I love working with other children’s writers working on picture books up to YA. I offer both editing and mentoring support tailored to your individual aims and needs.
Narrative nuts and bolts
‘Narrative nuts and bolts’ centres around a structural edit to help you make your story as strong as it needs to be. I’ll provide an in-depth review of the all-important ‘spine’ of your story plus observations on aspects such as logic, pace, characterisation, drama and setting. I will offer suggestions and possible solutions, along with a kind but honest appraisal of your manuscript’s promise.
The Writer’s companion
‘The Writer’s Companion’ is a longer term partnership. Encompassing a structural edit, it also allows for skilled, coaching-based one-to-one support as you develop your work(s) in progress, your skills and your confidence. I can help you work towards submission stage, with tailored advice all the way.