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Writers of Fiction

I love rewrites. When else can spilled milk be made into ice-cream.

Katherine Paterson

Early Sounding Board

When you’re setting out on a new project you need to spend some time nourishing your thoughts. We hope the material on our Resources and Windfalls pages will help.

Sometimes an early sounding board can be really useful. We’d be delighted to hear about your idea and respond to any initial material, either over email, on the phone, or, where possible, face to face.

Orienting Manuscript Review

Together our team will take a close look at your manuscript, articulate its strengths and think carefully about where the focus of your next draft should fall. Our thoughts will be outlined to you in an email.

Comprehensive Manuscript Review

This is a more detailed look at your manuscript, considering premise, plot, structure, style and voice. We will comment on areas that need further attention and make clear suggestions for development. You will receive a comprehensive letter and an annotated copy of your manuscript. A follow up phone call is included too, so that we can chat through the review.

Last Look Manuscript Review

We will take a last look at your manuscript, picking up on any lingering issues and making suggestions for final edits.

We are happy to help you think through where to go next with your work free of charge at this stage. We are also happy to advise you on how to present your work to publishers and agents.


Please note: Some people prefer to discuss their work face-to-face, over Skype or on the phone. We are happy to substitute a series of calls for a written review, if it suits you better.