Outline Critique

What clients say:

Highly recommend Mariëlle! Her notes were so helpful, confirming many of my own concerns but it was the Skype session where I was really able to brainstorm with her and ‘fix’ some of the issues. She is so thoughtful and is WELL worth the investment for any writer.

Tiffany Tripson


An outline critique is the first professional step you can take. Instead of looking at the full manuscript after it is written, I provide feedback on an extensive outline of a maximum of 10,000 words. This way, you can make sure your ideas are promising and your outline is fleshed out before writing the first draft. This will make you a faster writer.

Basic Outline Critique

A basic outline critique provides my initial impressions of the text or story, detailed comments on aspects including plot, characters, twists, setting, clues, and more, and thoughts and tips on how the text or story could be developed further.

Rate: €179

Outline Critique Plus

An outline critique plus gets you all of the above, plus a one-hour review call to discuss the critique.

Rate: €229

Outline Critique for Series

Are you outlining a whole series? I provide feedback on extensive series outlines of a maximum of 17,500 words for the following rates:

Basic Outline Critique Series: €249

Outline Critique Plus Series: €299

If you would like to work with me

  1. Please send me an email at marielle@mswordsmith.nl with your name, the title and genre of your work, and when you prefer the work to be completed. Please include any relevant information such as specific areas in which you would like feedback. It is preferable that you also include the work itself as an attachment (Word or PDF; I prefer Word) so that I can make sure I am able to help you.
  2. After I receive your email and take a peek at your work, I will reply with an estimate of how long the project will take me.
  3. If you are happy with my offer, please send your work if you have not already done so and let me know how you would prefer to pay.
  4. I will send you a PayPal invoice or an invoice with details on how to make a direct deposit into my bank account. Once payment has cleared, I will begin working on the project.

Please note: by agreeing to the quote and paying the invoice, you are agreeing to the terms & conditions.