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Haven’t found that perfect critique partner?

Would love to have an extra set of eyes review your manuscript?

Then let’s chat!

 

Finishing your novel is cause for celebration, lots of confetti throwing and cake eating and happy dancing. But struggling to find a critique service—that doesn’t break the bank—shouldn’t be part of your problems.

You succeeded in typing ‘The End’ but now questions plague your writer-brain:

Did you nail the world-building?

Was that scene full of info dumps?

Does the plot mirror a block of Swiss-cheese?

Firstly, take a deep breath.

Second, let’s chat because I’d love to help. I’ve learned loads of storytelling tips and tricks along my publishing journey and I’d love to share them with you.

So if you’re not sure your world-building came across right, or you need some extra input on deep point-of-view, let's get together. I’ll have your back and offer you a fresh perspective.

Critique Services

Available Services

First Impressions – Opening Chapter Review, FREE

If you’re not sure we’ll be a good fit, or if you’re even ready for a full critique, let’s take a peek at the opening chapter—at no charge. I’ll offer feedback via comments and Track Changes to give you a feel for my critique style and to see if you’re ready to hand your book baby over for a full critique. See down below for a list of genres I take on and formatting requirements.

 

Critique Services – Full Manuscript Review (see prices)

Same as with the First Impressions, I’ll offer feedback via comments and Track Changes. The comments will provide a reader’s perspective on the story as well as helpful tips to give scenes an added ‘oomph’. The Critique will come with a separate overview of my overall thoughts and suggestions. See down below for a list of genres I take on and formatting requirements.

Novellas (<30K words) -- $80

Full Novel, <89K words -- $120

Full Novel, +90K words -- $150

*Introductory prices

A quick note regarding costs: full payment is due up front, but payment options are available. Let’s chat to discuss more.

 

Genres I happily accept

Christian Fiction/ Speculative Fiction

Fantasy

Sci-Fi

Dystopian

Contemporary

Historical Romance

(Non-Fiction on a case-by-case bases)

 

Genres I politely decline

Erotica

Horror

LGBT Romance

Novels with explicit language or misuse of the Lord’s name

 

Not sure your novel fits with my reading preferences? Feel free to email me and we’ll chat.

 

Ready to schedule a critique?

I’d be honored to complete a full Critique or a First Impression of your opening chapter.

Feel free to hit up my contact page, or email info(at)desireewilliamsbooks.com (and yes, you do need to fill in the @ symbol 😉 ).

When emailing, please include the following information regarding your book: genre, book title, description/ back cover copy, and word count. In addition please give me a heads up if your book involves sensitive life topics.

Please do not send over the manuscript until we both accept and approve the project dates. However, when the time comes, kindly have the word doc formatted in Times New Roman, size 12, double-spaced.