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MANUSCRIPT - In-depth critique of your work in progress up to 2,500 words

Critique your short story/novel:

I will look at up to the first 2500 words of your WIP, and provide a COMPREHENSIVE CRITIQUE, including:

CHARACTERS – What characters are working? What aren’t? What could you do to make them “live.”
SETUP – In today’s market, your setup is CRITICAL. Readers give you maybe five pages before they give up; make yours SHINE.
GRAMMAR FEEDBACK – I will tell you consistent/frequent problems I’m noticing.*
PROSE/NARRATIVE STYLE – The basic rules are, “Bore me and die,” and “Confuse me and lose me.” How well does YOUR prose stand up?
DESCRIPTION – Are you writing in a way that keeps people going, or bogs them down?
ACTION – Is your action moving the story forward while also informing your characters? Are you showing, or telling?
GENERAL IMPRESSIONS – Anything that feels off, anything you’re missing, and anything you’re doing right.This will be an in-depth critique, with at least 2 pages (single-spaced, 12 point font) of detailed notes.

PRICE: $75


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*This is NOT a line edit. I will note big, over-arcing problems that will cause your readers to leave your story.

MANUSCRIPT - critique additional pages

Critique additional pages of your WIP:

I will look at additional pages (beyond 2,500) of your manuscript for an additional charge, as priced below.

PLEASE NOTE: If the word count in the sample you send EXCEEDS the amount you pay for, I will simply stop at the point paid for, to the word. Please PURCHASE THE PACKAGE THAT CORRESPONDS TO THE WORK YOU WILL SEND.

2,501 to 20,000 words - choose option below


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20,001 to 50,000 words - choose option below


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50,001 to 75,000 words - choose option below


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75,001 to 100,000 words - choose option below


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SCREENPLAY - In-depth critique of your script

Critique your screenplay:

I will look at up to the first 20 pages of your script, and provide a COMPREHENSIVE CRITIQUE, including:

CHARACTERS – What characters are working? What aren’t? What could you do to make them “live.”
SETUP – In today’s market, your setup is CRITICAL. Readers give you maybe five pages before they give up; make yours SHINE.
GRAMMARFEEDBACK – I will tell you consistent/frequent problems I’m noticing.*
PROSE/NARRATIVE STYLE – The basic rules are, “Bore me and die,” and “Confuse me and lose me.” How well does YOUR prose stand up?
DESCRIPTION – Are you writing in a way that keeps people going, or bogs them down?
ACTION – Is your action moving the story forward while also informing your characters? Are you showing, or telling?
GENERALIMPRESSIONS – Anything that feels off, anything you’re missing, and anything you’re doing right.This will be an in-depth critique, with at least 2 pages (single-spaced, 12 point font) of detailed notes.

PRICE: $125

ADDITIONAL PAGES:

$50 each additional 30 pages


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*This is NOT a line edit. I will note big, over-arcing problems that will cause your readers to leave your story.

IMPORTANT NOTE RE SCREENPLAYS: If your screenplay is NOT PROPERLY FORMATTED (industry standard), I may elect to send it back (my option) less $15 processing fee. This is for the simple reason that, after working as a reader for several years at various production companies, it is my experience that anyone who does not know proper formatting is not ready for a critique. I do not want to spend your money or mine pointlessly. If you still wish to have a critique after this occurs, you may contact me and I will be glad to provide the service at a mutually-agreed price.
Self-publishing assistance - one-hour Skype chat with Michaelbrent

Help with self-publishing:

I will Skype chat with you for one hour, discussing where you are with your self-publishing journey, next steps, and what you can do to improve. If unsatisfied for any reason, merely inform me within SIX hours of the chat, and I will refund your money, less a $15 processing fee.

 

IF YOU WISH TO CONTINUE CHATTING FOR LONGER THAN THE HOUR, simply alert me at the end of our time on Skype and we will continue until we're done with what you want to talk about! The price for additional hours is $125 per hour, and I will ask for you to Paypal me before we continue each hour.

 

The date and time for the chat will be within 2 weeks of receipt of payment; I will email you and we will set it up for a mutually convenient time.

 

PRICE: $100


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Have Michaelbrent visit you

Would you like me to visit
your school, club, or other group

I love to visit fans, to make new ones, and to help out when I can!

If interested in having me visit (other than a comic/fan convention), I charge the following:

$200 per half day
$350 per full day

If traveling within 50 miles of the 83642 zip code, I will provide transportation, food, etc. for myself.

If beyond 50 miles of the 83642 zip code, mutually agreeable transportation, food, and lodging must be provided IN ADDITION to the daily fee.

Please contact me via the form below to make arrangements, and I look forward to seeing you!

 

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Cancellation Policy:

If the appearance is canceled by me at ANY time, I will refund 100% of the daily appearance fee actually paid, minus $20 for processing.

If the appearance is cancelled by YOU...

... 60 or more days before the appearance: I will refund 80% of the daily appearance fee actually paid.
... 30-59 days before: I will refund 60% of the daily appearance fee actually paid.
...15-29 days before: I will refund 30% of the daily appearance fee actually paid.
... 7-14 days before: I will refund 15% of the daily appearance fee actually paid.
... 1-6 days before the event: NO REFUND, sorry.

 

 

I will murder a loved one

FOR SHAME!

I was mostly seeing if you were paying attention here. But because I can be bought:

PRICE: A bijillionty dollars. And six cents (for taxes).

Contact me indirectly via "Vinnie."

He'll be in touch. Just trust me on this.

MbC's BOOKS

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THOUGHTS ON WRITING AND LIFE

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Michaelbrent is an internationally bestselling novelist, produced screenwriter, and member of both the Writers Guild of America and the International Thriller Writers. He has been working with words for over two decades, and for the last ten years has provided writing assistance to more people than he can remember.

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About MbC
Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling novelist, a #1 bestseller in the U.S., and has been one of Amazon's top selling horror writers for years. He is one of the most successful indie horror writers in the United States, as well as a produced screenwriter and member of the WGA, HWA, and several other writing groups with cool-sounding letters. He's also a martial artist, and cooks awesome waffles ('cause he's macho like that).

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