• One-on-One Services

    Developmental Editing

    You've finished the first draft. Congratulations! That is a big bold accomplishment to be proud of.

     

    Now come the revisions. I can provide another eye on your novel, looking at structure, arc, characterization. pacing and all the elements that make a novel a page turner.

     

    I specialize in historical fiction, historical mystery/thriller, and women's fiction.

     

    Questions? Let's talk. Click the button below to schedule a Zoom meeting.

     

    Currently accepting clients for 2023

    Story Well Consultation

    Need some clarity on your story arc? Main character goals? Pinch points? Want me to look at a scene? Do you need a sounding board for your story and plots points? I am offering half-hour Zoom calls to listen, ask questions, and provide a road map forward for your story.

     

    $35 per half hour

    Coaching

    If you are looking for accountability and deadlines, plus individual feedback on your story, narrative drive, character development and what needs to happen to make your novel tick (and readers turning pages) this program is for you. You will submit pages and receive in-line developmental notes and comments on your story, plus answers to questions you want me to focus on while reading. We will schedule Zoom meetings to review the work and plot out the next steps.

     

    Questions? Let's talk. Click the button below to schedule a Zoom meeting.

     

    Currently accepting clients for 2023

    First Ten Pages

    Your opening 10 pages make a lasting impression on your reader - and carry a great responsibility. Here we establish setting, tone, pace, genre. In these few pages we offer the reader a taste of what is to come, hooking them through conflict, character, and stakes.

    Are your opening pages up to the task? Opening paragraph? Opening line? Through feedback, prompts, and rewriting, this is your chance to deepen the opening and lay the groundwork for the story to come.

     

    After registering, we will set up submission time - you may submit up to 2,500 words. After I have reviewed your work, we will meet for a 30-min Zoom call to review notes and set up a plan for revisions.

     

    Cost: $79

    Query & Synopsis Review

    You've finished your novel. You're ready to submit to agents and editors. It's time to write your query and symopsis. To be honest, these are two of the hardest things you'll write.

     

    I will critique your query and synopsis, looking to focus your 2 page synopsis so the story, character arcs and voice come through, and make sure the mini-synopsis in the body of the query hooks the right agent.

     

    In addition, we will work together to hone your audience and find the right comps to include in the letter. The goal? Have a solid professional query and synopsis ready to send out.

     

    After I have reviewed your work, we will meet for a 30-min Zoom call to review notes and set up a plan for revisions.

     

    Cost: $150

    Query, Synopsis + First 50 pages

    A query and synopsis review plus a developmental edit of your first 50 pages.

     

    After I have reviewed your work, we will meet for a 30-min Zoom call to review notes and set up a plan for revisions.

     

    Cost: $350

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