For Writers

Now Offering — Critique Services

Picture Book Coaching (Nonfiction or Informational Fiction) – $200

A professional critique of a nonfiction or informational fiction manuscript up to 1800 words. This service includes:

  • A one-hour critique session over Zoom to discuss big picture notes and possible revision approaches.
  • Line edits and comments within the draft as well as an editorial letter with overall notes addressing key elements like structure, voice, hook, character development, as applicable.
  • An additional second look at your revised draft with comments within the draft (no editorial letter).
  • If you provide back matter, sidebars, and a bibliography in addition to your 1800-word text, I will provide high-level comments on them as well.
  • Additional reads of the same manuscript – $50 each
  • Contact me at creatingcuriouskids [at] gmail [dot] com to schedule.

No manuscript? No problem! (Zoom coaching sessions, $100/hour)

Need feedback on story ideas, nonfiction research, the querying process, or other aspects of the writing life? I’m happy to help. Please get in touch at creatingcuriouskids [at] gmail [dot] com.

What students and clients are saying:

Kirsten’s critiques are thoughtful, helpful, and encouraging with comments that can translate into concrete action items, craft suggestions as well as big picture organizational comments. AND, Kirsten somehow can interpret what one is trying to accomplish – even if it’s not there on the page yet!!!

–Janet AlJunaidi

Kirsten was incredibly helpful throughout my process. She helped me get my manuscript to a point that I feel proud of. … She is truly gifted at what she does.

–Suzanne Buzby Hersey


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