You've finished your manuscript, but you're
not sure it's ready for publication.
· You wonder if it’s well enough
· You're torn between two (seemingly)
mutually exclusive plot directions.
· You think you could find a stronger
starting point—but aren't sure where that would be.
· Your main character is resisting the
changes s/he must undergo.
· You're not sure the point of view you’ve
chosen is the best for your story or message.
You're ready for a manuscript critique.
A good literary critique
brings a savvy, well-trained eye and a nuanced, sensitive ear to the evaluation of your
work. It's personal. It's professional. It's comprehensive.
Through the critique process, Tom or Jamie
will explore a variety of literary elements with you. These might include organization, concept, plot, theme, character development,
dialogue, pacing, voice and tone. We’ll ask questions to illuminate deeper meaning – Why did your main character
make that choice? How do you want your audience to feel? What would happen if you introduced this character in an earlier
Most importantly, like a sort
of “literary metal detector,” we’ll seek the gold—unexplored possibilities, undeveloped potentials,
unrealized themes—that might lie just beneath the surface of your text.
Click here to learn more about how a professional critique can transform your
manuscript into a publishable piece of writing.
Tom Wallace | 407-617-1661