In this case, you would send me a partial or completed manuscript and I would give feedback on big picture issues, from pacing to character development and voice.
Contact for free one-page trial so we can both get an idea if we want to move forward.
This is an eight-week long service where I help authors who are dealing with excuses and other problems with writing in the process.
I give daily texts as a “kick in the pants,” weekly chats, and I promise to read every word you write within about 24 hours to help encourage you forward in the drafting process.
This service costs $1000 and is only available at certain times of the year, since I want to make sure I have time to give my full attention to those I’m mentoring.
I am available to speak to writers, families dealing with autism, and anyone wishing general inspiration to help conquer the world on these subjects:
- Why Talent Doesn’t Matter and Determination Does
- Why You Think You Don’t Have Time to Write
- How to Run Fifty Miles
- You Can Do Anything
- I’m Autistic and It’s Awesome
- The World Needs More Autists
Prices begin at $500 for local one-hour presentations. Contact me for more information and availability.
If you can’t afford to hire me personally or to take one of my classes on-line or at Weber State University, where I often teach as an adjunct, I have over one hundred free essays on craft and psychology of writing here.
I’m currently working on a set of video classes with assignments that you can download for $200. I’m also hoping to do add a feedback component where you can sign up to send me pages and get personalized feedback for $50/hour.
And because I think it makes people feel better to see how bad I was and how far I’ve come, here are a few of my early writings:
Better than advertised.
There must be millions of us who are going to ‘write a book’ someday, but someday never comes. I had piles of notes collected from over 20 years of ‘maybe’ and hundreds of hours of talking to myself in the shower, but that was it. Then I took a chance on Mette’s ‘Kick in the Pants’ program. She is a proven success in all the phases: starting, slogging through the middle and finishing and getting published. In academia, fiction writing, non-fiction writing, and Ironman. And that is just what I know about. Daily encouraging reminders. Weekly chats. Killer feedback that is honest but gentle enough. And I am so stoked. I followed her guidance and ended up with a first draft, as advertised. I don’t have money lying around the house, so believe me when I say the price is right and the promised expertise was delivered. Thanks, Mette!
Mette’s expert advice helped me to revise my manuscript, which was key to successfully querying agents. Her editing is thoughtful and spot-on; her insights helped me to make my novel shine brighter.
The things that get in the way of our writing are complex. Fear, anxiety, temperament, life-problems, emotions, confidence, practice, skills, discernment, discipline. Mettle was a support for me during one of the most complicated, emotional, and fraught creative periods I have ever experienced in my entire life. Her steady input, her calm way of helping me put things into perspective, her uncanny ability to stand in solace with me during near-complete breakdown, were all absolutely integral to my ability to produce a draft of one of the best novels I have ever written. I owe a lot to Mette and recommend her support to anyone who needs just a little help to navigate their way through the creative process.