“Just finished reading your comments and I am blown away. Had not expected such detailed analysis. Thank you so much! I’ve sat on these stories for several years knowing there was something not right but too close to them to understand what.
Your feedback sheds a whole new light on what I wrote but also on the short-story form.” MS, March 2018
“This is wonderful feedback, extremely helpful, very encouraging. It’s given me renewed energy to keep going and a sense of direction – exactly what I need!” Ruth, March 2018
“I just had a critique from Tania Hershman and the quality of feedback was fantastic – 3 1/2 pages of tips and questions for an 800 word story which will help me with ALL my writing. Highly recommend.” Gaynor J, Dec 2017
Your short stories should first and foremost please you, the writer, and be written in the way you want to write them. But having a second pair of eyes – that don’t belong to a friend or family member! – to take a look can be very useful. I am an experienced writer, editor and workshop tutor and I offer short story critiquing and mentoring, either by email or in person – or a combination of the two.
We will formulate a plan according to what you need – I can look at and comment, for example, on one short story, or several short stories and/or flash fictions, and I will provide you with a detailed written report highlighting the positives, pointing out stylistic and narrative quirks you may not have noticed yourself repeating across stories, and suggesting ways to push yourself further to make a good story truly great!
You can also give a critique as a gift to a writer friend!
My fees will depend on the number and length of the stories – I offer discounts for writers on a low income. Email me [email protected] to discuss this further.