Manuscript Reviews

Professional and insightful developmental reviews to help bring out the best in your manuscript.

Great books take work

... because sometimes it's hard to see the forest through the trees.

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Whether you're stuck in the writing process or you've completed your first draft, developmental analysis is what takes your project to the next level. Together, we'll take an intensive look at your book's "big picture" elements to guide you forward with maximum insight and impact.

  • Clear, structured feedback

  • Effective revision recommendations

  • Creative brainstorming around sticky issues

Ink Blotter offers three ways to work together:

The Deep Dive

Interactive Manuscript Analysis

The Interactive Manuscript Analysis (IMA) is an Ink Blotter speciality.

If you've finished your first draft (yay!) and want to make sure your book is the best version of itself it can possibly be, the IMA process offers comprehensive editorial feedback with clear, detailed guidance to assist you through an effective and efficient revision process. 

Fiction

  • Story & characterization
     

  • Plot & world-building
     

  • Themes & structure
     

  • Style, prose, & pacing

Non-Fiction

  • Structure & format
     

  • Style & tone
     

  • Consistency & clarity
     

  • Style, prose, & pacing

What you get:

  • Three lively, detailed, 90-minute interactive review sessions (virtual or in-person) to discuss your manuscript.

  • Writing assignments based on each session to move your writing process forward.

  • An additional read through of up to 10 double-spaced pages between sessions.

  • A follow-up video after each session identifying your key takeaways.
     

Pricing:

  • $8 per page (pages must be double space, 12-pt font, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman or equivalent)

  • 100-page minimum, 400-page maximum

 
 

The Quick Check

40-Page Review

The first 40 pages of your manuscript set the tone.

 

Understanding what's working and what's not is the key to moving forward, whether you're stuck midway in your writing process or finished with your first full draft. 

What you get:

  • Two intensive, interactive, 75-minute sessions (virtual or in-person) to discuss your first 40 pages.

  • Writing assignment based on your first session that we'll discuss during your second.

  • A follow-up video after each session identifying key takeaways.

Pricing:

  • $500 

  • Pages must be double space, 12-pt font, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman or equivalent.

 

Creating Your Hook

First 15-page Review

The first few pages of a book are your opportunity to "hook" your audience. They pique your reader's curiosity and ensure that they stay with you, page after page.

 

This interactive review of your first 15 pages makes sure that you introduce a book that your reader can't wait to get more of.

 

If you are ready to receive detailed feedback on your first 15 pages, this intensive coaching review is for you.

What you get:

  • One 75-minute interactive coaching session

  • A follow-up video after your session identifying key takeaways.

Pricing:

  • $250 

  • Pages must be double space, 12-pt font, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman or equivalent.

Crafting is a process.

Having an ally in your corner can make all the difference.

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