Critiques: Online (1hr, $300, 10 double-spaced pages) or via Email ($30/page, double-spaced, 5 page minimum)

I mentioned in my interview that one of the most useful things when learning to write is to have someone who knows what makes writing worth reading and who can write well go over your work with you (starts about 1.45m in).

Your critique of my novel was priceless. – Hudson, NH

 
I’ve also shared some of my critiquing methods on line in Writers’ Groups – Critiques and So I gave myself an exercise (eating my own dogfood)….

You caught everything and more than my editor did. – Berlin, MA

 
Several people have contacted me since that interview to ask if I would do a critique of their work. Several of the authors I’ve interviewed in the Author Interview Plunge have asked if I’d critique their work.

Your critique left me limp, giddy and exhilirated. – Vienna, VA

 
Okay. I get it. I’m good at critiquing.
Would you like me to critique some of your work?

You are a fabulous teacher. – Parsippany, NJ

 
Happy to do so…for a price, of course, and there are some rules and restrictions.

  1. Don’t have five pages to submit? No problem, put two or more stories into the single submission.
  2. I’m not the final arbiter of your work. You are. Don’t like what my critique? No problem, take your work elsewhere. Note: Your payment is non-refundable even if you don’t like my critique.
  3. I’m neither agent nor publisher, nor does working with me ensure publication.
  4. My end goal is to teach you enough so that you’ll a) not need me any more or b) be able to confidently go on to someone more capable than I (and let me know who they are. I might need help, too!).
  5. Should I look at your work and believe I’m not going to be helpful, I’ll let you know and refund your payment.
  6. Online critique sessions are one (1) hr long. We may run longer. Don’t count on it.
  7. Material submitted for critique can take 3-10 days to complete. I’ll keep you posted should I need more time.

You not only saw what was wrong, you showed me how to fix it using my own ideas, in fifteen minutes! – Boston, MA

 
Fill in the form below and we’ll get started.

Critique Request
Scheduled Live Online Critique - you'll be contacted via email to select a date/time for the 1-on-1 critique shortly after I receive your materials.
Material submitted for critique - you'll be notified via email that your material was received and when to expect your critique returned.
Please remember to check spam/junk folders and allow nlb.pub emails to get through.
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