Manuscript Critique Service
How to Purchase this Service
STEP 1: Fill out the purchase form and click "Complete my Purchase".
STEP 2: Fill out the intake form, which you will receive by email immediately after completing your purchase.
STEP 3: Using one of the acceptable file formats listed on the intake form, upload your manuscript to the secure link provided.
STEP 4: Schedule your 2-hour ZOOM call by sharing three preferred dates and times on the intake form (see below for expected turnaround times).
STEP 5: Submit the intake form, and expect to hear from Zena via email within a few days to finalize your ZOOM appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a 4-6 week turnaround time for all manuscript critiques. Upon submission, you will receive an email outlining any additional next steps.
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[By submitting this form, you agree to the Terms & Conditions as outlined on the website. This price is for a manuscript up to 80,000 words. For manuscripts longer than 80,000 words, you will be invoiced separately at a rate of $100 per additional 10,000 words. Your manuscript will not be read until payment has been remitted in full.]
What People Are Saying:
Zena is highly intelligent, and is one of the best story consultants around. Zena has brilliant insights and is able to turn the light on for a writer who is too close to their own material to see what needs modified or trimmed. She is able to teach and consult with other creators, on a high level of rare skill. I trust her instincts.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Zena to discuss a story concept that’s been dogging me for months. The series is stuck in my head, but never reaches my keyboard. I couldn’t figure out why. She listened to my idea, my characters, and the theme I was envisioning. Diagnosis? My concept is an ensemble piece; I needed to re-orient the flow to better manage multiple characters.
The real kicker? Less than 30 minutes. Total. I’ve agonized over a sentence longer than that.
I’d recommend Zena for anyone with a story to tell—especially the story that won’t cooperate. Save yourself a lot of time and effort. Work with her.
Zena provided excellent suggestions to improve my fantasy manuscript. Her analysis was incredible. She’s an amazing teacher.
I highly recommend Zena Dell Lowe to review your written projects. She provided a thorough and honest assessment of my original screenplay and her review helped me immensely during the rewrite phase. Not only was she quick in her review and written reply, she also provided exceptional verbal notes over the phone. She went above and beyond what I expected and I will be forever grateful for her help and support in my journey as a writer.
Zena possesses the ability to walk clients through the story process, enabling them to bring their projects alive. Her love for the power of stories and her respect for those who create them make Zena Dell Lowe a valuable resource for creatives looking for help to make their projects soar.
I benefited tremendously from Zena's insight while working on my final project in graduate school. I was amazed at how accurately she assessed the structural problems and story arc issues, while clearly understanding where I wanted to take my story. I was so impressed by her astute observations and approach, her constructive examples, that I would absolutely seek her out for further script analyses.
If you want a story coach who will tell you the truth and has the goods to steer you in the right direction, Zena’s the choice. She pulls no punches and she knows what works.
As an advisor, Zena has been instrumental to my success in writing. She has a keen perception of characters, human nature and knowledge of how to propel a story forward.
Zena’s patience is truly encouraging. She has a gift to be able to make you dig deep within your story, see the bigger/smaller picture, explain things until you understand, and leave you feeling motivated to continue forward. I am really fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her!
I had the pleasure of having Zena critique a high stakes writing project. Zena’s feedback allowed me to see aspects of my project that needed special attention. She helped me to get it to a place where I felt confident in my writing. Needless to say, Zena turned a stressful project into a successful project.
I spent two years working on my MFA in script writing at Regent University’s film school. In that time span I left feeling like I had learned absolutely nothing. I met Zena for a stand alone critique during my Final Project in December of 2018, and what I was supposed to learn in the two years I was enrolled at Regent, Zena was capable of teaching me in less than two hours. Regent needs to give Zena my tuition because she did their job for them.