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StoryGrid Diagnostic

Perfect for: A completed manuscript of a book (whether it’s a first draft or a fiftieth!).

  • 30 minutes
  • Online meeting

Service Description

Have a finished draft of your book and wondering what to do with it next? The Story Diagnostic is the perfect fit for you. This one-off developmental editing package is designed for completed manuscripts. An editor will read your manuscript and prepare a set of deliverables that will help you find exactly what’s right, what’s wrong, and how to make your book even better. Then, they’ll join you for an hour-long editorial call to share their best recommendations and help you craft the book you’ve envisioned. Deliverables- The Six Core Question Analysis: Do you know what your story is about? Your editor will answer six fundamental questions about your book, drilling down to the heart of the story. This global analysis will show you where your book stands now, what you want it to become, and exactly what you'll need to do to get it there. A One-Hour Phone Call Consultation: The best editing is collaborative, so you and your editor will spend an hour on the phone talking through your book. At the end of this call, you'll have a clear understanding of what your book is meant to be. You'll come away with fresh energy and inspiration, invigorated to write. Best of all, the call will be recorded, so you'll always have it as a resource to revisit when you get stuck. The First Five Scenes Story Grid Spreadsheet: Your editor will conduct an in-depth, micro-level analysis of the first five scenes of your book. The concrete data in this spreadsheet will show you where your scenes are working and where they're not. It will allow you you identify exactly what you can do to improve your writing scene by scene, and it will help you outline your next draft. Your Next Steps Recommendation Letter: With the Story Grid Diagnostic, you'll never find yourself overwhelmed by pages and pages of incomprehensible notes. This letter will walk you through a clear, practical, and achievable step-by-step plan to start and finish the next draft of your book. Masterworks of Your Genre Recommendations: Every great writer is a reader. Your editor will handpick three classic books by masters of your genre for you to read. They'll serve as references and inspiration, showing you how other writers have solved the problems you're facing.

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