Story Diagnostic

Feeling meh about your story? Not sure if it’s the best it can possibly be? You might need a Story Diagnostic.

This service is perfect for you if you want:

  • An overall assessment of your story

  • A comprehensive list of what works, what doesn’t, and ways you can improve

  • A detailed look at characters, theme, setting, pacing, narrative, marketability, and more

  • Some margin notes (focusing on broader elements of your story, rather than smaller things like spelling and grammar) 

This service is similar to the kind of feedback you would receive during a workshop in a traditional MFA program, with a few key differences:

  • Individualized attention, with a focus on ways you can improve so you can start submitting to literary magazines as soon as you’re ready

  • Clear, actionable feedback (no vague comments!)

  • One-on-one time with someone who has valuable experience in the lit mag world (pssst, that’s me!)

This isn’t for you if:

  • You already think your story is perfect

  • You don’t want to receive honest, constructive feedback

Ready to take your story from blah to bad-ass? Send me a note!


I’m not going to lie, it’s frikkin’ hard sharing your writing with the world. But sometimes, it can be easy to let that self-doubt cripple you to the point where you’re never able put your work out there.

If you’re interested in one day getting published, but are having issues with:

  • A lack of confidence in your writing ability

  • Don’t know how to start improving your writing or submitting your work

  • A sense of intimidation/overwhelm of the literary/publishing industry

  • Not having a supportive and encouraging writing buddy

My coaching services will help you kick self-doubt in the butt and get you on track to realizing your full writing potential.  

My coaching packet includes:

  • 3, 45-minutes sessions via phone or Skype

  • A detailed action plan after every session, sent straight to your inbox

  • 2 complimentary Story Diagnostics

  • Free access to any courses or resources I might create in the future