Due to requests from writers recommended by ‘word of mouth’ I set up a dedicated critique and author mentoring service several years ago. I now mentor authors on three continents.
Writers receive a report covering manuscript presentation, title, opening paragraphs, story resolution, dialogue, characterisation and an overall assessment. They also get back their original document marked up with track changes to show my comments and advice directly on the text. The critiques cover not only where improvements are needed, but also detail what it is that writers are doing right! This is something that is often overlooked when work is appraised, but it is an important aspect in a writer’s progress.
The critique service is based on the following rates:
Flash Fiction: (up to 1,000 words) ......................£15
Short Fiction: (1,001 to 3,000 words) .................£30
Longer Fiction: an additional £6.50 per thousand words (or part thereof) over 3,000 — send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for quote and payment instructions.
Full novels, articles, non-fiction books and mentoring by negotiation
Email for a quote: email@example.com
How to submit work for critique
Choose one of the two payment options on the PayPal button below. You will be taken through a payment procedure.
After payment, submit your story as an email attachment (any form of Word document or PDF) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the covering email give your story’s title and word count, your full name and details of PayPal transaction if paying via a different email address to that used to submit the work.