New to children's writing and need guidance? Are you needing a fresh pair of eyes on your story? Perhaps you are looking for a line-by-line critique?
I can help! I provide critiques for manuscripts and query letters (non-rhyming picture book only) to writers of all stages.
Here are a few things to remember before asking for a professional critique:
All manuscripts should be under 1,000 words by industry standards.
Also take in account that most editors are wanting 500 or less in word count for the younger pbs (4 and under) and 800 or less in word count for the older pbs (8 and under).
Allow the illustrator enough room to expand the story.
Get rid of as many weedy, weak words as you can. You know those -ly words. Make those words sharp!
I offer critiques on...
non-rhyming picture books only. *I'm not a poet and I know it! LoL!*
Query / Cover letters
Query Letter: $10.00
Basic Critique: $25.00
Full Critique: $50.00
Second Look Critiques: $25.00
I accept payment by PAYPAL.
You will need to mail me at: TMC Productions with the subject line of CRITIQUE SERVICES. In the body of your email I will need your name, email address, which type of critique you are interested in, and your complete ms within the body of the email. *I will not open attachments.* I will respond with payment instructions and turn around time. I will need to have your full payment cleared before I return your critique.