I will provide detailed and constructive feedback on your work in a written report and, if you choose this option, will also return your manuscript to you, marked with my annotations. The documents are completely bespoke and are written to complement each other (if you’d like your manuscript annotated), and our discussion (see below).
Of course, each writer will have different strengths and areas that need work. Therefore it’s very difficult to say exactly how long your report might be and what it might cover. However, each critique is usually somewhere between 20 and 30 pages, and will focus in detail on the particular issues raised by your submission. These can include things such as: plot and characterisation; structure; writing techniques such as ‘Show Don’t Tell’; dialogue; narrative voice; how to add detail and texture and sub-plotting. Despite the length, the reports are easy to read and will not, I promise, be full of jargon.
If necessary, I will also provide advice on layout, punctuation and grammar. I always use examples from your own book to illustrate my points.
We will then have the opportunity to discuss each point and any other issues raised, during our face-to-face meeting