Are you attempting to take your manuscript to the next level? Perhaps your critique group has commented on your work over several rounds and you need a fresh viewpoint? Maybe you need an extra set of eyes to review a story before submission? Melissa can help!
For a multiple story package, please contact Melissa.
Melissa reserves the right to not take on critiques at any time. Additionally, a professional critique does not guarantee that you will secure an agent or publishing deal, as the market is highly competitive and subjective.
Melissa will provide both big picture and small picture comments. These focus on: plot, theme, structure, story arc, pacing, character development, and marketability of the idea, as well as language, word choice, grammar, and other writing details.
TYPES OF STORIES
Melissa critiques both fiction and non-fiction stories, including rhyming work. For fiction, please send manuscripts under 600 words. For non-fiction, the stories may be longer, usually up to around 1200 words, and may include back matter.
Melissa uses track changes with Word documents and will review your manuscript line-by-line, offering both detailed comments and overall, comprehensive comments.