Praise for WriteByNight
I worked with David for about 6 months while finishing up my dissertation. I contacted WBN because I was having problems with motivation and meeting my writing goals. I felt overwhelmed by the amount of work I had to do. I started meeting with David and
things turned around quickly-- I became more confident, produced more pages, and enjoyed working on my dissertation again. I am really glad I contacted WBN, I only wish I had done it sooner!
You guys rock. The coolest sensation to hit Austin in the last ten years.
This was one of the most thorough critiques I've received, and it was enormously helpful.
WriteByNight showed me what writing is all about. I am delighted with this experience.
Whether you're writing an opinion piece, an instruction manual, or the next great American novel, Justine Tal Goldberg is a tremendous resource. Her attention to detail and textual insights make her a wonderful editor and writing coach. Clearly an avid writer and reader, Justine has obtained a fluency with the written word that is impressive to say the least—a fluency that thrives on dialogue with colleagues and students.
Emily Eaton, Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University
I always had a book in my heart waiting to be placed on paper. I had no clue how to start, or even if I should start. I took a WriteByNight workshop and started book coaching. The rest is history!
I'm now finished with my memoir, "Confessions of a Childless Woman." I've written a carefully worded query letter resulting in two agents considering the merits of this project. Without a doubt, taking that first step in the writing course from WriteByNight landed me in the position of having my book published and a dream fulfilled.
I owe so much to Justine and David. And I believe I now have two forever friends.
I recently hired Justine of WriteByNight to review the manuscript for a children's book that I am currently working on. Justine was personable and helpful on the phone. Following our conversation she was very prompt and efficient in providing information to help me decide in which capacity she could be of most help to me. After considering the options, I requested a one-on-one editorial critique of my manuscript. Within two weeks of receiving my manuscript Justine emailed it back to me with a number of very insightful and helpful comments. These comments provided suggestions which I feel will enable me to submit a superior manuscript to agents and publishers. The competition in the publishing field is fierce these days and each submission must be the author's very best work in order to be considered for publication. The fees charged by WriteByNight are well worth the expense for the writer who is serious about getting published.
I love WBN's blog. I learn all sorts of good things about writing and publishing, but most importantly, I've learned that I am not alone out here. When you live in small town British Columbia, aren't into hockey, lacrosse or snowmobiling, it can be tough for an aspiring author. Thanks Justine and David. Keep up the great work.
There aren’t many outlets for aspiring writers who opt not to pursue an MFA to continue seeking camaraderie and peer support beyond their undergraduate years. But WriteByNight filled that gap for me. I read some wonderful stories, met some great people, and received some very valuable feedback. At about a third of the cost of what I paid to attend similar workshops while in college, the price was right, too. If only I could find something similar in Korea...
When I interviewed Justine, she and I had a frank and open discussion about what I had, what I wanted and expected of her, and what she promised to deliver. Justine delivered.
In fact, Justine gave me more than she promised. She made detailed suggestions, careful grammatical corrections and it was obvious that she had spent time with the work. My book is full of multiple characters and weirdnesses, and she helped me make each more interesting and distinctive.
Justine helped me to make my book better. Much better. If WBN can fix my *!&%, they can fix yours too.
I can truly say WBN's services have played a role in helping me buckle down and publish after a decade of struggle.