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Author Services

First Twenty Pages Critique

Are you interested in a budget-friendly way to receive feedback on your manuscript? Consider a critique of your manuscript's first twenty pages!

The first twenty pages of any novel carry a very heavy load. Story-wise, they must provide enough information about your point-of-view character’s current circumstances that readers, agents, or editors feel oriented, and that they can read on with confidence. Craft-wise, every manuscript has both strengths and weaknesses, areas that could benefit from additional work. The first twenty pages of a manuscript are where those issues first show up.   

Want some feedback on your all-important story opening? I’d love to help.  

Feedback areas include characterization, setting/world-building, plot, genre, time transitions, story conflict, pacing, grammar, mechanics, and anything else that catches Tamara’s eye.     

The Small Print

Open to: The first twenty pages of your book-length genre fiction novel, YA or Adult.  

Word Limit and Formatting Considerations: 5000 words maximum, which is approximately 20 double-spaced pages using 1” margins and 12 pt. font. Please provide your chapter in Microsoft Word format.

Feedback: Feedback is provided via notes made within your manuscript, and by an editorial letter reflecting Tamara’s impressions of your manuscript’s strengths and development areas.     

Price: $150

Space is Limited! My writing and teaching commitments are such that I can only accept a limited number of feedback requests per month. For this reason, I require a 50% deposit to reserve your spot on my calendar.  

Interested in more information? Contact me!

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