What we can do for you

Wherever you are in the process of writing your novel, we offer personalized, expert support. We recommend you start with a consultation to figure out where you are with your writing, and how we can best serve you (but, of course, it's up to you). The consultation fee is $75 includes a review of up to 10 pages in your manuscript (double-spaced, with one-inch margins in Times New Roman). If you'd like a phone or Skype consultation afterward, that's available for an additional $25 for 30 minutes. Typically, Jolie Stekly handles initial consultations, but you are welcome to work with any of us.

From there we offer the following paths:

Jolie Stekly works with people who are figuring out what sort of book they're writing, and who need guidance at the beginning and intermediate stages of their writing journey. She will teach you how to develop characters, write scenes, plan a plot, and get your first draft on the page.

Lish McBride works with writers in the more intermediate and advanced stages. You've made progress on your manuscript, but need graduate-level support to develop your ideas and techniques. She offers support at this level, plus whole-manuscript critiques.

Martha Brockenbrough supports you in the last stages of your journey, especially in identifying agents, writing query letters and synopses, and understanding the publishing industry well enough that you make the savviest choices in a very competitive landscape.