Short Story Editor
"There's something open and inviting about [what you do] ... What zeal, enthusiasm, and energy! Brava!" ~Malcolm Glass
"[Your editor's notes] It's some of the best news I've received in a long time!" ~ Brian Mathews
"Wow, thank you so much . . . [your editor's letter] was incredibly helpful! I appreciate your detailed feedback, line notes, encouraging kind words.... I'm working hard with the next draft!" ~Anthology Author
"It was really good talking to you this afternoon. You gave me good advice and a lot of encouragement. Thanks very much." ~J. Atherton
I'll provide experienced editorial guidance to help provide the best reader experience, as well as help you meet your goals for your work. I edited "Stay with Me, Wisconsin" which won top 100 book of 2021 from Kirkus Reviews. You'll receive an editorial letter with notes on what is going well and which elements of the craft need more development or clarification: character, setting, theme, point of view, action/conflict, and dialogue. These come with a complimentary consultation online or by phone. Developmental editing is $15 per double-spaced manuscript page the first five pages are free. Make an appointment with me or email me your manuscript with a letter about your story and your goals for your short fiction.
Root your readers into the narrative of your short story with an MC who speaks up, confronts conflict, and makes debateable choices.
Find your pace with scenes, micro scenes, and point of view with your writer's camera lense that leaves room for the reader's imagination without keeping secrets from them. It's a relationship I can help you build into your writing.
Action, conflict, and backstory are relayed through creative natural dialogue. Do more with less. I'll help you wade through the tag lines and vote on dashes v. ellipses.
Query letters, submissions, publishing, contests...Whatever your writing journey I'm ready to consult.