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Dear Fellow Writer:

Sending your novel manuscript out to a literary agent or editor can be nerve-wracking. There are so many reasons it could be rejected. The truth is, you get only one chance to make a good impression, and any reasonable writer fears it could end in criticism, rejection, or worse — no response at all, ever.

Click here to contact me for a professional writing critique.

A professional critique can help you conquer that fear by giving you the information you need to make your novel shine — and capture the attention it deserves.

Imagine the thrill of getting an email from a top literary agent, requesting sample pages … And then another email — this one asking for the full manuscript. Imagine what it’s like to hear from several agents at once, all fighting for the right to represent your book.

Picture getting an offer of representation from an interested editor. And then an offer for a book deal!

I know what it feels like, because I’ve experienced it firsthand. My agent is Kristin Nelson, founder of Nelson Literary Agency, and she’s been representing bestselling authors for over a decade. Today, my books are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, the Tattered Cover, Powell’s Books … and from booksellers overseas.

I’ll be the first to admit that I get a little surge of excitement every time I sell a book. And I can show you how to get to that point, too.

But first, we need to bring out the best in your book manuscript with a professional critique.

Now, can I guarantee that my critique will make you a bestselling author with blockbuster success? Of course not. No writing coach can promise that. (And if they do — watch out!)

But I can guarantee that if you follow my advice, your novel will become stronger … more compelling … and more likely to sell.

Being a bit of an introverted writer and editor, it doesn’t come naturally to me to toot my own horn. But you might be interested in hearing what others have said about my coaching:

“Laurence gave advice on my entire manuscript. His feedback was clear, relevant and immensely helpful. He’s a terrific writing coach!”

—Chris D.

“Some awesome ideas and advice here. Thanks so much for this!”

—Tom T. 

“Thank you for your insight… your feedback was right in line with what I was looking for!”

—Phyllis N. 

“Well thought out and comprehensive feedback. Anyone who is interested in polishing their work until it sparkles would benefit from Laurence’s coaching!”

—Michelle H.

You can’t get a critique like this anywhere else.

I’ve read hundreds of first-time novels, and through that experience I’ve developed a unique critiquing process you won’t find anywhere else. What I do is look at your book through several “lenses” — from a high-level, big-picture overview … all the way down to an intense word-by-word scrutiny.

I look at how each scene in your novel stands on its own merit. But I also study how it fits into the overall story.

I put a microscope on every element of your book, including:

• Character development
• Plot structure
• Dialogue
• Setting
• Theme
• Subplots
• Genre expectations
• and much more

You’ll get your manuscript back with in-depth notes and advice throughout, as if I’m right there working alongside you on the page.

Even better, you’ll also get a multi-page report that breaks down my analysis of your particular book into easily-managed sections, with concrete action steps you can take to improve your story.

In fact, this custom report makes it easy to start polishing your book in minutes.

To be honest, it’s hard to find anyone who will look so deeply into your story’s structure … who will work with you on your book so intensely … who will “get” your book the way I do.

Ordinarily, you might expect to pay $1,500 or more (sometimes much more) for a critique like this. Some writing coaches charge $5 a page — or rates even higher.

But right now, I’m offering first-time clients like you a full-manuscript critique for much less.

Click here to contact me for pricing.

I know from experience that when I offer prices this low, my schedule fills up quickly. So I can’t guarantee that I can hold down this price for long.

Would you like to reserve your place now? Click here.

Remember, your payment is fully refundable if you change your mind, so there’s absolutely no risk to you. If you decide you’d rather not go ahead with the critique, then instead of sending me your manuscript, just send me an email anytime in the next 30 days canceling your order, and I’ll respectfully refund the entire amount, no questions asked.

Sound fair?

Again, just click here to contact me for pricing.

If you have any questions at all — and I mean it, any questions — please don’t hesitate to send me an email. I’m happy to help. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to reading your book!

Warm regards,


P.S. I’ve gotten plenty of requests from writers just like you for a copy of my new ebook “Instant Plot: Plan Your Novel the Easy Way”. If you’d like your own copy as a free gift, no strings attached, just click here to email me now.