A Critique Involves Several Elements
A thorough critique shows you what is working and what isn’t. I will critique just about anything. I write, live, and breathe historical romance, and I dabble in erotica. I will critique flash fiction, short stories, novelettes, novellas, and novels.
I do not critique:
- Children’s books
- Pure literary
Flash fiction: 1,000 words or less $20
Short story: 1,001 to 10,000 words 2 cents per word
Novelletta: 10,001 to 20,000 words 2 cents per word
Novella: 20,001 to 50,000 words 2 cents per word
Novel: above 50,000 words 2 cents per word
If your story is over 100 thousand words, we need to talk. It is very hard to attract a publisher or agent with anything over 80,000 words from an unpublished author. Let me help you get rid of the stuff you don’t need. Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Historical Romance can run over 100 thousand words and often do. But, there can still be fluff you don’t need that slows the story to a dead stop.
My Critique Service Will Include:
- Help with your story. I will point out what does and doesn’t work.
- Help with the query, synopsis, and your back cover blurb. This is the first thing people see that makes them buy your book or put it back on the shelf and move on.
- Pointers on how to make the story better.
- Suggestions on wording. You keep any suggestions I make. They belong to you.
- If you want to self-publish, I can provide tips on where to get cover art for a reasonable price.
- Links to other successful authors.
- Links to valuable resources for writers.
- Links to sites that tell you if a publisher or agent is a scam or legitimate.
- An honest, thorough, detailed critique.
- A critique of your cover art.
- Help you learn the world of writing jargon so you sound like a professional.
I will create a dialogue with you where you can ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and put out your hair if it catches on fire. I will respond in a timely manner and do a second critique on your changes for:
- Novels, 1 cent a word
- Novellas, 1 cent a word
- Novelette, 1 cent a word
- Short Story, 1 cent a word
- Flash Fiction, $10
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still not sure? Check out my short story, Silence, before you commit.