Is this you?
You’ve started your novel ten different times but can’t seem to get past the first few chapters.
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.
You’re halfway through writing your novel, but something isn’t working, and you’re not sure where to go from here.
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 you, I can help.
First, read my posts about writing.
Need more guidance? Hire me as a manuscript consultant!
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 or memoir project as well.
Option 1: Story Coaching
Get the help you need to finally type “the end!” With Story Coaching, you can finish your manuscript and feel good about it!
Send me a 2-page synopsis, the first 10 pages, and up to 4,000 additional words about your novel, such as important scenes or a more in-depth outline/summary. Tell me your goal for the manuscript and what I need to know in order to help you: how much you’ve written so far, where you think you’re going with the story, what’s giving you trouble, etc.
I will provide written feedback and ideas about your plot, characters, conflict, and more. I will give you suggestions about where to go from here and point you towards helpful resources. We’ll have one phone or Zoom session to discuss, or we can communicate solely through email if you’d rather.
Ready to get started with Story Coaching? Click here!
Option 2: Beta Reader Feedback
Send me your entire novel. I will provide detailed written 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 the word count of your project, but are as low as $500 for a full novel critique.
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