Blue Pencil Diagnostic

How a Blue Pencil Diagnostic works:

You’ll send me:

A completed worksheet (which I provide) with a set of fundamental questions that will allow us to see the foundations of your novel at a glance (the Mini Blueprint*).

The requisite number of pages according to the session you choose.

You’ll receive:

My time to read, analyze, prepare and report, solely dedicated to you and your project.

An professional editorial letter containing specific, actionable feedback on your pages, including what’s working and what needs attention.

Suggestions for next steps.

A list of resources related to my findings, as needed.

One coaching session (up to 60 minutes) via zoom to go over my feedback, answer questions, and talk about you and your novel.

Blue Pencil #1: the first 10 pages (up to 3,000 words). $99

An assessment of the first 10 pages (3,000 words) of your manuscript, mini blueprint*, and coaching session.

Blue Pencil #2: the first 50 pages (up to 15,000 words) $450

An assessment of the first 50 pages (15,000 words) of your manuscript, mini blueprint*, and coaching session.

*The mini blueprint is an abbreviated version of Author Accelerator’s comprehensive Blueprint for a Book, designed to show where important fundamental elements are firmly in place and where decisions still need to be made or clarified. Because it’s only one page, it focuses on your vision for the book and the core elements of character and story.

If you’ve never been coached before, a blue pencil session is also a great way to get a sense of what it’s like to work with me!