Manuscript Critique Service & Line Editing
I critique picture books, middle grade fiction, young adult fiction, memoir, and adult fiction. My fees are $40 for picture books and $2 per page for fiction and memoir. A critique also includes line edits and page notes. Email me for approximate turn around times. Please note that I only critique projects over 150 pages May-August.
Custom Designed Writing Workshops
I design on-going and short-term workshops for schools, libraries, conferences, and small groups. Past topics have included Getting Out of the Slush Pile: 19 Things Your First Page Must Do, Voice and Character, So You Wanna Be a Writer?, Who’s Really Reading KidLit?, Radical Revision, Story Structure, and Writing for Tweens and Teens. Please contact me about creating a workshop to meet your group’s needs.
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Custom School Programs & Presentations
Talking to students about writing and books is always a pleasure for me. I am available for classroom visits, school presentations, writing workshops, or Skype visits. I also train teachers in effective and inspirational writing instruction. Prices vary depending on the time commitment. Please contact me to work out details and logistics.
Writing Conferences with Marjetta Geerling
As a panelist, lecturer, or workshop leader, I can talk about young adult literature, writing craft, the writer’s journey, and publishing. I am also available for critique faculty.