Quick-Start Consultation

Book a chat with our on-call expert and get back on the write track

You’re stuck, now what?

The dreaded writer’s block has struck. Maybe you have a great idea for a novel, but you just don’t know where to start. Or you’re already halfway through but have hit an obstacle that you don’t know how to overcome. Perhaps this whole self-publishing thing has you feeling totally overwhelmed and you just need to talk to someone who can point you in the right direction.

You need a writing therapist

If all Google can offer is a lot of vague, general advice that doesn’t really work for you, talk directly to a real-life person who can give you tailor-made advice for your novel. Jenna, our writing expert, will walk you through your specific problems and suggest practical, effective strategies for overcoming your obstacles – whatever they might be. It’s like having your very own writing therapist.

How it works

Our one-hour consultation will take place over Skype. Before your appointment, we’ll send you a quick questionnaire to help pin-point the problems you’d like to discuss. During the call, we’ll discuss your challenges in detail and explore potential solutions that will work for you.

After your consultation, Jenna will send you a follow-up email summarizing key action-points that were discussed during the call. You’ll also have weekly contact with Jenna via email for a period of two weeks following your call – just in case you need clarification on anything.

Book your consultation now!

For a once-off payment of just $169, you get:

  • An appraisal of a character sketch, plot outline or chapter of your novel (up to 5,000 words)
  • A one-hour call over Skype
  • A follow-up email with key action-points from our call
  • Weekly follow-up emails for two weeks afterwards
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Your questions answered

Will you read my manuscript before the consultation?

If it’s a particular scene, chapter or description that’s causing you trouble and you’d like to talk it through, Jenna will be happy to read a section of your manuscript, up to 5,000 words, before the consultation call. You’re also welcome to send her plot outlines or character sketches, up to 5,000 words in length. If you’re looking for more detailed feedback on a longer section or the first draft of your novel, our Manuscript Assessment package might be a better fit for you.

Who will I be talking to?

Your consultation will be with our Editorial Director, Jenna. She has a PhD in English Literature, and has helped dozens of authors to successfully complete and perfect their novels. When we say that the doctor is in, we really mean it!

What will we talk about?

Your call is your time, so it’s up to you! We can discuss any burning question you have about your writing, getting your novel finished, or how to get it out there into the world.

What happens after I’ve signed up?

We will be in touch shortly via email with our pre-consultation questionnaire. Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, we’ll send you a link with payment information and schedule a time that suits you for our call.

Can I record our call?

Yes! You are more than welcome to record our call, so that you can listen and refer back to it later.

Do I have to fill out the questionnaire?

Yes. By asking you a couple of short questions ahead of time, we can be sure that we’re well prepared for the call and that you can get the most out of your time. The questionnaire isn’t long, we promise.

What happens after our call?

Within 48 hours of your consultation, Jenna will send you a follow-up email containing a summary of the most important points covered during your consultation, as well as any suggestions for resources you may want to consult. You will also receive weekly follow-up emails for two weeks after your call.

How do the weekly follow-up emails work?

If you need clarification or a more detailed explanation of any of the points covered during your consultation, you are welcome to email Jenna. She will be on hand to reply once a week, on a pre-arranged day, for two weeks after your call.   

What if I want more help?

No problem! If you feel you’d benefit from additional hands-on, one-on-one help from our writing expert, please check out our Novel Roadmapping and Book Coaching packages.

How do you collect payment?

We collect payment securely via PayPal. All fees are quoted in US Dollars.

Book your consultation now!

For a once-off payment of just $169, you get:

  • An appraisal of a character sketch, plot outline or chapter of your novel (up to 5,000 words)
  • A one-hour call over Skype
  • A follow-up email with key action-points from our call
  • Weekly follow-up emails for two weeks afterwards
BOOK NOW!