Sara Cottingham

is creating Fiction and Editing Advice

1

patron

$1

per month
Thank you for checking me out!

I am an emerging author, and I am currently working on my second novel.
I write mainstream fiction, and I have been known to branch out into magical realism a time or two. I recently graduated with my MFA in Creative Writing, and I'm hoping to put my education to good use by getting a book finished and published!

I'm always eager to talk to other people who are writers or are simply interested in the craft.

A little more about me: I am married to my husband who is currently active duty in the Air Force. We move around a lot. We've been married four years, and we've lived three places. We started in Seattle, but we're down in Idaho now. Finding a job for that amount of time is hard, especially when we know we'll be moving again, so this page is to help me bring in any extra income that I can. Ideally, I'd love to have my website and a published book, but I'm still new, and any little bit helps when you're living on one income.

I will be forever grateful to my husband for fully supporting him in pursuing my dreams, but I don't want the sole duty of household income to fall to him.

If you've come over here from my website, then welcome! If you'd like to check out my website, then simply click here

I have an affiliated Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, so please feel free to take a look at those as well. They are linked on my website.

Any little bit helps, and if you don't feel like you can contribute by monthly subscription, then hop on over and give an encouraging word on my site. Those help more than you know!

Once again, thank you, and I hope that you've enjoyed your time here.




Tiers
Great minds think alike
$3 or more per month
Give me a topic for one of my upcoming blog posts, you'll get to see a preview of it before goes lives, and get a BIG shout out when everyone else feasts their eyes on it!
Writing Q&A
$10 or more per month
Give me ten questions you've always wanted to know about writing, me, or a combination there of and I'll pick at least five to answer!


This way, you get to know a little bit more about me, and this gives you a private way to ask any writing questions you might be too nervous to ask in a public setting!

Exclusive sketches of Neon Girlfriend!
$15 or more per month
I'll send you the good, the bad, and the goofy drawings of each setting in my upcoming novel, Neon Girlfriend. I can't promise they're pretty, but they certainly gave me grounding when writing the scenes :)
Awesome Editing Help! (approx. 20 pages)
$15 or more per month
Do you have writing that you'd love for someone to look at?
I can help!
We will discuss (email, Skype, telepathically) what hurdles you're facing, and how we can get through them together!
It can be fiction, an English paper, or maybe you just need a second set of eyes on something you're uncertain about.

This will be more of a proofread, so if you're looking for something more tailored please look at my other services. :)

Astounding Editing Help! (40-50 pages)
$30 or more per month
This is similar to the "Awesome Editing Help", but this tier is assuming you're sending me more work. You should also assume you'll be getting a more tailored look at your work. 


I'll want to spend more time with it. I'll really break it down, and we can discuss how you'd like your work to improve so that I can make sure you're getting the most out of the experience.


We can also talk via Skype/video chat/phone call about what you'd like to improve, and tackle any questions you might have for me.

Mythical Editing Help! (over 100 pages)
$75 or more per month
More pages for me to look at = we can really track your growth and nail down what you're wanting from the piece. We'll be looking at larger issues i.e. character development, plot holes, use of language. 


At this tier, you're already writing, you're already comfortable, but a second set of eyes is always  great. 


When the work starts to get long it helps to have a person making sure everything is running smoothly.

The Legendary Manuscript Edit
$200 or more per month
You've done it! The manuscript is done! It needs some tailoring, but you've put in the hours of work. You should be proud. I'm just here to act as a sounding board, a polishing stone, and a friend.


Naturally, you'll get everything from the below tiers, but this time we'll be working with a completed piece. It isn't something to be rushed.


Ideally, I would like to work with someone I've worked with in the past, or at least seen a sample of their work.


If not, I would want to discuss the expectation before payment to make sure that we are the right fit for each other.

I don't want to waste your time when someone else might be another fit.


That said, you'll get my very focused attention. A manuscript edit is not something I take lightly.


Note: The listed price above is a minimum. Depending on length, time to edit, etc. we will work upwards in increments simply using the "Awesome Editing Help" pricing.

