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It’s been said that you’ll never really know what your story is about until you’ve finished it. In my experience, a great story is never really finished, but somewhere along the way a part of the veil lifts and you suddenly see a little more of the inner machinations of your story: how the plot fits together to form a coherent whole, how characters shape and are shaped by the world around them, and how through analogy your story offers to the reader a deeper and more universal truth.

I can’t lift that veil for you, just as I can’t, and won’t, write your story for you. What I can do, however, is tell you what your story means to me, and show you how to tell your story as simply and as clearly as possible.

The best part? You’ve got nothing to lose but a little time. When you’re ready, send me the first thousand words of your short story, novella, or novel, and in a few days I’ll send back as much, or as little, feedback as I can provide.

Because all editors are different, just as all writers are different. The trick is to find what works for you.