Private Consulting

NoveltyDC is Mary Kay Zuravleff and Jenny Moore

Why go private

  • you prefer working with a single mentor
  • you long to learn particular skills or techniques from a novelist
  • you need a boost for your entire book or just a troublesome chapter
  • you want honest, compassionate feedback and a plan for revision

“Mary Kay Zuravleff has a revelatory understanding of the craft and process of fiction writing. Her workshops provide support, feedback, and deadlines so crucial for any writer, and they produce results. I know—I took one.” Caroline Preston, author of The War Bride’s Scrapbook

“Jenny Moore’s attention to detailin every aspect of the manuscript, from structural integrity to character arc to word choiceundoubtedly played a significant role in my editor’s decision to buy the manuscript. It was, quite simply, a much better book because I worked with her.”—Julie Drew

What to expect

You’ll get a thorough reading of your pages and a detailed written assessment: What’s the heart of your book? Where does it beat strongly? What still needs energy and attention?

You’ll meet your mentor in person, by Skype, or by phone to discuss your pages and the next steps.

Your response will be tailored to your needs. Nagging doubts about your project? Want to discuss process, brainstorm solutions, or get inspired? Let us know.

But wait, there’s more

You can request additional services, including detailed help with problematic scenes or chapters, writing prompts suited to your novel, or follow-up coaching.


Your cost is determined by hours spent and your desired level of critique. Contact NoveltyDC to discuss what you’re looking for and receive a free estimate. Fees start at $1200 for a 50,000-word novel.

Contact  Mary Kay Zuravleff at or Jenny Moore at