Agents and editors read a lot of manuscripts. You only have one page to grab their attention and keep them reading, so you better make it count!
I will read and critique the first 500 words of your young adult novel. Just like with the editorial process (once you've sold that novel!), I will leave notes within the pages and will provide a mini editorial letter.
When I read and critique, I look for the following things:
Does the opening sentence/paragraph hook the reader?
Distinct and consistent voice
Does the writing flow?
Is the concept/plot viable?
World building and setting
If you have any questions, please feel free to message me! I look forward to reading your work!
Frequently Asked Questions
What genres do you read?
Do you read and critique non-fiction?
Not at this time.
What if I'm unsure if my novel is YA?
I can help you identify the appropriate age group for your novel!