Skip to content

For Writers

Books for writers

The Writers’ ABC Checklist

International writing competitions

Short Story

Novel Opening and Synopsis

Flash Fiction

Critique and author mentoring service

Lorraine’s critique and author mentoring service has been running since 2008. As well as providing critiques for short stories and flash fiction, she works with authors on full length novels and non-fiction books. She is currently mentoring authors on three continents.

Writers receive a report covering manuscript presentation, title, opening paragraphs, story resolution, dialogue, characterisation and an overall assessment. They also get back their original document marked up with track changes to show suggestions, comments and advice directly on the text.

The critiques cover not only where improvements are needed, but also detail what it is that writers are doing right! This is something that is often overlooked when work is appraised, but it is an important aspect in a writer’s progress.


Flash fiction: (up to 1,000 words) …………………£15

Short fiction: (1,001 to 3,000 words) …………….£30

Longer works of fiction and non-fiction: email for quote to

How to submit work for critique

For longer works please contact me for a quote.

You can pay by clicking on the PayPal button below. You will be taken through a payment procedure. Afterwards, please submit your manuscript as an email attachment (any form of Word document) to:

In the covering email give the title and word count, your full name and details of PayPal transaction if paying via a different email address to that used to submit the work.


Lorraine’s critique was very helpful

Lorraine’s critique was very helpful indeed, showing me where I needed to strengthen my story and offering me insights to take away and consider. An objective reader is so valuable, and I felt the cost was well worth paying after investing so much time putting the story together.Lorraine’s experience as a reader, judge and story expert shines through. I will use her services again without hesitation.

Ruby Cowling

Comments by recipients of Flash 500 critiques

I’m very new to writing

I’m very new to writing stories and your insights are both excellent and helpful. And good value for money too.


Comments from users of other outlets where I provide a critique service

Please pass on my appreciation

Please pass on my appreciation to Loraine for her excellent critique of my short story. I will take her critical comments and try to improve for next time.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

We keep your data private and share your data only with third parties that make this service possible. Read the Privacy Policy.
Once you click "Subscribe," you will receive a confirmation email with a link to click. This confirms your subscription. If it doesn't arrive, please check your spam folder... or email with the words "Please subscribe me to your email list"

All content © Lorraine Mace. Website build, hosting and maintenance by Gandy-Draper web design for writers and bloggers