Consultation Special

After doing a week of my own rewrites for my second rugby romance coming out in March, I’ve decided to offer a special on my consultations. So  you don’t have to go through that Hell, and Hell it was as I nixed 15 pages of material, I’m offering consultations at $100 instead of the normal $150.

$100 Consultation Special

I’d forgotten what utter crud it is to have to rework whole sections and chapters of a book, but this last one was a doozy. Why? Because I thought I would give pantsing a go. I’ve always been a plotter, but I wanted to get this next book out fast and thought writing as a pantser was the answer. It may work for some, but not me. And not many good authors out there. To really know your characters, to understand their GMC, to know how they feel and how they will speak. And above and beyond that, a strong plot that brings it all together. And don’t forget to close all your conflict threads by the end! Phew! What voice you want for the story, tense to use, subplots, stringing it together for a series… Lots to remember.

Well, that’s what I’m here to help you with. If you book a consultation between now and January 31st, you get all the same goodies of a regular consultation but for $50 less. Check out those goodies HERE

I have available slots as soon as this week, or book your consultation anytime within three months of sign-up.

Start out 2017 with a strong story! Contact me at cdemaagd at gmail.com

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New consultation service

This service is invaluable for an author who is tired of rewriting, or something isn’t quite clicking and bogging down their writing process. Or maybe you don’t even know where to start as you stare at the flashing cursor in your blank Word document. Let’s hash it out! The publishing market is only becoming more saturated, so let me help you design an original story with compelling characters and concepts.

From my Consultation page:

The consultation service is an initial hour-long conversation between author and myself by skype or phone about your story or stories. With over 16 years in the publishing industry, including five years in genre fiction with a New York publishing house, I have worked with over fifty authors and have edited over one hundred manuscripts.

This service is meant as an intense planning session for a book or series and to avoid hundreds of hours of rewriting. Many authors know that rewriting happens, but you can avoid much of it by a clear picture and documentation of your story. And with that clarity in mind, an author will be motivated and tend to write faster.

This service is for  independent authors who are looking for honest feedback on chosen genre and concepts, but also guidance in stories to produce a book that is marketable and will sell.

It would also be helpful to  publishers who may need an experienced development editor to work with authors who release books frequently to help with planning and execution.

Some of the elements discussed below, but the list is endless, depending on your needs.

  1. Main characters: their motivations, back story, their ARCs
  2. Secondary characters: Are they needed? Relationship with MCs
  3. Plot and sub plots
  4. Conflict and resolutions and closing threads
  5. Setting and setting changes
  6. Genre choice and writing style
  7. Voice and person

Consultation is $150.00 USD and includes a half hour follow-up discussion within one month of the initial call. Payment through paypal.