I’ve decided to offer a new service, a quick evaluation of manuscripts. If you have finished a novel, but aren’t certain if the plot works, the characters are life-like and engaging, their actions convincing and well enough motivated, I’d be happy to do a quick read without editing and give overall advice on how to improve the novel. Most of my feedback will center around story arch, pacing, character development, plot points, etc. Of course, I will also tell you what works well.
I might actually listen to the novel via the text to speech function of my Kindle to avoid getting distracted by typos, grammar and puctuation issues and stylistic flaws.
For this service I’m charging US$ 10 per 5,000 words. A novel of 80,000 words will cost US$ 160.