When Margaret Bates analyzes my writing, I know she’s going to zero in on everything from poor word choice to gigantic plot holes. I know she’s going to question my characters’ motivations and emotions, and make suggestions that strengthen the overall arc of the story.
Margaret is good at seeing what works as well as what needs a tweak or a complete overhaul. She reads with wisdom, sensitivity and a sense of humor. Her careful critiques have helped move my first novel from manuscript to publication.