"Brooke always provides thoughtful, purposeful feedback. She has a solid knowledge of the publishing industry as well as the craft of writing. I appreciate her fresh perspective on manuscripts and ability to help move them forward. I highly recommend using her experience and ideas to improve your manuscript!"
- Jill F. -
"Brooke gave me a great critique! She helped me change and mold my picture book into a book that will be more marketable. It is also more intriguing to Publishers, parents and teachers as well!"
- Sheryl S. -
"Brooke's critiques always benefit my writing and my writing process. She has a way of seeing my work through the eyes of the reader, as well as the eyes of an editor."
- Erica D. -
When I first set out to publish a children's book, I sent it off with only my mom's opinion that it was a good story. I waited over 6mths to get a letter in the mail asking to publish my book, but it never came. That's when I connected with other successful writers and learned the benefit of a professional critique.
Now all my stories get reviewed many times before I try to publish them. By doing this, I not only learned how to improve my writing skills, but I also learned what makes a valuable critique for the writer receiving in. (Hint: it's not by telling them everything that's bad then saying "Bye, Felicia! Good luck.")
That's why with all my critiques, I first look for the positive aspects of the story then consider where to make changes. This not only allows for constructive criticism that you can do something with, but it doesn't make you feel like a terrible writer. Because you're not!
"Brooke has helped me to focus on aspects of my first pages that didn’t make sense and were confusing to the reader. She has helped and encouraged me to get my writing out there and to keep moving forward whatever the obstacles! "
- Karen J. -
"I have had the good fortune to be on the receiving end of Brooke’s critiques over the past few years. She is thorough, thoughtful, and most of all, helpful. Her honest critiques encourage me to be a better writer."
- Lorna S. -