Katie Ginger, Writer Live. Read. Write.

Manuscript Appraisal

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My debut novel The Little Theatre on the Seafront is out now on Amazon and Kobo . 

As a writer, it’s wonderful to share some of things I’ve learned along the way and so, I’m really excited to start offering manuscript appraisals from January 2020.

By the end of 2020 my sixth contemporary romance novel will have been published by HarperCollins, HQ Digital with my debut being shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Novel of the Year 2019. I have also had some cost mystery short stories published.

My areas of expertise are romantic comedies and cosy mysteries of any length. I’m not an editor or proofreader but by now, I do know a lot about writing and crafting your story.

If you think a manuscript appraisal might be useful to help you polish up your draft, read on!

What is a manuscript appraisal?

A manuscript appraisal is a written report that identifies the positives and negatives to help you develop your story. Sometimes we’re just too close to our own stories to be able to identify these things and when the crippling self-doubt kicks in it’s even worse! But here’s where I can help.

As part of the report, I’ll take a look at:

  • Plot
  • Structure
  • Setting
  • Characterisation
  • Voice
  • Dialogue

A manuscript appraisal is not a developmental or copy edit so whilst I might mark up some things on the manuscript itself, the report will contain everything you need to know to take your story to the next level.

Prices

Up to 3k words – £50

3k-10k words – £50-£120

10-50k words – £120-£250

50k-100k words – £250-£500

Get in touch!

If you have any questions and would like a chat first, or you’d like to proceed and want to confirm the exact price and dates, you can either contact me through the Contact Page, or email me at: katiegingerbooks@gmail.com.

Katie Ginger, Writer Live. Read. Write.

Katie Ginger

The first thing you need to know about me is, I like gin. Lots and lots of gin.
I live in the South East of England in a lovely little town by the sea and spend my time working, running around after my kids, walking our King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit, and writing!

I love history and have a Master’s degree, but have also been lucky enough to work in various castles and museums over the years. I’ve yet to get one of them into a story though – I really must try harder!

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