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 one to two page letter of critique assessing your work, plus a one hour Skype follow-up discussion.
Rates average $75.00 for a letter of critique and one hour follow-up.
Andrew J. Graff is the author of the novel Bread and Fish, forthcoming with Ecco, an Imprint of Harper Collins (2021). His writing was recently featured in Image Arts Journal. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Stolen Island, Image, and Dappled Things. He has taught creative writing and literature at home and abroad, and has served as editor of the Cedarville Review. In 2009, Andrew became an Iowa Arts Fellow and earned an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 2011, he was awarded the Clark Fisher Ansley Prize for Excellence in Writing.
EDIFYING STORY AND STORYTELLERS
THROUGH ONLINE WORKSHOPS