"Katrina has a powerful gift to motivate and inspire. The most extraordinary aspect of her critique is that it's personal and finely tuned to your unique story, allowing you to enhance your individual "voice." I believed in my manuscript . . so strongly, in fact, that I felt it deserved the investment of professional input. A lot of people can tell you what's wrong with your writing, but not many can tell you how to fix it. Katrina did so in such a concise manner by providing detailed and specific corrections without putting words in my head. Oftentimes she simply asked me a question . . . a brilliant question that helped me see the path my story needed to take." --Melanie Sue Bowles, author of The Horses of Proud Spirit and Hoof Prints: Stories from Proud Spirit
“Katrina's critique was an invaluable part of my writing journey. She provided useful feedback in a safe, positive, and encouraging manner, sharing not only ways to improve on my writing but also stressing those things that were working well. I highly recommend Katrina to be the one to provide you with that objective perspective so necessary in the writing process. Her critique is an investment well worth making!” —Traci Shafer
"I highly recommend the manuscript consultation service provided by Katrina Kittle. Her thorough evaluation allowed me to understand both the positive and negative aspects of my writing from the unbiased perspective of someone with impeccable writing credentials. She provided direct, pertinent, feedback on each and every page and made herself available to discuss any questions or concerns that I had. I found that the advice she gave applied not only to manuscript I provided, but to all of my writing. I will definitely consider using her service again in the future." —Tom Gumbert
"I reached out to Kristina when I was struggling to land an agent for my first novel. Her feedback made me to rethink where I'd started my book, and it forced me to dig much deeper into my character's motivations. I added five new chapters to my book and reworked all the rest. The result was a deeper, more meaningful story. Shortly after I incorporated Kristina's feedback, I signed with a literary agency in New York. I couldn't have done it without her." --Fredrick Marion, author of The Very Strange and Very Secret Trashcan Club
"Kristina McBride is fabulous! She has the uncanny ability to catch things other people miss. Even better, she highlights both strengths to build on and areas ripe for improvement. Character, plot, pacing, dialogue . . . Kristina delivers on every level. I always walk away from a Kristina edit inspired and armed with an action plan to dig deeper. Highly recommended for seasoned authors and new writers alike." --Kay Cassidy, Award-winning author of The Cinderella Society series
"Kristina McBride has the unique ability to identify not only the substantive issues in your writing - pacing, character development, plot - but also the grammatical and stylistic issues that can doom a submission. Her critiques are thoughtful, instructive and kind. As a fellow writer, I have relied on our sharing of writing to improve my own works and to support my writing endeavors." --Janet E. Irvin, author of The Dark End of the Rainbow
"Sharon is very adept at plot (remember, she started out writing mysteries), has a keen sense of the telling detail, and is eager to help a writer expose the best in any character. Her comments are both kind and perceptive, and I believe they would be helpful to any writer of fiction. They have certainly been helpful to me!" --Martha Moody, author of Best Friends, Sharp and Dangerous Virtues and other novels.
"Sharon’s writing mentorship goes far beyond tips for crafting a well-turned phrase. Her kind, patient counsel has calmed my over-stressed anxiety on many occasions; she is as much teacher as therapist. Whether I’ll ever be as successful as she is remains to be seen, but I couldn’t be more grateful for how she continues to help me hone my skills so that such an outcome no longer seems quite so impossible." --Cyndi Pauwels, author of the forthcoming Forty & Out.
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