SOME SERVICES OFFERED
I’ll read through the project and give a 3-5 page letter breaking down concerns or problems with overall issues — structure, pacing, characterization, plot issues, etc. It won't include typos, grammar and such (unless I just can't help myself at that time!)
This will include either three rounds of emails to clarify points, or an hour of phone/Skype discussion.
I’ll review the manuscript and edit it (in Word) with margin notes and corrections, discussing structural, pacing, and characterization errors. While not a copy-edit, this will also catch most spelling, grammar and typos. This can include 60 minutes of phone/Skype clarification or a few rounds of email clarification.
If an author needs feedback before starting the full manuscript, I can review the story idea or proposal, make comments and have a discussion about the direction of the story.
Author Brand Review
I can review social media profile and give suggestions about positioning and development.
I will give feedback on any project that requires an edit — resume, speech, paper, etc.
- Discussion of Career and where to focus
- Reviewing query letters and proposals
- Copywriting (cover)
I’ve definitely learned that each author works in her own unique way, and no two writing books will strike the same chord with the same authors. However, there are a number of titles that I’ve come to find really useful over the years. Here’s a selection — and more will be coming.
STORY by Robert McKee (though focusing on screenplays, it does have a wealth of information and techniques)
WRITING A ROMANCE NOVEL FOR DUMMIES by Leslie Wainger (though it hasn’t been updated, the craft elements are great!)
GMC: GOAL, MOTIVATION, CONFLICT by Debra Dixon (clear, concise and so useful!)
ON WRITING by Stephen King (memoir, craft, inspiration!)