I’ve been asked about this numerous times (thank you!), and so I am making it a reality:
In addition to the novel writing workshops I teach—such as the Young Adult novel writing workshop & retreat at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in California coming up in June (applications now open and due February 26, apply!) and the newly announced Highlights Foundation workshop on writing horror and dark & twisty YA and middle-grade novels co-taught with Micol Ostow in September (apply before May 1 for a discount, it’s going to be awesome!)—you can also soon work with me privately on your novel on your schedule, from anywhere in the world.
Starting in the second half of January, I will be available for private manuscript consultations, shorter 50-page critiques, and one-on-one mentoring, for select manuscripts and writers. This would be a way to work with me privately on your YA or middle-grade or adult cross-over manuscript and gain detailed, constructive feedback on a draft to help you move forward with revision. If you prefer, it could also be a way for you to work with me on a first draft over an extended period of time, with deadlines that will help you finish the novel and gain feedback along the way.
We would work together online, so you could live anywhere in the world, and these consultations will involve a phone call or Skype session (or, if you’d like, an in-person meeting if you can get yourself to downtown Manhattan).
For more details about what this would entail, fees, and what manuscripts and writers would be the best fit to work with me, please visit my website.
And of course feel free to email me questions!