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First Chapter Critique

Your first chapter is the most important chapter of your book. Not only is it the chapter you send to agents, but it has to hook readers as well! We'll give you concrete feedback on how to improve your story from the very first line.  

What we help with:

  • A great first line that captivates readers

  • How to introduce your main character to the reader

  • A starting point that offers a glimpse of the main character's life before the inciting incident

  • Worldbuilding that doesn't overwhelm the reader

  • How to introduce the main character's GMC (goal, motivation, and conflict)  

Our prices:

  • Includes overall feedback and in-document comments, one pass ($.040 per word)

  • First chapter cannot exceed 6,000 words​

How to work with us:

Send us an email at with the subject line “first chapter critique" and a brief synopsis of your book.


If you would like a sample of Sadie's editing style, please send us an email with a one-page, double-spaced, 12 pt. font sample of your work as a .doc or .dox attachment to with the subject line "first chapter sample". We can't wait to work with you!

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