The Fiction Portal
Antonia Morton, Book Editor
The fix note: Your best story-improvement tool
My detailed assessment of your manuscript describes clearly just what YOU can do to improve the story. A fix note is a useful—and inexpensive— way to get professional feedback.
With my guidance and encouragement, all the authors of these sample fix notes went back to work on their stories—and later sent me their much-improved manuscripts to edit. As a result, the process was shorter and easier for them (and also cheaper).
Some of my advice is specific to that particular story; but other notes contain useful hints and general tips that may help you with your own book. As well, reading these will give you an idea of what to expect from a critique of your MS.
Fix Note 1 for Cathy, a novelist who'd written a religious story
Fix Note 2 for Sean, a writer who'd written a noir-type thriller
Fix Note 3 for Marisa, a novelist who'd written a romance
Fix Note 4 for Karen, an author who'd written a horsey YA novel
Fix Note 5 for Colin, a sailor who'd written a nautical adventure
Fix Note 6 for Jenny, an author who'd written a detective story