Lauren H. Kerstein, Author


I am a member of 12x12, multiple critique groups, and a judge with Rate Your Story. The following is a sample of the areas I cover in a critique:

- Line edits.

- Big picture comments (including strengths and weaknesses).

- An analysis of the narrative arc, emotional arc, emotional resonance, voice, pacing, and character development.

- An exploration of where your manuscript fits into the market.

- Ways to slim your text.

- Areas to increase your visual/ illustrator "bait."


Critique costs depend upon your needs and the length of your manuscript. If you are interested, please submit an inquiry through my contact page and I will provide a quote.

In the words of Shannon Hale: “I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.”

I look forward to helping you build castles!