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Before confirming which option works best for you I will assess a 1,000 word sample. If you decide not to use my services there is no charge for this. If I feel your needs may be better met elsewhere, I will tell you and there will be no charge. Payments are made using PayPal. All fees are agreed for novellas, novels, and mentoring before appraisal.

Short Fiction

Up to 3000 words: £15 (+ £2 per extra 1000 words)

(If you are primarily a short fiction writer and require mentoring, please see below)

Synopsis appraisal

One-page synopsis: £10 (£5 if one of the options below is purchased)
Includes one follow up reading after revisions.

Novellas and novels


A. First 3 chapters (up to 15,000 words): £30

Recommended before choosing from the following options. If you are preparing to submit your writing to publishers or agents, consider adding a one-page synopsis appraisal.

B. Fiction over 15,000 words: £2 per 1000 words

(Deduct £30 if Option A previously purchased for the same project)

Rates will be calculated to the nearest 100 words. For instance, a 55,500 word novel will cost £100 + £10 + £1.00 = £111.00


C. WIP* mentoring: £3 per 1,000 words (minimum 10,000 words per submission)

A good choice for the first time novelist without the time to take a creative writing course, and ideal if you want feedback/advice as you write/edit your current work in progress. For more details, see HERE.

D. Short fiction mentoring: £25 for up to 3000 words (with a max of 3 drafts) plus £3.00 per extra 1000 words.

For more details see HERE.

Payment Schedule

Short stories & synopses: fee payable in advance.
Option A: fee payable in advance (after 1000 word sample appraisal).
Option B: 50% in advance & 50% 48 hours after completion.
Option C: on submission of each agreed ‘session’ (minimum of 10,000 words – £30)
Option D: fee payable in advance (after 1000 word sample appraisal)

Fees can be converted to your local currency.

Please get in touch via the contact form if you need more information.

*WIP – Work In Progress

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