“As a newcomer to the writing world, I have a great deal to learn about the business of publishing. After reading various ‘How to get published’ articles and books it seems almost impossible to break in.” (read full testimonial)
—From Sue Pinto, Aspiring Picture Book and Young Reader Author — New York
Does my story come together? Does the plot work? Are my characters intriguing? Do the characters and setting contribute to the plot effectively? Will this story hold the interest of my target audience?
Perhaps you feel stuck and can’t figure out why a particular story has received numerous rejections. You’ve exhausted writing books and conferences. And your critique partners, or other people whose opinions you revere, can no longer offer advice that can move your story forward. Or maybe you want professional advice sooner rather than later.
“Just-a-Read” is just that, with answers to the questions above and how to move forward. This critique includes a discussion by phone rather than a written critique. It does not include line editing, a marketing critique, or extensive fixes as you would find with the regular submissions. This is to help you get unstuck.
The fee is less than a normal critique. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your work, your concerns, and page count.
Look forward to reading your work!