You’d never embark on a journey without making sure your ride is road-ready. The same goes for any writer embarking on the journey of turning their manuscript into a published book or memoir. Easy Writer is your mechanic, confidant, riding partner and navigator, making sure your manuscript is tuned up, strapped down, shiny clean and gassed up for the road ahead.
Let’s brainstorm! We’ll spend an hour together exploring your story, ideas, characters, plot and sub-plots, as well as troubleshoot any potential road blocks — and how to avoid them. ($80)
Query letter review/critique
A query letter is just as important — and sometimes just as hard to write — as the manuscript itself. Let’s make sure your first impression is the best it can be for potential agents and publishers. ($110)
Manuscript outline review/suggestions
Before you begin the journey of writing your manuscript, we can make sure your road map doesn’t have any dead ends or wrong turns. ($150)
Ned is full of helpful tips on writing that will inspire you to write that book.
Whether YOU are a writer or know someone who is, I highly recommend this service as a way to bolster courage and encourage good writing practices — and even laugh a little.
Have questions? Ready to roll? Don’t hesitate to reach out by sending a message. You can also call 541-991-3638, contact me by email or through any of the social media links below.
Thanks for considering Easy Writer as a part of your writer’s journey and, regardless of which riding partner your choose, my best wishes for a smooth road ahead!
— Ned Hickson
Ned Hickson is an award-winning nationally syndicated humor columnist. He has been awarded “Best Local Column” from both the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.
His first book, Humor at the Speed of Life (2013), is a collection of columns over his 23 years at Siuslaw News, where he also served as editor-in-chief from 2016-2021. His second book, Pearls of Writing Wisdom: From 16 shucking years as a columnist (2016), is a humorous writer’s guide offering tips, insights and perspectives from his many years as a columnist and writer. He is currently working on his third book, No Safe Harbor, a murder mystery set in Seattle, Wash. He is also the host of “Humor at the Speed Life” on KXCR 90.7 FM, a weekly radio program aimed at “bringing people together through our shared experience as people, in the common language we all speak through humor.”
Ned lives on the Oregon coast with his wife, four children, his Harley Sportster and entirely too many seagulls.