critiques

Picture books are acritique_ad_large special art form and one of my favorite things is helping writers make their work the best it can be while staying true to their own voice and vision.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Danielle is a true picture book expert and someone I trust implicitly with my work.”

Carter Higgins, author of Everything You Need for a Treehouse (2017) and This is Not a Valentine (2017).

 

“I’m so grateful to have had Danielle’s input on my stories.  She has a keen eye and ear and is always able to point out areas that can be better developed and made stronger.  She gives great feedback without trying to change the spirit of the story or the essence of my writing voice and style.  Her comments about wording are spot on, but better still she has a great sense of the big picture and how to enhance flow, originality and the premise of the story.  I’ve had a lot of critiques and I can say hers are top notch.”

Dev Petty, author of I Don’t Want to be a FrogI Don’t Want to be Big (October ’16), and Claymates (2017).

 

CLIENT REVIEWS

“Danielle *gets* stories. And she critiques with both positive encouragement and extremely thoughtful feedback on multiple ways to improve a story. Every story, actually. If you’re on the fence about ordering a critique with Danielle, waver no more. Hop off that fence and get to it!”

“Danielle has an uncanny ability to zero in on the heart of your story and offer suggestions that strengthen that heart.”

“Danielle provided wonderfully insightful comments on my picture book manuscript. Not only does she have a sharp eye, but she delivers the feedback in a very positive, constructive manner. I’d highly recommend her!”

DETAILS IN THE FOLLOWING DOWNLOADABLE PDFs:

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I also critique middle grade novels!

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I welcome the opportunity to help with stories that express diversity. 

Please drop me an email if you’re interested in having me critique your picture book (or middle grade) manuscript!