It’s been just over a year of writing advice and tips on this blog now and hopefully it has been helpful. While I will continue to post writing advice on here, I have also decided to take a new tack to help people a little more practically and specifically.
As such, I am offering free high-level critiques to those who are interested. These will be a critique of your first 5-10 pages, depending on where it falls most naturally at a break. I will look at prose, character, pace, conflict and anything else that stands out. There will be line edits and overall comments as well. I will make suggestions, offer advice and try to point you in the right direction to improve.
By sending me these pages, you agree that your writing will be posted on my blog with the associated critique. The idea is that everyone can learn from this, not just you. It is a new way of expressing writing advice, and you get a free critique out of it too!
Email the your pages to email@example.com with the subject line: Critique Request - ‘Title of Work’.
I will ignore any pages that do not have this subject line. Please also ensure that you read the below rules and follow them exactly. If you do not follow them for any reason, I will not critique your work.
Here are the rules:
I am critiquing fiction prose of all types. Not poetry, non-fiction, screen-writing, etc. They are not my area of expertise. I am also not currently looking at query letters, though I may at some point open it up to that in the future.
I am a writer, a reader and a teacher. I write about writing. Sometimes I write about other things too.