My mother did one of those DNA tests and we found out she’s like one smidgen Irish — which makes me a half-smidgen Irish, which is enough to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, right?
It also reminds me that maybe a long time ago my relatives weren’t all eating matzah ball soup, and that kind of opens the window in my fiction brain.
But I digress. I’m here because my schedule has eased a bit for a bit (I’ve a way with words, no?) and I’ll love to fill it with your words instead of my own!
The point of a first-50 page evaluation is to let you know what’s working well and what could be working better. I’ll give you general writing and storytelling tips specific to your story as well as examples using your own work. I’ll nitpick, but not too much. And all this goodness comes in an editorial letter of 3-5 pages and up to 30 minutes of phone time if you want, after you’ve had a chance to digest the feedback, but within 2 weeks so it’s all fresh in my mind.
You might think this leads to a lot of full manuscript work, but it doesn’t. What happens is that writers (y’all are a bunch of smartie pants) use the feedback to inform the rest of their writing or revisions.
I’ve been book coaching and freelance editing for 12 years — that’s longer than I’ve been a published author! (My debut, The Glass Wives hit bookshelves in 2013.)
PLEASE SHARE THE LUCK BY SHARING THIS WITH YOUR WRITER FRIENDS.
I can’t believe March is half over, can you?
I have a big April planned for WFW, with one writing tip, trick, or bit of advice each day for 30 days! How’s that for lucky? I wanted to round up all the best bits I share with my writers and instead of keeping it all to myself, I’ll share. So watch out for more on that coming soon.
PS First-50 evals are normally $250 so (watch me do math) that’s $225 with the discount. Think about all the corned beef and cabbage, green beer, and Irish potatoes you can buy with the money you save!
PPS I’m also the other kind of green as well. I recycle, stay away from single-use plastics, and eschew straws — except the steel ones I gave my daughter that she left at home!