Since February is the month of amore, I thought I’d show some love for writers and readers by running a special every week for the next four weeks. I hope you’ll check back from time to time and see what’s happening.
Week One – (now until Feb. 8th*) – Great Beginnings
Just like romantic relationships, stories should begin with an enticing promise of what’s to come. But too many times, a writer starts in the wrong place or begins with a scene that fails to illuminate the character’s dilemma or just plain goofs the genre. A break-up with the reader is inevitable! And don’t think you’re off the hook with non-fiction. You still have to win the reader in your first few pages. Enter the developmental editor…
For just $10, I’ll read your opening (five pages and a brief 100 word plot synopsis) and evaluate whether or not you’ve fulfilled your promise to the reader. This won’t be a line or content edit, mind you, but a high-level look at the effectiveness of your opening scene.
If you’re interested, drop me a line (find my contact info here) and let’s discuss your project. I’ll usually be able to turn these around in a day or two. And everything is through PayPal (no checks please!).
* If I get bombarded by editing requests, I reserve the right to shorten my offer timeframe or limit the number of manuscripts I accept. If that happens, I’ll update the page to reflect this.