Tag Archives: writing

Launching my Writing for Children critique service

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICING STRUCTURE*

After having had several enquiries about manuscript assessments, I have decided to launch my own critique service.  Simply choose your rate depending on the length of your manuscript and email to me.  Once I have received your payment (Paypal or bank transfer) I will respond to you within 3 weeks.  You can also include your synopsis and covering letter for each manuscript for free!  Payment is per thousand words.  For a longer book, why not send the first three chapters plus synopsis and covering letter for an appraisal of your complete submission package?

My critique includes:

  • Assessment of pace, plot, characters, dialogue and your author voice.manuscript-critique-service-pic
  • Advice on grammar and punctuation.
  • Help with presentation and layout.
  • Suggestions on how to edit your work.
  • Areas to work on, and most importantly, your strengths!
  • Appraisal of your submission package, if applicable.

I specialise in picture books and young fiction as that’s the age group I’m published in, but I’m happy to look at any writing for children up to young adult.

Rates per manuscript as from 12/10/17

£25 for first 1000 words

£5 per 1000 words after that

Plus free synopsis and cover letter critique with each manuscript!

Payment should be via paypal to lou dot treleaven at sky dot com or bank transfer (please email me for details).  I look forward to hearing from you!

Save

Advertisements

Second Prize at Winchester!

I was delighted to win second prize in the ‘Writing for Children aged 8-11′ category at the Winchester Writers’ Conference on Saturday. Thrilled to get a placing, I attempted to run down the steps at the side of the auditorium, only due to their unexpected shallowness I ended up doing a sort of lope that seemed to go on forever as the stairs just kept going further and further down. When I finally got to the stage I adopted a more sensible gait and had my photograph taken with Jude Evans from Little Tiger Press.  I will be off to Waterstones directly with my prize book tokens where I will be spending them on some of the novels recommended in the Dystopian Worlds workshop I attended, presented by Sam North – more of which soon.