© Copyright 2019 by Carly Racklin

Brainstorming Consultation:

Email me at carlyracklin@gmail.com if you’re interested! Payment is made in USD through PayPal.

Email me at carlyracklin@gmail.com if you’re interested! Payment is made in USD through PayPal.

Services

Writing

My writing philosophy prizes collaboration over competition.

Over the course of my four years in college I participated in a heap of writing workshop courses, where I regularly critiqued and provided edits for the creative writing of my peers. My employment as a consultant in my university’s Writing Center equipped me specifically to collaborate with writers at any stage of the process on a wide range of concerns, and to facilitate the development of their ideas through focused discussion.

 

The writing process, beast though it may be, has a very special place in my heart. Through the services listed below, I want to help storytellers trust their voices and make their work shine.

Though I am most experienced with fiction writing, these services apply to any medium, whether it be graphic novels, video games, essays, poems, or otherwise. If you're unsure if my services would be a fit for you, don't hesitate to contact me!

My writing services include:

Writing Consultation

Brainstorming Consultation

Manuscript Critique

I am especially interested in speculative fiction, though I can work with most genres. If for some reason I am uncomfortable working with the genre of your particular work, I will be sure to let you know, and may suggest changes to the service I provide, in order to make sure that I can be of the most help possible. 

Writing Consultation:

Writing consultations are a collaborative effort - a conversation as opposed to a laundry list of problems to solve. For this service, you would provide me with a draft of your work, which I would read, and then discuss with you. I will ask to know the particular concerns you have for the work, and we will have a conversation about how to address those concerns. This process involves a lot of open-ended questioning. The goal is not to “fix” the work, but explore ideas and help you, the writer, achieve a clearer vision of where to go next.

The consultation will be conducted over the phone, or through Skype or Discord, in order to have the most organic and helpful discussion possible.

A single consultation lasts 60 minutes. 

Pricing:

Short Stories (0 - 7,500 words): $80 per session

Novelettes (7,500 - 20,000 words): $200 per session

Novellas (20,000 - 50,000 words): $350 per session

Other mediums: $150 per session

*As of this time, full novels are too great a commitment for a single consultation.

If you would like to consult on a novel, contact me, so we can work out a multi-step plan.

Starting a new project can be daunting, and you may not know the best course of action to follow. This consultation is meant for works in the most preliminary stages. For this service, I do not work with full drafts. If you include a draft with this consultation, it must be less than 20% completed. Otherwise I would recommend my Writing Consultation service instead.

 

If you have any related materials you would like to share (outlines, character profiles, even Pinterest boards), I will look them over, along with your current, unfinished draft, and we will discuss how the work may move forward. You can provide me with specific questions related to the work's current trajectory and I will help you to brainstorm with inquiries of my own.

This consultation will also be conducted over the phone, Discord, or Skype, and lasts 60 minutes.

Pricing:

If no draft is included: $50 per session

 With a draft (~20% finished or less): $70 per session

Manuscript Critique:

I will read through your entire manuscript and provide a few paragraphs of feedback on the piece as a whole - what is working and what isn’t, suggestions for moving forward, etc. I will also note on the overall flow and clarity of the piece and how it felt to read. This is great for a client who wants a clear second opinion on their entire work but may not have the funds for an extreme edit. Here I will make some simple suggestions and observations, but it is up to you to move forward with them.

Pricing:

Short Stories (0 - 7,500 words): $50

Novelettes (7,500 - 20,000 words): $70 

Novellas (20,000 - 50,000 words): $100

Novels (50,000 - 100,000 words): $200

*(+$30 for every additional 5,000 words)

To get started, or if you would like to inquire as to which of these services would best fit your work and your stage of the writing process, email me at carlyracklin@gmail.com. I’d love to chat with you!

Illustration

I also offer commissions of digital portrait illustrations of original characters.

$50 for lines only, $100 for full color.