One-On-One Manuscript Consultations

First: I carefully read your material.

Second: I make comments , edits, and suggestions on your manuscript. (My preferred method is using MS Word's "Track Changes" feature.)

Third: We discuss. Either in person or by phone.

Macro Feedback includes what I see as your:

  • Vision for the material.

  • Major areas of conflict.

  • Overall characterization.

  • Plot: pacing & ordering.

Micro Feedback Includes:

  • Areas to & suggestions how to:

  • Sharpen conflict.

  • Effectively use place, atmosphere, setting.

  • Opportunities to deepen characterization with:

  • Dialogue.

  • Concreteness of detail.

  • Precision of emotion.

  • The comments on your manuscript outline the discussion.

Our conversation is focused to achieve two things at once:

  • Address specific issues within the story, chapter, or excerpt.

  • Give you an improved comprehension of craft applicable to ALL of your work.