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Monthly Writing Critique

Get monthly deadlines and professional feedback on your novel, stories, or memoir

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Do you need deadlines and feedback to keep you on track with your writing? This is the class for you!

There are no lectures, no videos to watch, and no assigned readings. This course is about one thing: motivating you to write and revise.

When you enroll in monthly critique, you'll receive personalized assignments based on your needs, along with a written critique of 8 - 20 manuscript pages* per month.

You'll receive your critique within three business days of submission.

*A manuscript page is a standard font (Garamond, Times New Roman) in 12 points or higher, with 2" margins on all sides. When you enroll, you'll be able to select how many pages you want to submit per month.

If you don't want assignments and just want to submit stories or chapters of your novel in progress, that's fine too.

This course is also ideal for students enrolled in PLOTTING THE NOVEL who would like to receive feedback on assignments. If you are enrolled in PLOTTING THE NOVEL, please select the 20 pages per month option; you will be able to submit all of your assignments for critique.

Is monthly critique right for you?

This course is intended for:

  • writers who are working on a story collection, memoir, novel, or novella
  • writers who already have a strong grasp of the basic building blocks of fiction
  • writers who want detailed professional feedback on stories or chapters
  • writers who are enrolled in the Novel Writing Master Class

You will receive feedback from Michelle on 8-20 pages of writing (in standard manuscript format) per month. (Select the number of pages when you enroll).

You may cancel your subscription at any time. If you don't find the feedback on your first submission helpful, you may cancel and receive a full refund.


Your Instructor


Michelle Richmond
Michelle Richmond

Michelle Richmond is the author of five novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Year of Fog, and two award-winning story collections. Her books have been sold in 28 languages. She has taught in the MFA programs in creative writing at the University of San Francisco, California College of the Arts, St. Mary's College of Moraga, Bowling Green State University, and Notre Dame de Namur University, where she held the Catherine Julie Cunningham Chair. She has also taught novel writing online for Stanford Continuing Studies. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami, where she was a James Michener Fellow. She is the founder and publisher of Fiction Attic Press.

Michelle's articles on narrative craft have appeared in The Writer's Chronicle, Writer's Digest, and Glimmer Train's newsletter for writers, and her essays about literature have appeared in The Believer and Oxford American. Her stories and essays have also appeared in Glimmer Train, The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, and many other magazines, newspapers, and anthologies.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
As soon as you enroll, you are welcome to submit your first packet for critique. We will set a schedule for your monthly submissions. However, if you get behind, you can always submit more pages the next month as long as your subscription remains active.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your first critique, contact me for a full refund.
What if I miss a month?
Don't worry! Your page allowance rolls over each month. If you miss a month, you may submit 20 pages the next month.

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