The Choose Your Word Count critique differs from the Premier Critique in that I am evaluating sections of your writing that you choose to have critiqued. This can be used as a “spot critique” where you can choose any section of your book to be evaluated. It can be the beginning, the middle, the end, or anything in between, or the entire book. If you want me to evaluate the first 7,500 words of your book and comment on the plot points and hooks, please choose the Premier Critique and add in the plot points and a very detailed chapter-by-chapter outline. If you have already had a Premiere Critique and you want more help, you can use the Choose Your Word Count service for this ongoing support.
What the “Choose Your Word Count” Service Includes
The Choose Your Word Count service includes two follow-up emails (from you). Use them wisely, take your time in penning your questions to me, and remember that you have a seven day window to ask questions. That means seven days from the time I zip the critique off to you. When you get my report, take a look at the critique and begin assessing it to determine if you need a bit of clarity on a few points. These listed prices do not include a critique on your rewrite, so do not rewrite your submission and send it to me for another assessment. That is not what I mean by two follow-up emails. If you want another critique on what you have done, you will have to purchase a whole separate service again, as I will be spending the same amount of time, if not more time, evaluating the manuscript again. Your two follow-up emails are to provide clarity only regarding what I have written in the report I submit to you, and they are not to be used to garner a new critique of anything you rewrite.
Check List For Submission
- Pen a cover letter and tell me a little about yourself. What is your age? What is your favorite genre to read? What is your favorite genre to write in? How many books have you written? This cover letter will be included into a single document with your submission, and all should be double-spaced.
- Use Times New Roman 12-point font.
- Margins should be one inch all around.
- Use the Header feature to put your last name and book title in the upper left corner of every page. Insert page numbers in the upper right corner.
- Files must be in Word (.doc or .docx) format only.
- Make sure to send a title page (title and author name) along with the manuscript. Do NOT include acknowledgments, copyright page, dedication page, note from author, bibliography, or any other additional pages of material. However, you may like to have your Foreword, Introduction, or Afterword critiqued. If so, please include them.
- Put your cover letter, manuscript, and chapter-by-chapter outline (when applicable) all in one double-spaced document.
- But wait! Before you press that Send button, have you done your absolute best at providing the last-best-effort copy of your submission? If the answer is yes, send away, and welcome to a whole new level of writing.