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1st Chapter Critiques

Most literary agents request the first 5-10 pages of your manuscript, which includes the 1st chapter. If they don't like those initial pages, you may never make it past the query slushpile. The 1st chapter is also crucial if you're self-publishing. If readers don't like what they're reading, they likely won't continue. Because of this, I'm offering 1st chapter critiques to make your manuscript shine so you can survive the query trenches and hook your readers.

What my service gets you:


  • Thorough feedback with in-document comments

  • Up to 15 pages double-spaced, 12 pt font

  • All for just $9.99!


“Holly has given me some of the most helpful feedback I've ever received on a story. Her feedback was super kind and encouraging and gave me a lot of confidence in my book, but she also left some fantastic constructive comments. After editing my story, and using her feedback, I feel like it has improved tremendously. She helped me get my messages across in a more effective way and I can't thank her enough for it! I highly recommend working with her!” -Haley Aldrich

"Working with Holly was incredibly informative and inspiring! Holly was quick to read through and edit my chapters, and she gave me feedback quickly and efficiently. She was thoughtful, honest, and opened my eyes to my strengths as well as my weaknesses, both as a writer and with my novel. Holly and her critiquing services are a must for any aspiring author! Thanks to her, I know where to edit my novel and what my readers will love about it!"

-Bethany Cox

Read the latest reviews!

Ready to book? Have questions? Email me at and let's talk!

Note: Though I hope my services will help you improve your manuscript and writer skills, hiring me is not a guarantee of representation, publication, or sales.

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