In order for me to help solve your problems – please fill out the Consultation Form below, with your name, email address, etc. Also including, if you can, a brief note of any particular problems you may have, which you are finding difficult to resolve on your own.
When you return the Consultation Form, please remember to include a couple of suggestions of the dates/times for me to contact you for a 30 minute free consultation. I will either approve or suggest a rescheduled time.
We will then have a good chat, at absolutely no cost to you. Whereby you tell me about your writing career, or lack of it; what you’d like to achieve and what is proving particularly troublesome at the moment. During the conversation, it will probably become clear whether you think I can help you.
So, if you are happy with the services I offer, I’ll ask you to email me a copy of your synopsis - a very rough draft is OK – and either the first 3 chapters or 60 pages of the section of the book you’re working on. And also, if you’re happy with the proposed fee, to make a bank transfer.
Following which, having carefully read your typescript and synopsis, I will contact you again, suggesting a 30-40 minute discussion on Zoom.
This will include a detailed report, offering considerable feedback, in the case of a novel, the basic components of the plot; together with the all-important subjects of character development and dialogue. Other important items for discussion will also include the emotional context, pace, tension, and much more.
Also, because I’m a great believer in the importance of the first chapter, I’ll be paying special attention to the first scene – which is so often crucial for setting the whole tone of the book.
In the case of non-fiction, I will be concentrating on basic grammar and the use of language; the arrangement and layout of the material and, frankly, the readability of the material. Because, while you may be dealing in the main with facts – I can see no reason why your book should not be “a good read”, both for the layman as well as the expert.