DiAnn Mills Word Smith Mentoringwordsmith-coach
I’m passionate about story, the art of weaving unique characters with an exciting plot. I call the process a dance in which every aspect, technique, twist, and turn is a thrilling adventure for the reader and the writer.

Story is a blend of what the masters can teach us and our own writer’s voice. If you feel the challenge of writing a novel, whether as a beginner, advanced, or a pro, I can help you.

Are you ready to step onto stage with your dance of character and plot?

My recommended first step is get your own copy of The Dance of Character and Plot.

The Dance of Character and Plot

If you then decide you want more personal mentoring, please complete the form below with your query.

WordSmith Coach Services:

  • Query letter critique – $ 30
  • 1 hour phone consultation – $ 80
  • First chapter critique (up to 12 pages with one page of written feedback) – $ 110
  • 1 hour private SKYPE session – $ 110
  • 2 hours private SKYPE session – $ 195
  • Line edit of first chapter or chapter of client’s choice – $ 199
  • Proposal review of cover letter, synopsis, three chapters and marketing plan. – $ 399
  • Beginning Novelist course – Details here – $ 750
  • Fiction Techniques for the Advanced Writer course – Details here – $ 750

Content Edit: Fiction

Content edit of a novel with a three page critique: characterization, which includes goal, conflict, and motivation; plot, setting, pacing, dialogue, grammar, and punctuation:

  • 50,000 words        $999
  • 75,000 words        $1399
  • 100,000 words      $1699

Content Edit: Nonfiction

Content edit of nonfiction with a three page critique: theme, marketability, platform, research, credential, topic value.

  • 40,000 words        $799
  • 75,000 words        $1399