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Bitsy is published in picture books, chapter books, and teen; ages 2-17. Let her help you polish your manuscript and maximize your chances of getting published!

Sometimes authors need a little help focusing. Sometimes they need a little help expanding.
Sometimes they just need a little help.

I’m here for ya.

Manuscript Critiques:
$125+ picture book, $175+ for 10 pages of chapter book/middle grade

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Are you brand new to picture book writing? Or been at it for a while, looking to take it to the next level? Maybe you need general help organizing thoughts…or detailed feedback on a specific section. I can help at any level. Let me know if you’re looking for overall feedback, or (virtual) line-by-line feedback.

But please know–if you’re looking for someone to give you a gold star and tell you your work is the bee’s knees, I’m not your man. Yes, of course I will encourage you and show you all the great parts of your work. I’ll also point out where and how you can make it better. If you’re asking for guidance but have no plans to do any rework regardless of what’s suggested…well, maybe this isn’t the right time for a critique. One thing I’ve learned is you have to be open to really hearing the feedback. My goal is to help you make it better, and as publish-ready as possible! I’m not here to critique you, I’m here to help you enhance that manuscript more than you ever thought possible. Masterpieces take work, and time, my friend!

Once we iron out the details, you’ll have it back within a week, guaranteed!
* Picture books: up to 1,000 words or 8 properly-formatted, double-spaced pages
* Chapter/Middle grade: up to 10 properly double-spaced pages
* (No YA, sorry–it’s not my expertise)
* HELP ME assistance: Plotting, Brainstorming, Formatting, “What if”…any general “HELP ME” kind of assistance that doesn’t fit the mold can still be yours for an hourly fee of only $75; $95 if you prefer live, online help

Author Website Review:
$125, or $75/hour for more detailed help

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Feeling some website envy? Tell me your main goals. Do you want to introduce yourself to the world? Sell books? [Those are two different websites!] Let me review your current site. I’ll do some proverbial math, research, and suggest specific (and easy!) ways to improve what you have. I’ll offer custom screenshots and examples of a few similar, exemplary author sites–sort of like finding comp titles for your manuscript. I’ll even rewrite some pages for you, if you like (I know how awkward it can feel to talk about yourself!). But I’m not a website designer; you’ll still need to find someone to implement the updates/changes.

Creating Your Author Platform:
$500 $275 $125

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What is an author platform and how do you get on one? The art of self-marketing is intimidating, but not insurmountable. How big do you want to go? Should you start small, or do you want to dive right in? It’s your call. Maybe you want some social media training first? If you’re media savvy and ready for your close up, that works too! No steps are too hard, even if you just opened a Twitter account. It’ll all starts with a free 15-minute consult, and we’ll take it from there. Let’s get you branded and online!

I used to charge companies $550 for business plans like this, but for my writer friends, I’m making a super special deal for only $125 per custom plan, tailored to you and your goals. (Don’t like Facebook? We’ll work around it. Want to start running with the big dogs? Let’s get you in training.) It will be the best investment you make!

Media Training/Interviewing for Introverts:
$75 per one-hour session

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Nervous about an upcoming interview, podcast, TV appearance? Let’s face it. Most authors are introverts–we stare and punch away at our computers all day because we prefer them over a group of people. (Our screens never judge or talk back, right?) Relax! You can do it and I can help. I’ve got years of on-camera and interview experience, and come armed with tips and tricks and even lighting and wardrobe suggestions. Let’s zoom live (yes, it’s a must!), learn some ways to handle questions as well as silence, and practice practice practice so you’re feeling good come interview time.

“Thank you! Truly. This is the most constructive and helpful feedback I have ever received.”

Deann z.

“[Your] comments are so helpful…you have given me more confidence in what needs to be done…I have been given some great advice to lead me into the right direction.”

Abigal H.

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