Finishing a writing project is a feat worthy of celebration. But is your essay, article, or book ready to submit to an educator, college/university, editor, or publishing house? The answer lies in the first pages of your manuscript.
In fact, many industry professionals contend that any strengths or weaknesses in a manuscript are apparent in the first five pages.* As a writing mentor and coach who has worked with numerous aspiring and intermediate writers, I have discovered this to be true.
Actually, I have found that most manuscript errors are evident from page one!
Because a writer is unaware of those mistakes, he or she continues making them throughout the manuscript. Thus, by page five a pattern of errors has emerged that causes reader frustration and/or rejection.
- Schools reject candidates because of poor writing samples (essays, portfolios, etc.).
- Educators reject assigned projects, or reduce grades.
- Editors reject articles and books.
- Agents decide not to represent authors.
- Writers self-publish books, but can’t sell them.
- Publishing dreams die.
That’s the bad news.
The good news?
I OFFER A “5 FOR $25” MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE.
For only $25 (US), I will provide a comprehensive review of your first five pages (up to 1,200 words). (Page and word count are based on a typed, double-spaced document with 12-point font.) Yes, I review fiction. Yes, I review nonfiction. NOTE: I do not review erotica or similar topics/themes. I do not review sci-fi, horror, or speculative fiction.
That’s right: 5 pages for just $25! This is a limited time, promotional price. So, order your “5 for $25” critique today!!
WHY SO CHEAP?
A similar critique could cost you up to several hundred dollars. For this introductory promotion, I am offering it at only $25 for one reason: affordability. I wanted to eliminate any excuse you may have for not getting your manuscript professionally reviewed. It is my gift to you. It is a form of community service, and another way I use my talents to benefit others.
WHO CAN BENEFIT?
- Struggling scribes.
- Aspiring writers.
- Writers switching genres.
- Business professionals.
- Religious leaders.
- Self-published authors.
- Others seeking feedback on troublesome manuscripts.
WHAT WILL YOU GET?
For your individualized “5 for $25” manuscript critique you will receive feedback about your:
- Manuscript strengths and weaknesses.
- Theme/idea/thesis execution.
- Project construction/organization.
- Mechanics (grammar, word usage, and other writing mechanics).
- Suggestions for improvement.
- An answer to 1 question about your writing (excludes marketing recommendations).
***This is NOT a proofread or edit of your manuscript. Rather, the “5 for 25” Manuscript Critique analyzes your strengths and weaknesses, providing a roadmap for improved writing now – and in the future.***
ALL THAT FOR JUST $25.
There are a kazillion writers who may be able to assist you. Why partner with me? I am compassionate and non-judgmental. I have more than 25 years’ experience as a professional writer. I am a published author, award-winning freelance writer, freelance editor, literary judge, former publisher of an award-winning magazine for writers…and more! I’ve earned two degrees, including a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Trust me: You are getting a lot for your money! Check out my bio for complete information about my extensive background.
ORDER YOUR “5 FOR $25” MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE TODAY!
- PAY via Paypal, and include your contact email.
- SEND your first 5 pages to me via e-mail. If your manuscript is an admissions essay, contest entry, or other specialized project, please include the wording from that project so I can ascertain whether your manuscript has fulfilled the criteria. Note for book manuscripts: If your book begins with an introduction DO NOT send it. Instead, send the first 5 pages – up to 1,200 words – of chapter one. If desired, include 1 question/concern about your writing.
- RECEIVE your individualized critique within 72 hours/ 3 business days (after payment has been received, and excluding weekends).
It’s that easy!
I look forwarding to working with you.
*One good resource on this subject is a book by that name: The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman.