Is this you?
You’ve started your novel ten different times, but you can’t seem to get past the first few chapters.
Maybe you have a story you want to tell – or some great characters marching around in your head – but every time you sit down to write, you feel stumped.
Or maybe you’ve written a novel, but you know it could be better. You’re ready to revise, but you’re not sure where to start.
If any of these sound like your situation, I can help.
First, read my posts about writing.
Second, take Daniel David Wallace’s FREE online novel-writing seminar!
Still need more guidance? Read on…
Want one-on-one help?
I teach creative writing classes and work one-on-one with writers. I can help you start a new novel, revise an old one, or push through a manuscript that has stalled halfway. I specialize in Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction, but I’ll take on the right adult novel project as well.
Option 1: Story Coaching
Send me a 2-page synopsis and up to 5,000 additional words about your novel. This can be the first few chapters, important scenes, or a more in-depth summary. Tell me what you think I need to know in order to help you: what you’ve written so far, where you think you’re going with the story/characters, what’s giving you trouble, etc.
I will provide detailed feedback and ideas about your plot, characters, conflict, and more. I will then give you suggestions about where to go from here and point you towards helpful resources.
All of this for the low price of $150!
Ready to get started with Story Coaching? Fill out the form at the bottom of this page!
Option 2: Beta Reader Feedback
Send me your entire novel. I will provide detailed feedback on your overall manuscript with notes and ideas about plotting and structure, character, dialogue, point of view, summary versus scene, and other major areas of craft. I will suggest revision strategies and provide resources to help you take the next steps towards your ultimate goal.
For a very reasonable price, you will receive:
- in-text comments on your manuscript
- a comprehensive, written critique letter
- a follow-up phone call or email with me
I accept Young Adult and Middle Grade manuscripts. I will also take on adult manuscripts if I feel I am the right beta reader for the project. Prices vary depending on length but are as low as $400 for a full novel critique.
Ready to get started with Beta Reader Feedback? Fill out the form below!