Ideal for writers who would like feedback on the pacing and plotting of a novel but cannot afford a full developmental edit. In a structure workshop, I will review your synopsis and chapter outline and provide feedback via a one-hour Skype or phone workshop. These workshops are appropriate both for writers who have completed a draft and those still in the planning stages.
Query Letter Review
Includes two rounds of written feedback on a completed 1-page query letter. Writers have the opportunity to revise in between rounds of editing.
Need help developing your query or figuring out where to submit it? Check out The Forum, which provides guidance on the entire submission process.
Short Story or Chapter Review
A review of a short story or novel chapter (up to 20 pages) with either written feedback or a Skype workshop. The notes or workshop will provide lessons on elements of craft that will be applicable to future writing.
A 1–2 page synopsis is necessary to sell your book, but can be incredibly difficult to write. This package includes guidance for getting started and one round of editing of the synopsis.
Literary Agent Research
How do you identify the literary agents who are best suited for your work? This package will get you started with a spreadsheet of 30 literary agents currently accepting submissions in your category and genre. The spreadsheet will include current contact information and submission guidelines for each agent.
Need more help with the agent submission process, or suggestions on what to do after you’ve submitted? Check out The Forum, which provides guidance on the entire submission process.
Book Proposal Review
Before you begin submitting your non-fiction book proposal to agents and editors, make sure it is in the best possible shape. I can review all the elements of the proposal, including your subject hook, selling handle, complimentary and competing titles, marketing plan, outline, and chapter sample.
Need help developing your proposal or figuring out where to submit it? Check out The Forum, which provides guidance on the entire submission process.