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Book Development

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
— Vince Lombardi

Online writing coach Milli Thornton
Hello, my name is Milli Thornton. I’m an editor and a writing coach. I also offer book development.

Spiritual book coach free consultation

Book development at Write More Words is available in three areas:
  • Developing your book idea
  • Overview critique of an existing manuscript
  • One-on-one support for developing your manuscript to its full potential

(If your project is finished and you need editing or proofreading, visit Milli’s editing service: Sensitive Editing.)

Which one is right for you?
Developing your book idea (non-fiction)

If you’ve had a book idea rattling around for a long time but you don’t know how or where to get started, Milli can help you coax the vision from inside of your head to emerge as a plan for your book. She’ll help you write a book summary, table of contents and brief description of each chapter. If you don’t have a title yet, Milli can help you find the right title (or find an inspirational working title to get you started).

Overview critique of an existing manuscript

Critiques are a dime a dozen and everyone wants to tell you how you should have written your story or book. Instead you’ll get constructive input on areas that need improving. Milli uses her intuition and years of experience to put herself in the shoes of the reader; this gives you intimate feedback on what readers will notice and experience. If you’re seeking representation, Milli will point out what agents expect in terms of writing quality.

Developing your manuscript to its full potential

Once you have a first draft it’s time to get serious about realizing the full potential of your book and your writing. This service includes in-depth feedback showing you where you can improve your writing, structure your book more effectively and provide more value to your readers. Milli will push you to do full justice to your book. Unlike a critique (a one-off situation), you’ll be working closely with Milli to bring each chapter to its fullness.