"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

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Openings This Summer for Manuscript Consultations

Got manuscript? I have openings this summer for manuscript consultations.
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Distance One-on-One Manuscript Consultation
Poetry, Fiction, or Nonfiction
 
A Month By Mail, Focused Completely On Your Work!
 
Week 1: I receive and focus on a close reading of your manuscript.
 
Week 2: I will closely read a second time, this time making line by line editorial comments, returning the line-edited manuscript to you, and a detailed 6-8 page letter with initial response and suggestions by mail at the end of the first week. Upon your receipt of the manuscript, we’ll have an initial phone call (these usually last around 2 hours) to discuss those suggested edits, focusing that first week primarily on characterization, consistency, voice, the perceived goals of the narrative.
 
Week 3: I’ll compose a second detailed letter, this time focusing on structure and control of the narrative throughline, as well as any other elements I see presenting in the submitted work. This I’ll email to you by midweek, and again, we can schedule a phone meeting at week’s end to address this second editorial run through.
 
Week 4: I’ll ask that you send to me a list of your questions or comments early in the week, which I’ll address in writing, as well as sending you another detailed critique letter, focused on language and new ways of understanding and crafting voice and storytelling. We’ll finish with a third phone meeting to tie up any loose ends, address any remaining questions you might have on the critique provided.
 
So that’s Full Line Edits, Three Critique Letters, and Three Phone Meetings.
 
Contact me at carrollhackettma@gmail.com for a quote and scheduling.
 
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Openings in March & April for Distance Manuscript Consultations

Distance One-on-One Manuscript Consultation Proposal

A Month By Mail, Focused Completely On Your Work!

Week 1: I receive and focus on a close reading of your manuscript.

Week 2: I will closely read a second time, this time making line by line editorial comments, returning the line-edited manuscript to you, and a detailed 6-8 page letter with initial response and suggestions by mail at the end of the first week. Upon your receipt of the manuscript, we’ll have an initial phone call (these usually last around 2 hours) to discuss those suggested edits, focusing that first week primarily on characterization, consistency, voice, the perceived goals of the narrative.

Week 3: I’ll compose a second detailed letter, this time focusing on structure and control of the narrative throughline, as well as any other elements I see presenting in the submitted work. This I’ll email to you by midweek, and again, we can schedule a phone meeting at week’s end to address this second editorial run through.

Week 4: I’ll ask that you send to me a list of your questions or comments early in the week, which I’ll address in writing, as well as sending you another detailed critique letter, focused on language and new ways of understanding and crafting voice and storytelling. We’ll finish with a third phone meeting to tie up any loose ends, address any remaining questions you might have on the critique provided.

So that’s Full Line Edits, Three Critique Letters, and Three Phone Meetings.

Contact me at carrollhackettma@gmail.com for a quote and scheduling.

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One on One Manuscript Consultations This Summer!

I have openings for manuscript consultations in June. 
Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
 
Distance One-on-One Manuscript Consultation!
 
A Month By Mail, Focused Completely On Your Work!
 
More details HERE!
 
Let’s make your beautiful work even better!
 
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Spring Openings for One-on-One Manuscript Consultations!

Spring Openings for One-on-One Manuscript Consultations!
 
Choose which works best for you: an intensive weekend at The beautiful Porches Writing Retreat, owned by the fabulous Trudy Dean Hale or a distance consult–four weeks focused on your book via email, mail, & phone.
 
I’d be honored to help with your writing.
 
From my most recent consultation:
 
“My weekend consult with Mary was the best writing instruction and editing commentary I have received since I started working on my first novel. She was incredibly well prepared with an in-depth knowledge of my plot lines and characters. She asked me the right questions to help me articulate where I wanted my novel to go, and was able to share her wealth of experience as a teacher to help me make my characters more real, and my writing much more smooth. I truly enjoyed my weekend with Mary, and am grateful for having had chance to work with such a talented teacher.” -Marni von Wilpert
 
Email me and let’s talk about how, working together, we can make your beautiful work even better!
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Editing & Critique Services

Got book?

Via mail or face to face at The Porches, I offer a range of editing and consulting services for writers.

Let’s work together to make your beautiful work even better!

Details here!

https://marycarrollhackett.com/general-editing-services/

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Got Book? Let’s Make It Even Better!

I do lots of my group workshops, BUT

I also offer

One-on-One Manuscript Consultation and Editing in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

Let’s get together and let me provide you with a weekend consult at the beautiful Porches Writers Retreat in scenic Norwood, Virginia, giving your manuscript three days of undivided attention!

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Got book? Let’s your beautiful work even better!

Check out the page for details! 

https://marycarrollhackett.com/weekend-retreat-one-on-one-manuscript-consultation-and-editing/

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