg Larsson
Word count: 175,285
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* Why Marlowe?
Marlowe is named for both Christopher Marlowe, the Elizabethan tragedian who inspired Shakespeare, and Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler’s hardboiled private eye who plays chess and reads poetry. We like to think she has Philip Marlowe’s intellect and investigative skills and Christopher Marlowe’s pioneering spirit and love for the written word.