Idea Checker

Have a story idea or outline? Want to make sure it works before investing hours of your life into writing a book?

If so, the idea checker is the way to go.

Who it’s for:

Any writer with a story idea looking for a professional’s opinion on their concept before jumping in.

What it is: 

A review of your story or idea. I’ll look at up to two pages of description of your concept, write up a page of my thoughts, and discuss my suggestions and concerns with you during an hour-long consultation.

What it isn’t:

A full critique of your finished work. That can be found here.

How it works:
  1. You send me 1-2 pages of story description or outline.
  2. I’ll review your concept and write up a response.
  3. After you receive my response, we schedule a time to talk for one hour, via skype, the phone, google hangout, or passenger pigeon.
  4. You go forth and write an amazing story.
What you’ll get:
  • Respectful, well-intentioned delivery of my thoughts and constructive criticism. Writing is hard work, and I’m not going to make it harder by being mean. (See my no-tears philosophy here.)
  • One single-spaced page of my professional feedback on your story. 
  • One hour of consulting via video, phone, or chat to discuss my responses, my feedback, or, really, anything you want.
  • Up to three rounds of email communication for follow up questions or concerns.


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