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William Greenleaf





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Questions about how my professional manuscript critique can help you sell your book to a major publisher? Call me at (360) 452-2765 or Click here to send me Email.

What can you expect from a Greenleaf critique?

Naturally, you can expect detailed, practical advice about how to turn your manuscript into a book with solid commercial value.

I'll assess your manuscript's strengths and weaknesses, and I'll show you how to improve plot structure, scene development, characterization, viewpoint, physical setting, narrative style, and other elements. I'll use examples from your manuscript to illustrate problems, and I'll rewrite passages and scenes in order to show you how to fix the problems. If you're having trouble with character viewpoint, I'll use examples from your manuscript to show you how to firm up viewpoint throughout your manuscript. If you burden your scenes with too much physical setting, I'll note specific examples so you can see where it should be cut back. I'll show you how to bring your characters to life, how to add dramatic focus to your scenes, how to keep your story line from wandering off track. That's the kind of practical, professional guidance that will help you break into the tough world of publishing.

But you'll get even more from a Greenleaf critique.

Besides giving you the guidance to improve your manuscript, I'll also show you how to become a better writer. In addition to my writing career, I've been a creative writing instructor for many years. I know how to use your manuscript as a teaching tool to strengthen your writing skills and give you a leg up on your competition.

My critiques aren't cheap. I charge enough to allow me to spend sufficient time with your manuscript to do a good job, and to give you your money's worth. I could charge less and breeze through the manuscript, and give you a five to ten page "critique" consisting mainly of canned material and generic commentary. That's what a lot of people in this business do. But it would be a waste of my time and your money.

A Greenleaf critique typically runs from thirty to fifty pages, depending on the manuscript's length and needs. The fee is $18 per thousand words, with a minimum fee of $1,080. Turnaround time is usually six to eight weeks.

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