A Checkup For Your Manuscript

I'll use Story Grid tools to diagnose your draft 

What You'll Get

As a professionally trained Story Grid® Certified Editor, I'll deliver the following:

Three (or more) Master Stories to Study

See how the masters do it. I'll recommend three masterworks for you to analyze using the Story Grid tools.

A Spreadsheet of Your First Five Scenes

I'll create a detailed (hey, it's a spreadsheet) analysis of the first five scenes of your story pointing out where they work, where they don't, and how to improve them.

The Editor's Six Core Questions

Editors at the major publishing houses ask six questions of a manuscript. If the answers don't excite them, it joins all its cousins in the Rejection pile. I'll ask those questions first, and we'll go over the answers together.

And More

You will also get:

  • A sixty minute call
    We'll discuss my analysis of your story. Feel free to ask any questions, whether directly related to your story, or about Story Grid principles in general, or anything else you think would be helpful.
  • A recording of our conversation
    Don't feel rushed to take a million notes. I'll record our call so you can be free to just talk and listen. 
  • Next step recommendations
    I'll provide a personalized letter with suggestions for what to do next, including studying the three Masterworks mentioned above.
  • A "cheat sheet" listing the kinds of scenes and conventions readers expect to see in stories like yours.

How long is your manuscript?

Standard Length

$997

Six Core Questions

Spreadsheet of your first three scenes

One Hour Call + recording

Scene & Convention "cheat sheet"

Next Step Recommendation

Free Access to Story Fitness Toolbox

Up to 80,000 word manuscript

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Longer

$1197

Six Core Questions

Spreadsheet of your first three scenes

One Hour Call + recording

Scene & Convention "cheat sheet"

Next Step Recommendation

Free Access to Story Fitness Toolbox

Up to 95,000 word manuscript

SIGN UP HERE

Longest

$1497

Six Core Questions

Spreadsheet of your first three scenes

One Hour Call + recording

Scene & Convention "cheat sheet"

Next Step Recommendation

Free Access to Story Fitness Toolbox

Up to 120,000 word manuscript

SIGN UP HERE

I'm not accepting manuscripts over 120,000 words at this time. My advice is to try  to cut your draft down -- look for exposition and ask if its really necessary. Look for redundancies between scenes. If your story really requires a large canvas, you can fill in the form below and I'll try to find a Story Grid Certified Editor who handles longer manuscripts. If I find one, they'll contact you directly.

Find me an editor who can help with my manuscript.

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