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    Praise for WriteByNight

    Check out what WriteByNighters are saying, here and in our dozens of 5-star Google reviews.

     

      review rating 5  I came across WritebyNight via a Google search for 'creative writing consultant.' I had never shared my writing with anyone and was hesitant to ask if I could one day publish. I have been working with Nick Courtright who has given me the confidence to improve and to keep creating new material. Much of the professional advice that I have been given through coaching sessions, I would have originally thought the opposite. I appreciate the straightforward advice and real writing expertise. I feel more comfortable beginning new pieces and it is both exciting and helpful to have a professional review them. The feedback during coaching is always instructive and therefore beneficial. I plan to continue my work and one day publish.

      thumb elizabeth carmer
      5/17/2018

      review rating 5  I stumbled across Write By Night when I began my search for an editorial service, and I’m glad I did! I had completed my eighth draft of an 85,000-word novel, and I felt like I could no longer see the forest for the trees. I was so immersed in my characters and plot, I wanted to know if the narrative held together for a first-time reader. Justine paired me with Tom. I was initially doubtful about her choice because I considered my novel female-centric. I didn’t think a male editor could give it a fair shake. I worried for naught. I was quite pleased with his detailed feedback. His critique was honest, encouraging, and detailed Our phone consultation was gratifying and extremely helpful. After his critique and advice, I tightened my manuscript and am now sending query letters. I highly recommend WBN. Justine is a consummate professional. I will use their services again.

      thumb paulette x zander
      5/17/2018

      review rating 5  The minute that I discovered WriteByNight I knew it would be exactly what I needed to help me write my memoir. I’m a deadline-driven person, and I found that having a writing session every 2 weeks really keeps me on track as I extract memories from my brain to the page. I’ve been working with Resa for about 6 months now. She’s both my writing coach and cheerleader. My calls with her are constructive, we talk about what works and what needs a bit more attention. She’s so supportive and encouraging of what I’m writing that I’m revved up and ready to write more at the end of each call. That shot-in-the-arm of encouragement goes a long way, and I’m really making progress in getting my first draft done. Jody Picoult once said, “Everyone has a book inside of them - but it doesn't do any good until you pry it out.” If you’re interested in prying yours out, WriteByNight is a fantastic way to do so.

      thumb Brad Harris
      5/12/2018

      review rating 5  The minute that I discovered WriteByNight I knew it would be exactly what I needed to help me write my memoir. I’m a deadline-driven person, and I found that having a writing session every 2 weeks really keeps me on track as I extract memories from my brain to the page. I’ve been working with Resa for about 6 months now. She’s both my writing coach and cheerleader. My calls with her are constructive, we talk about what works and what needs a bit more attention. She’s so supportive and encouraging of what I’m writing that I’m revved up and read to write more at the end of each call. That shot-in-the-arm of encouragement goes a long way, and I’m really making progress in getting my first draft done. Jody Picoult once said, “Everyone has a book inside of them - but it doesn't do any good until you pry it out.” If you’re interested in prying yours out, WriteByNight is a fantastic way to do so.

      thumb Brad Harris
      4/15/2018

      review rating 5  I had been working on my fantasy tale called A Drifter’s Road for some time, making changes and changes without quite knowing what was working well and what was not. Thus, I wanted to find a critique service that could see what my idea was and give suggestions on where and how to improve my tale. Before going to WriteByNight, I went to a different critique service and was not too happy overall as to how everything went. Though I did take some of the suggestions, the one who read my tale had a rather singular, narrow minded view of how any tale should be written. I thought that I had an idea for a tale, but the one reading it did not think so, and I was not quite able to utter what my idea was. And so, I decided to search for another service and came across WriteByNight. What drew me to WriteByNight was that they offer far more than critiquing. If one has an idea but they are not sure how to go about writing it, they can have a consultation and talk with a member of WriteByNight’s team. Coaching is offered to those who are having trouble writing. Editing services are offered for those who are finished revising their book. Help is offered in querying to literary agents and in self-publishing. No matter what point a writer is at in their work, WriteByNight can help. My experience with WriteByNight was precisely the opposite from my previous critique. After speaking with Justine Duhr over how the process would go, I was matched with Tom Andes, who would first hear the idea for my tale and then read it over. I opted to have an hour phone call with Tom Andes before he read my tale so that I could say what I was trying to create as well as some problems I had with how things were written. I had times where I was not sure my tale made sense, where character progression did not quite seem right, and times where the manner in which things were written seemed odd in ways that I had trouble figuring out. Tom found these issues and gave good suggestions on them, but never said that I had to do anything a certain way. He gave his general suggestions on what worked well and what could use improvement in our hour-long phone call after he read my tale, and then he gave me a copy of my entire tale with a lot of comments throughout. I was very happy working with Tom Andes and I will be working with him again in the future. The most immediate thing one might notice and appreciate about WriteByNight is how much they value you as a customer. Justine was checking in to make sure that I was happy with how everything was going, and I was very happy indeed. Next, they take the time to listen and understand what kind of idea you are trying to write. After my previous critique, I was left wanting just a chance to say what my idea was as well as how I wanted it written. The biggest thing I think I could appreciate though is that the staff at WriteByNight do not tell you that you can only write a tale in a certain way. Other services might imply that they are open to different writing styles, but with the staff at WriteByNight, this statement is actually backed up. I will without question be working with Tom Andes and WriteByNight again in the future. The tale I sent is one that I hope to go beyond one book with, and though at the time of writing this testimonial I still have work to do, I cannot wait to talk with Tom again about what I have planned in future books. No matter what point a writer is at in their work, WriteByNight can help. The best advice I would give to any aspiring writer looking to make the best work they can is to contact WriteByNight to help them reach their writing goals. I would contact them without reluctance or hesitation. They listen far better and go far beyond what other services offer. My only regret is not finding them earlier.

      thumb Kyle McCurry
      4/11/2018

     

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