Critiques

Critique Service

Recruits, are you ready to shave off unnecessary words? Are your ready for your manuscript to get a bit of a buzz cut?

A critique service is available for Writers Advance! Boot Camp participants. When you register, you may pay for a critique in the following categories:

CATEGORIES

  1. Articles
  2. Blog Post
  3. Blog Critique
  4. Children’s: Chapter Book
  5. Children’s Books: Picture Book, Easy Reader, Board Book
  6. Devotions
  7. Editing: Basic line-by-line editing services available
  8. General: First Fifteen Pages of Your Manuscript
  9. Fiction: Romance, General Fiction, Women’s, Contemporary, Suspense
  10. Non-fiction books: True Life, Inspirational, Motivational, Encouragement
  11. Plays/Skits
  12. Proposals
  13. Screenplays: Any genre

Critique Submission Guidelines:

1. Manuscript: Times News Roman, Double-spaced, One-Inch Margins, WORD DOCUMENT. Be sure you combine all requirements into a SINGLE document.

2. Email Submissions as an attachment: Terri Kelly, bootcampcritiques@gmail.com. Subject Line: WRITERS ADVANCE CRITIQUE. In the body of the email, please list the genre.

3. Title Page: Include a title page with your submission: title, genre, page numbers, word count, and your name/email and other contact information on the title page within your document. A confirmation will be sent to you within 24 hrs. (Resend if you do you receive a confirmation.) SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT THESE DETAILS WILL NOT BE CRITIQUED.

4. Fee: see critique menu below.  Manuscripts will be forwarded via email to a faculty member. Please send a check made out to the faculty member’s name. Email Terri for a mailing address (bootcampcritiques@gmail.com).  Critiques will be completed upon receipt of payment. (The fee applies for each submission.)

5. Deadline: January 31, 2014 (You may begin sending critiques January 1, 2014.) Window is open between January 1, 2014 – January 31, 2014.

6. Completed critiques will be returned to you at the Writers Advance! Conference. You will automatically be given an appointment with the faculty member who critiqued your writing. Our faculty will not give you a buzz cut. We’ll approach each manuscript with more love than a drill sergeant so you may ADVANCE!

 

Buzz Cuts (Manuscript Critiques)

Articles: Newspaper or magazine     $25

250 -1500 words (Anything over 1500 words will be discarded.)

Blog Post  $15

250 -1500 words (Anything over 1500 words will be discarded.) A full assessment of your blog post, including a written list of suggestions and things you’re doing well.

Blog Critique   $15

A full assessment of your blog, including a written list of suggestions and things you’re doing well.

Children’s Chapter Book  $25

One Chapter or 10 pages (Not to exceed 10 pages.)

Children’s Books (Picture Book, Easy Reader, Board Book)  $20 each

Send complete manuscript

Devotions (Devotions for print or web/blog, Limit of 3)  $15 each

Editing: Basic line-by-line editing services available   $20 per 5 pages

General: First Fifteen Pages of Your Manuscript includes a breakdown of overall writing, marketability, hook, tension, and POV.   $35

Fiction: 10 pages + page synopsis. MUST have 2-page synopsis for romance, general        fiction, suspense, Women’s Fiction.) $25

Non-fiction books: 10 pages + 2-page synopsis. MUST have 2-page synopsis for True Life, Inspirational, Motivational, Encouragement  $25

Plays/Skits:  Two-line synopsis: including theme/focus. Send entire script. $20

Proposals:  Fiction or non-fiction proposals. Send the first 25 pages or 1 chapter and a 1-2 page synopsis. (No more than 25 total pages.)  $25

Screenplays: Any genre: Send first 15 pages only and 1 page synopsis $35

 Faculty

**Please note faculty participation could change

Articles

Ann Tatlock, Yvonne Lehman, Cindy Sproles, Diana Flegal, Lori Hatcher

Mike Dellosso, Andrea Merrell

Blog Post

Edie Melson, Mike Dellosso, Lori Hatcher, Lori Marett

Blog Critique

Edie Melson

Children’s: Chapter Book

Terri Kelly

Children’s Books: Picture Book, Easy Reader, Board Book 

Terri Kelly, Lori Marett

Devotions

Cindy Sproles, Edie Melson, Andrea Merrell, Lori Hatcher

Editing: Basic line-by-line editing services available

Andrea Merrell, Denise Loock, Lori Hatcher

General: First Fifteen Pages of Your Manuscript

Yvonne Lehman, Ann Tatlock, Diana Flegal, Lori Marett

Fiction: Romance, General Fiction, Women’s, Contemporary, Suspense

Ann Tatlock, Yvonne Lehman, Cindy Sproles, Mike Dellosso, Andrea Merrell, Lori Marett

Non-fiction books: True Life, Inspirational, Motivational, Encouragement

Ann Tatlock, Yvonne Lehman, Edie Melson, Andrea Merrell, Lori Marett

Plays/Skits

Lori Marett

Proposals

Diana Flegal, Yvonne Lehman, Ann Tatlock, Mike Dellosso

Sceenplays

Lori Marett