Do you have a completed manuscript draft but you just aren't quite sure what your next step is? Or maybe you have a rough draft that can't seem to get past your gag-test. Perhaps you just need fresh eyes on a book that's been on your heart and mind long enough ...
Fret not. I got you.
Book a Story Assessment with me. I'll help you make the pivot from your current draft to your next step--whether it's to publish, find a beta reader, query an agent, revise, hire an editor--whatever you and your story need. I will give you clarity and direction.
WHAT IS A STORY ASSESSMENT?
A story assessment is a big picture review of your manuscript, no matter what shape it’s in. I assess your structure, character arcs, point of view(s), setting(s), major turning points, narrative, scene structure, and dialogue.
I will read, review, and send you an assessment letter detailing your story's strengths and weaknesses. I will point out which elements need tightening or clarification. I’ll flag possible plot holes, loose threads, and implausibilities.
Examples of issues I scan for in my story assessments:
-superfluous characters/points of view
-scenes that "float"
-ultra-long narrative or exposition
Don't worry--you'll have great stuff in there too and I'll be sure to point it out!
My story assessment will arm you with information and inspiration to help you pivot toward your next step. This is a great opportunity for you to take some time away from a draft, as mental and physical breaks from projects are vital.