The start of your book is critical. These are the pages a reader – as well as an agent or editor – will review to decide if they want to continue reading. As a coach, I can tell a lot about your book from its opening pages. I will evaluate your manuscript opening for premise, clear POV and initial character development and conflict, matching of genre expectations, writing technique and more.

You will submit:

  • A complete project intake questionnaire,
  • A one-page book summary,
  • The first 25 pages of your manuscript (up to 6,00 words),


And receive:

  • An editorial letter highlighting your pages strengths and weaknesses and offering suggestions for next steps.
  • Inline comments on (at least) the first ten (10) pages to show how the points in the editorial letter are showing up on the page.
  • One 45-minute follow up Zoom call to discuss the feedback, your thoughts, and create an actionable next step plan
  • Additional exercises or recommendations where needed, to clarify backstory, character arcs, narrative drive and more.


This assessment is a great way to learn if your novel is on track as well as if book coaching might be right for you going forward.

Opening Pages Assessment – NANOWRIMO SPECIAL – $99 (Usually $249)

Email to purchase (put NANO SPECIAL in the subject) or find out if an Opening Pages Assessment is right for you by scheduling a free 30-minute Discovery Call