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Have you been trying to write a novel or a non-fiction book for the first time, and wondering if you're going in the right direction? Would you like to make sure that your script is in good shape before it reaches a publisher's desk?
If you think you would like professional help, Authorz Coracle can help you. A well written and well polished script has much better chances of being accepted by a good publisher. Since your script gets just one chance, it's better to have everything in place before you send it out.
How does one describe Authorz Coracle?
It is an independent enterprise that aims at doing various interesting things related to writing and publishing. It is a writers’ resource and consultancy; it is not a literary agency. It provides editorial input along with guidance on writing fiction/creative non-fiction. As you may be aware, authors such as Jayant Kripalani, Gauri Jayaram, Jimmy Matthew, etc. have been some of our clients.
Editorial services, guidance, workshops, online workshops, individual sessions, translation and ghost writing services to writers who wish to improve their writing skills.
My focus is mainly on instruction (help with writing skills), and on substantive editing (content) as well as copy- or line editing. I help you in all areas of writing such as plot development, characterization, dialogue, language/vocabulary, organisation, pace, rewriting, fleshing out scenes/episodes that require fleshing out, or reducing/eliminating verbose pages/paragraphs and irrelevant material.
I provide detailed feedback (honest but constructive), and offer suggestions that will help in making the script workable. I make my best effort that the feedback covers all aspects that will help the author with his/her future works as well, regardless of their length.
Substantive Editing + copy editing
An overall analysis of the book and offering feedback on what works and what doesn't, identifying the problem areas and helping you to fix them.
Please check the Editorial Services page for details.
Please mail me at email@example.com for details/queries. There are no reading charges. You can also make email submissions on the same email ID. I usually take about two weeks to get back to you.
For workshops on publishing/creative writing, please write with your queries at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anybody who is interested in creative writing can get in touch. It doesn't matter whether you've written before or not, whether you've ever been published before or not. If you wish to do it, and have the skills, I can certainly help you. You're welcome to get in touch. If the writing bug has got you, welcome aboard!
Alternatively, you could opt for an online workshop. It includes a detailed feedback on two short stories (1500-3000 words each) plus guidelines, examples, resource material, exercises, feedback and suggested reading. And it will cost you Rs 5000. And we'll move at a pace you are comfortable with.
Ghost writing services
Ghost writing services are also available at Re 1 per word. The rest depends on the kind of project it is. For clients outside India too ghostwriting services are available. The charges depend on the type of project. Please write for details. Meeting in person is not necessary though it is an added advantage.
Starting rate is $ 30,000 for a 200-page book (300 words/page with two drafts and a final edit).
Hindi to English translation services are available at Rs 2 per word.
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Divya Dubey , Publisher, Earthen Lamp Journal; Editor/Instructor, Authorz Coracle.
Occasionally, I also review fiction and non-fiction for the Hindustan Times, India Today magazine, Livemint, Biblio, etc (India); the Asian Review of Books (Hong Kong) -- some of them republished in The Asian Writer (UK); the Asia Literary Review (Hong Kong), Wasafiri (UK), the New York Journal of Books (US), India Currents magazine (US).
Some of my short stories and articles have appeared in various publications such as Out–of-Print, Muse India, Reading Hour, Kindle Magazine, Urban Voice 4, The Bookseller (UK), Scroll, The Hindu Literary Review,the Hindustan Times, Indo-Asian News Service, Pravasi Bharatiya, All About Book Publishing, Book Link, The Publisher’s Post and Chicken Soup for the Indian Couple’s Soul.
I am the author of the collection of short stories, Turtle Dove (Juggernaut Books, 2016; Readomania, 2016). I am an alumna of St Stephen's College, Delhi University (MA English) and Oxford Brookes University, Oxford (MA Publishing).
I was a finalist for the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur Award, Publishing, 2010.