Personal Advisory Service (APAS)
The Authors' Personal Advisory Service
is a personal one-on-one service that offers information,
advice and assistance to aspiring novelists.
kind of help given varies according to what each
client requires. Some people have wanted to start
a novel, but didnt know how to set about
it. Others have already started by the time they
contact me, but need advice and assistance, while
many have finished a novel and dont know
what to do next.
will read a manuscript and give the author a critique
when Ive finished it, or do a full edit on
a completed manuscript, if this is required. Im
happy to accept all genres except science fiction,
about which I know nothing!
I also offer an individually tailored Creative
Writing Course, which is structured to meet
the requirements of each client. I quickly learnt
that one size does not fit all when
it comes to a creative writing course.
Few Words From Margaret
Along with the above services, I always include
some pages explaining the intricacies of the world
of publishing, and some of the more confusing
terms that first-time authors will come across
as they start the long journey towards getting
an agent and/or a publisher.
my advertisements I put that I offer an
efficient and friendly service, which I
believe that I do. However, on reflection its
hard to imagine anyone saying that they offer
an inefficient and unfriendly service, so perhaps
this should be taken for granted!
What Im really trying to say is that while
Im honest, and dont hesitate to point
out flaws and weaknesses, I always try to do this
in a constructive and encouraging way. This is
because I believe that even if you never get published,
if you enjoy writing as a hobby then you should
be able to get help to enable you to write to
the best of your ability. Of course, most people
do want to be published, and my aim there is to
help those people achieve their goal.
you're interested in contacting me about these services,
then please email
me. The cost of the service varies considerably
according to the amount of help that you feel you
need, so a quote will be included in my reply if
Please note that I cannot actually write a book for
anyone, nor can I guarantee that you will be published.
What I can do is give you a better chance of this happening.