juvenile developmental analysis

Publishing contracts for series and single fiction and nonfiction titles, awards, placement in schools and libraries nationwide


Children's picture books, easy readers, and early chapter books. up to 7,500 words are handled with the same approach as the adult developmental analysis. This professional writing service, provided by an award-winning book editor, charges a flat rate of $495.  


"So far, three agents want to represent the manuscript Writer's Resource worked on. I feel like they should duke it out in an agent bidding war!" 
​--YA Contemporary Fantasy​

developmental analysis

Marketability assessment, national awards, novels/novellas from short stories/scripts, repurposed content, contracts with agents and publishers

This analysis examines the structural and 
storytelling elements of fiction and memoirs. When the work is nonfiction, the structural and writing elements of that category are considered. Applicable market trends are also discussed. The write-up of recommendations for a manuscript of average length runs 10 to 18 single-spaced pages. This is all narrative text; no tables, charts or graphs are used as filler.  The rate for a manuscript of standard length is $9.50 per double-spaced page. The minimum fee is $1,650. 


"This truly is the book of my dreams! As excited as I am about the movie producers who are already interested in the film rights, I am more thrilled with the sense of peace now that I have accomplished this goal. Together we've made this a reality." 
​--Memoir


"This week I finished up the changes Writer's Resource recommended. Within three days, two agents requested the FULL manuscript, not just a partial!
It's clear that the feedback was right on the money. I queried close to 100 agents before contacting Writer's Resource and NO ONE requested the full manuscript. Your feedback really resonated with me and the story is much stronger because of it." 
--Novel 


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"I am working feverishly on all the ideas Writer's Resource gave me in the developmental analysis. Laine really made such a difference in my life." 
​--Advocate's Memoir


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baseline review

Quality lifted to the  next level, enhanced interest from agents and publishers, marketability review, national awards

A baseline review can help you determine how agents, publishers and readers will receive your work. Critical elements related to writing quality, marketability, and storytelling or narrative elements are addressed with recommendations that lift the work to the next level.
This professional writing service is provided by an award-winning author.
​A 2- to 5-page (single-spaced) report is generated to guide your corrections and adjustments.
​The flat rate for adult, YA and middle-grade manuscripts up to 20,000 words (80 pages) is $645.  

Add $100 for every additional 10,000 words (40 pages).