Picture Book Mentoring
Do you have a picture book story you'd like feedback on?
In my Picture Book Mentoring, I am offering to share with you the things I have learnt on my journey to publication; a journey ten years in the making from my first story submission back in 2007, to the publication of Here Comes the Sun in March 2017. In those ten years I read every picture book I could find, devoured all the 'How to...' books (learning which bits to ignore and which bits to own), and wrote my way through more pens than I can remember. Today, I am represented by a fantastic agent, whom I share with many of the best names in children's publishing, I have signed contracts with the biggest publishers in the UK, and, more to the point of my mentoring, I have learnt how stories work, what publishers are looking for (and what they are not) and what makes for a good story.
So, how can I help? I can help you cut the word count, refine your rhyme, fine-tune your story arc, and find your storytelling voice. I can help, too, with the presentation of your manuscript, your covering letter and your submission wording.
I know how it feels to send off a story and wait, and wait, and wait for the feedback... so I’ll guarantee to get your feedback to you within two weeks of your submission. I’ll be kind, but honest and thorough. I’ll share hints and tips I employ in my own writing and I’ll suggest ideas for yours.
I won't send you generic information you can find in the Children's Writers' & Artists' Year Book (buy that, if you haven’t already) - your feedback will be specific to you and your story alone. And, of course, it remains completely confidential.
“Your feedback was really thorough and helped me enormously...” L.G.
"The feedback you have given has helped me tremendously... it's great and valuable advice." T.B.
For £35 I offer a unique critique of your picture book story; I will feedback on your strong points, encourage you to lock in your strengths, and suggest ideas to help you along on your own journey towards publication.
For £45 I offer all of the above, plus feedback on the presentation of your manuscript, your covering letter and your submission wording.
To sign up for my Picture Book Mentoring, please send your story text by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay via the 'Buy Now' buttons or through Paypal to email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
If you'd like to sign up for my Picture Book Mentoring please pay £35 by clicking the button below, then send your picture book story by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll get back to you to let you know I have received your email, and within two weeks of submission you'll receive my emailed feedback.
For my Picture Book Mentoring - Extra! please pay £45 by clicking the button below, then send your picture book story, your covering letter and submission wording, by email, to email@example.com. I'll get back to you to let you know I have received your email, and within two weeks of submission you'll receive my emailed feedback.