The services listed below include a free consultation of up to 30 minutes (by phone or in person) to determine whether it would be beneficial for us to work together. Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
$100 per session
If you would like ongoing feedback on works in progress, accountability for staying focused on your writing goals, or even help getting started, mentoring may be for you. We can contract for a series of sessions or we can meet periodically on a mutually agreed schedule for a pay-as-you-go arrangement. It is entirely up to you!
Here’s what I offer for each $100 session:
50 minutes of face-to-face discussion (via telephone if you prefer)
AWA review of up to 10 double-spaced pages of manuscript (about 2,500 words) with a detailed feedback letter (see below for information about the manuscript review process)
Suggestions for writing prompts, journaling, or other activities to keep you writing, as appropriate
I do not offer assistance getting your work to market, unless I happen to know of a good market for your work. However, I often can make suggestions for next steps toward publication.
AWA Manuscript Review
$50 per hour
One of the best features of the Amherst Writers & Artists method is the positive support that it gives to writers as they spread their wings and experiment with their writing. This attitude also infuses the AWA manuscript review process, which both celebrates your strengths and (gently) points out areas for improvement. You can then use this feedback to revise and produce your next draft.
Here’s how it works:
You submit a hard-copy double-spaced manuscript of any length to me.
I note the following on the manuscript: (1) places where my attention was taken out of the story or I felt confused, and (2) places where the writing is exceptionally strong.
I write you a letter summarizing my evaluation of the manuscript.
I meet with you for up to 30 minutes at no charge to discuss my evaluation. If you would like a longer consultation, it is $25 per half hour.
“It takes both honesty and courage to wrestle the truth of experience onto a page.” –Pat Schneider, How the Light Gets In