I am passionate about supporting writers of all levels on their path to publication. With over two decades of experience and an inspirational approach, whether you are toying with the the idea of writing a book, have a finished manuscript, or anything in-between, I'll help you advance toward your goals.
Critique Session-comprehensive support on your fiction and non-fiction, all levels
This service is for those interested in taking their manuscript to the next level. Whether you’re just starting out, or a seasoned writer with a complete manuscript-I’m here to support you on your path. Depending upon the genre as well as the stage of your project, you may receive the following: conceptual ideas, proofreading, input on story structure, plot, voice, rhythm, character development, word choice, theme, presentation of facts, and possibly even your project’s place in the market. During your phone, zoom or in -person conference with me, you’ll not only gain insights to help you with your project but you'll also receive guidance to help you grow as a writer.
Perfect for adults writing for children, adults writing memoirs and autobiographies, and those writing general non-fiction and fiction books. Online/virtual. This price is for a manuscript or a section of the ms that is 1,000 words or less. If you'd like a critique for a longer project, please contact me directly.
$70 for 1,000 words or less
Do you have a myriad of questions about the industry? Gain expert advice on the path to publication from an award-winning published author, experienced Literary Agent, business owner, and educator.
I am here to support your writing career. We’ll begin investigating your goals and aspirations then we will set the course on how to get from where you are now to where you’d like to go. Tips, tools and techniques on the industry, publishing, formatting, submissions and writing resources will be shared to help you navigate this creative journey. I'll inspire you to develop a writing practice and encourage you along the way on your path to publication! $60/hour
Ghost Writing/Business Writing Support
From website content and blogs, to mission and vision statements and marketing materials, I will support your business writing. Have a great idea for a book but need a writer? I'm here for you, with proven experience, to write your book for you. Please schedule an initial hour to kick off our collaboration. We will discuss your project and needs while I share insights into an approach that will fit your needs. $60/hour
The "Writing for Children" Series
Whether you’ve always wanted to write for children and don’t know where to begin, or you are well on your way on the path to publication, these inspiring and information-packed mini-sessions will guide you with critical information to help you reach your goals. With over twenty years of experience working on the craft and in the industry, and over eleven books sold to publishers, I’m sharing what I’ve learned in these bite-sized, spotlight-focused sessions that are manageable and applicable. With this one-on-one interactive format, you’ll be engaged and able to ask questions as we go so you leave the session inspired to write!
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"Sheri Mabry is an excellent writing mentor. She wants nothing but one's writing best. Her high expectations inspires a writer to reach inside her craft and dig deep to fid the voice/soul of each piece. Anyone who wants a state of the art coach should definitely choose to work with Sheri."
Joan G. Boyce
"Sheri first critiqued a manuscript for me at a SCBWI conference two years ago. She did such a helpful and thorough job that I have been using her service ever since. Both her ideas for me to consider and her questions for me help align my story on the page more closely with the story in my head. In addition to her written critiques I also enjoy and value her phone critiques. My manuscripts are much stronger after working with Sheri."
CT ~ Wisconsin
"Sheri is the best thing that has r happened to my writing career. I have studied picture book writing diligently, attended meetings, critique groups and expensive conferences, yet I probed in the dark. Then I found Willow Words and Sheri. With unexpected warmth and inspiration, Sheri taught me more in one critique letter than I had learned in all my previous study combined. Furthermore, she has demonstrated a sincere interest in my development as a writer and individual.Thanks, Sheri for turning on the lights and taking an interest in my work."
Daniel Welborn ~ Writer
"I can’t say enough good things about Sheri! Working with her was like having a coach and a teacher all in one. My partner and I both really appreciated her honest yet gentle way of working with our writing and concept. She definitely knows what she’s doing in the writing business. As two novice writers we had all the insecure feelings and fears going into this project. Sheri definitely helped support us and guide us through the process all the way to completion. We now have a beautiful book that we both love and adore thanks to our work with Sheri." ~Jocelyn Fitzgerald LMFT/ART-BC, Co-Author of Colorful Place: Mindful Art & Story for kids.