Please be aware that P.B. Tweak is now closed through June 2022 due to health issues & professional deadlines. Thank you for your understanding. See you on July 1st, 2022!
P.B. Tweak! Critiques in A Week
I have had a private critique service for years but only advertised it on rare occasions. Mostly, clients just found me by word-of-mouth, but now that I have six picture books to my name, I’ve decided to announce it publicly: I offer custom pitches as well as query letter and picture book manuscript critiques! Check the list of my offerings and prices under my Services.
What you get when you purchase a P.B. Tweak from me:
The turnaround time for a critique is one week or less. I read your story, then take two days to mull it over in my mind. I sit down with your manuscript, add in-line comments throughout, and then write you a one-page personal letter on the strengths, weaknesses, marketability and potential for improvement that I see in your manuscript. This phase takes me a minimum of two hours, as I try to get a vision for all that your project can be, and formulate some concrete suggestions on how to get it there.
My specialty is character-driven narrative fiction and my own picture books run the gamut between commercial and literary, including quiet and lyrical as well as humorous, pun-filled and even rhyming texts. I will not personally recommend myself for non-fiction critiquing until I’ve published a non-fiction manuscript. (I believe it’s important to show real publishing credentials when we claim to know enough to be paid for a critique.) As I’m always publishing new genres, my critique offerings will broaden accordingly.
Visit my Instagram account @p.b.tweak to read my client testimonials.
Exemplary Picture Book
Follow me on my Instagram account @p.b.tweak to see a new “Exemplary Picture Book” featured each month. I choose a personal picture book favorite and discuss why it’s exemplary and how it might be helpful as a comp title or mentor text.