Coaching & Critiques
Do You Want Your Writing to Shine?
With over 20 years in the children’s publishing industry as author, freelance editor and book reviewer, Dianne helps budding writers polish their manuscripts prior to submission to a publisher or literary agent.
As featured online at Psychology Today, read Dianne’s “Three Ways to Find Your Creative North Star”
Choose the way Dianne’s knowledge and experience can work for you:
Let Dianne answer your questions about the craft of writing for children and teens. She’ll help you define your target reader, find the key marketing ‘hook in your book’, spice up your query letter or elevator pitch, formulate submission strategy, learn how to find or form a writers critique group, and more.
Let Dianne give your work-in-progress an editorial “deep read”. Your manuscript will be evaluated with a sharp eye on narrative elements, language choice, and age-appropriate concepts. You’ll receive a copy of your manuscript with notes, plus a detailed editorial report with suggestions to boost your story’s strengths
If you are interested in scheduling a writing coach session or manuscript critique, email Dianne@dianneochiltree.com
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Dianne!!! You have given me so much to work with. Your comments are on target. I appreciate how you examine each step of a story and analyze whether it rings true. Your ‘deep read’ is truly that, and I highly recommend others consider your perspective.”
I can only say that you have helped me with my manuscript beyond my dreams. You are a pro
You have a real talent for helping people with the craft of writing. Your industry experience and insight are invaluable.
I’ve had a lot of people look at this manuscript, but never with the insight you have given.