PGWRites Critiques

Writing a picture book that works takes time and dedication. At whatever stage you find your manuscript- draft, revision, rewrite- a fresh pair of eyes and a new perspective can help take your story to the next level.

A PGWRites picture book critique includes: 

  1. Line-by-line markup of your manuscript with edits and suggestions. (Using track changes)
  2. A one-page written critique with a detailed explanation of the manuscript mark-up.
  3. A list of the strengths/weaknesses of the manuscript from my perspective, as well as a list of guided questions to help with the revision process.
  4. Answers to your questions about the critique in one follow-up email.

Cost: $50.00

    • A follow-up critique based on my suggestions is available for $25.00.

 

My Credentials:

I’m a freelance writer, editor and children’s book author with over 25 years experience in publishing. I’m also a veteran English/Language Arts instructor with 10-years experience teaching creative writing and journalism.

Picture Book Critique Service $50.00


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Follow-Up Critique $25.00

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Submission Instructions:

Once payment is made, submit your picture book manuscript of 1000 words or less to pgwrites5@gmail.com with PGWRITES CRITIQUE SERVICE SUBMISSION in the subject line. Please copy and paste your MS into the body of an email (no attachments please).

Testimonials:

“I would highly recommend Patti Richards. For years, we have critiqued together. Her insights are keen. Patti helps me push to the “next level” of storytelling. Without her expert help, I know I wouldn’t have sold a book or found an agent. However, what I admire most about her is that she is respectful and kind. Even if the draft needs a TON work, she motivates others to keep trying and revise. Patti is a writer who always lifts other writers up. I think I would have quit long ago if I didn’t have her by my side cheering me on.”–Lisa Rose, Author of SHMULIK PAINTS THE TOWN (Kar-Ben Publishing, January 2016), OH NO! THE EASTER BUNNY IS ALLERGIC TO EGGS!, and OH NO! THE TOOTH FAIRY BROKE HER WING! (MeeGenius/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

“Patti’s critique service is a wonderful new way for picture book author’s to get new insight into their work. And what a value! Not only does she provide a very detailed letter with many helpful suggestions and questions to jump start your story, but she also provides line by line edits and suggestions right in the manuscript. I definitely recommend Patti for your critiquing needs!” Jennifer Rumberger, Author of DUCKLINGS ON THE MOVE! (MeeGenius/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 

 

 

9 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Ann Finkelstein
    Jan 06, 2016 @ 23:42:45

    This is a bargain! Patti is a great writer and offers insightful comments. If you write picture books, go for it.

    Reply

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  5. Karen D'Alessandro
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 02:58:12

    Hi Patti,
    KidLit411.com just mentioned your two for one special. I immediately signed up.
    Thank you in advance Patti. I look forward to your critiques

    Reply

    • Karen D'Alessandro
      Feb 28, 2017 @ 02:09:22

      If you are looking for a professional critique, then look no further than Patti. Patti gives in-depth, insightful critiques, as wells as suggestions and words of encouragement.

      I recommended Patti to my critique group and will be submitting more manuscripts to her.

      Reply

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