It's better than good therapy, and less expensive. Workshops are focused, one-on-one Skype chats that pour over a portion of your novel manuscript or short story, discussing strengths and weak spots and craft in general.
I offer clients criticism that is honest, edifying, and applicable. The aim of a writing workshop is to provide focused feedback on one aspect of writing, one chapter, or one short story (5 to 10k words is ideal). The workshop model is a mode of critique that lasts, that educates, rather than merely prescribes. It is a great way to prepare a short work or chapter prior to submission for publication.
With a workshop, you can expect to receive manuscript comments plus a 30 minute Skype follow-up discussion.
Rates average $25 per 1000 words.
Andrew J. Graff is the author of novel, RAFT OF STARS, Ecco - HarperCollins Publishers, March 2021. His fiction and essays have appeared in Image, and Dappled Things. Andrew grew up fishing, hiking, and hunting in Wisconsin's Northwoods. After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Graff earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He lives in Ohio and teaches at Wittenberg University.
EDIFYING STORY AND STORYTELLERS
THROUGH ONLINE WORKSHOPS