Welcome to The Writer’s Toolbox! Whether you want fresh eyes on your query letter, an experienced professional giving you developmental edits on your manuscript, or a few days away from it all at one of our all-inclusive retreats, we have what you need to bring your craft to the next level. Take a workshop, buy a resource book, schedule a critique, or look into joining us at the next retreat. Your stories deserve to be told. We can help you make them shine!
I’d spent more than a year in the query trenches, with no luck. After CJ critiqued the first 25 pages of my manuscript, I made changes based upon her recommendations – and my first book was accepted for publication less than a year later. For my second novel, her suggestion added depth and a whole new dimension to the story. That book is scheduled for release at the end of this year. Do I really need to say how highly I value her manuscript critiques?
CJ’s critical eye is as sharp as her wit. Not only did she call out numerous mistakes I’d been making in my draft, but she did it with enough heart and humor that it never felt painful. She was the first person to critique my writing, and the pages definitely showed my inexperience. But she found a way to push me to do better while also helping me believe in myself–and the project–and made me want to keep going.