Prewrite Consult

Worried about starting your novel? Not sure how to structure the story you want to tell? Scared of failure?

Don’t worry! There’s an edit for that!

Working one-on-one I can help you plan your story so you can avoid the worst pitfalls. Whether you are a plotter or pantster, whether you’ve written no books or hundreds, whether you haven’t started the book or are on the fifteenth draft… I can help.

The Basics – $20 – I’ll send you a questionnaire, review that and your 2-6 page synopsis, then give you the feedback you need to avoid pitfalls while you write or fix the plot problems that showed up in your earlier drafts. This is great for authors on a budget who know they can edit, but can’t figure out how to solve the problem they’re stuck on.

A Little More Help – $45 – All of the above plus an exchange of up to three emails (3 from you with appropriate responses). This gives you a little more help and a chance to talk out any concerns you have about the book.

Career Kickstarter – $75 – New to writing? Ready to try a new genre? Come kick your idea around with me and let’s make this happen! We’ll talk about your dreams, exchange emails, and you will leave with the perfect High Concept Pitch, a pre-book blurb, as much of an outline as you need, and a secret email that will let you get in touch with me if you get stuck. Everything in “A Little More Help” plus your pick of 6 emails or 30 minutes in chat.

Deadline Dilemma – $150 –  Your* stuck, your book is on a deadline and you need immediate help. You will get second tier help (a little more help) plus a 2-hour skype session (divided up into 1,2, or 4 sessions) where I sit down and help you rework your book in real time. You will leave with a fixed plot, and a game plan that will let you hit your deadline with confidence and style.

*You’re <– this is exactly why you need a line editor! Ask me for references.

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