Goals
$1 of $200 per month
If I reach my goal I will release the first chapter of my novel, Neon Girlfriend! 
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Thank you for checking me out!

I am an emerging author, and I am currently working on my second novel.
I write mainstream fiction, and I have been known to branch out into magical realism a time or two. I recently graduated with my MFA in Creative Writing, and I'm hoping to put my education to good use by getting a book finished and published!

I'm always eager to talk to other people who are writers or are simply interested in the craft.

A little more about me: I am married to my husband who is currently active duty in the Air Force. We move around a lot. We've been married four years, and we've lived three places. We started in Seattle, but we're down in Idaho now. Finding a job for that amount of time is hard, especially when we know we'll be moving again, so this page is to help me bring in any extra income that I can. Ideally, I'd love to have my website and a published book, but I'm still new, and any little bit helps when you're living on one income.

I will be forever grateful to my husband for fully supporting him in pursuing my dreams, but I don't want the sole duty of household income to fall to him.

If you've come over here from my website, then welcome! If you'd like to check out my website, then simply click here

I have an affiliated Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, so please feel free to take a look at those as well. They are linked on my website.

Any little bit helps, and if you don't feel like you can contribute by monthly subscription, then hop on over and give an encouraging word on my site. Those help more than you know!

Once again, thank you, and I hope that you've enjoyed your time here.




Recent posts by Sara Cottingham

Tiers
Great minds think alike
$3 or more per month
Give me a topic for one of my upcoming blog posts, you'll get to see a preview of it before goes lives, and get a BIG shout out when everyone else feasts their eyes on it!
Writing Q&A
$10 or more per month
Give me ten questions you've always wanted to know about writing, me, or a combination there of and I'll pick at least five to answer!


This way, you get to know a little bit more about me, and this gives you a private way to ask any writing questions you might be too nervous to ask in a public setting!

Exclusive sketches of Neon Girlfriend!
$15 or more per month
I'll send you the good, the bad, and the goofy drawings of each setting in my upcoming novel, Neon Girlfriend. I can't promise they're pretty, but they certainly gave me grounding when writing the scenes :)
Awesome Editing Help! (approx. 20 pages)
$15 or more per month
Do you have writing that you'd love for someone to look at?
I can help!
We will discuss (email, Skype, telepathically) what hurdles you're facing, and how we can get through them together!
It can be fiction, an English paper, or maybe you just need a second set of eyes on something you're uncertain about.

This will be more of a proofread, so if you're looking for something more tailored please look at my other services. :)

Astounding Editing Help! (40-50 pages)
$30 or more per month
This is similar to the "Awesome Editing Help", but this tier is assuming you're sending me more work. You should also assume you'll be getting a more tailored look at your work. 


I'll want to spend more time with it. I'll really break it down, and we can discuss how you'd like your work to improve so that I can make sure you're getting the most out of the experience.


We can also talk via Skype/video chat/phone call about what you'd like to improve, and tackle any questions you might have for me.

Mythical Editing Help! (over 100 pages)
$75 or more per month
More pages for me to look at = we can really track your growth and nail down what you're wanting from the piece. We'll be looking at larger issues i.e. character development, plot holes, use of language. 


At this tier, you're already writing, you're already comfortable, but a second set of eyes is always  great. 


When the work starts to get long it helps to have a person making sure everything is running smoothly.

The Legendary Manuscript Edit
$200 or more per month
You've done it! The manuscript is done! It needs some tailoring, but you've put in the hours of work. You should be proud. I'm just here to act as a sounding board, a polishing stone, and a friend.


Naturally, you'll get everything from the below tiers, but this time we'll be working with a completed piece. It isn't something to be rushed.


Ideally, I would like to work with someone I've worked with in the past, or at least seen a sample of their work.


If not, I would want to discuss the expectation before payment to make sure that we are the right fit for each other.

I don't want to waste your time when someone else might be another fit.


That said, you'll get my very focused attention. A manuscript edit is not something I take lightly.


Note: The listed price above is a minimum. Depending on length, time to edit, etc. we will work upwards in increments simply using the "Awesome Editing Help" pricing.