Mike Libera, “Finderscope”

Julia’s insights not only offered constructive criticism on character development, story structure, and a much needed clarity around POV, but also provided me an opportunity to discuss what the story meant to me, directly. Her observations allowed me to recognize some pitfalls, get out of my own way, and see why I had trouble creating a meaningful ending. Her succinct summary notes also gave me the chance to put the work away for a period of time – and revisit with a fresh, but insightful map to reworking the manuscript.