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CUSTOMIZED CRITIQUES FOR ALL LEVELS 

·  Individual Poem Critiques 

· Fiction Critiques (novel pages and short stories)

·   Customized Critiques

(scroll down for details)

To contact Angela, send and email to: ajrydell@wisc.edu  



SERVICES OFFERED


Individual Poem Critiques via Email

$12/page-length poem

The critique includes detailed line-by-line feedback, as well as a paragraph or two of summarized comments and one follow-up e-mail exchange.  (Submit via standard poetry formatting: Times New Roman 12 point font, single spaced, one inch margins.)    

For a more detailed description of how the critiques work, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Short Fiction Critiques via Email

Flash fiction: fee based on word count (contact Angela for details)

Short fiction of 1000 words or more, $5/page

The critique includes detailed line-by-line feedback on your short story or sections (usually 6-12 pages at a time) of a novel, as well as a paragraph or two of summarized comments and one follow-up e-mail exchange. Standard manuscript formatting (Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced, 1 inch margins.)

Manuscript Critiques via Email

           ·Customized.  Contact Angela for details: ajrydell@wisc.edu

 

 

Individualized critiques can:

  • give you new ideas for generating raw material
  • offer creative revision strategies
  • help you identify your strengths/challenges as a writer 
  • broaden your knowledge of craft techniques
  • expose you to the wisdom of the great writers
  • encourage you to reach your greatest potential as a writer

 





WHY INVEST IN A PRIVATE  CRITIQUE?

  • Are you preparing work for publication? 

  • Are you starting out and want guidance and advice on how to write good work?

  • Do you want a boost to help you get to the next level? 

  • Are you struggling with a challenging poem, story, chapter, or do you want advice on how to structure the content of your novel? 

  • Do you have a case of writer's block? 

  • Are you looking for input on ways to "the truth but tell it slant?"

  • Have you ever had the urge to "tie the poem to the chair with rope and torture a confession out of it?" (Billy Collins)

  • Would you like advice on how to connect more fully to the crafting of poetry or fiction?

  • If you answered yes to any or all of these, a private critique might be just the thing for you..