Face it. No one really wants to read your book.
Unless, of course, the first pages grab them by the throat and they can’t stop (though I don’t mind when a book grabs me by the heart, brain or guts either – as long as there’s grabbing going on).
They’re looking for the book that won’t let them stop turning pages, devouring sentences, creating movies in their heads, building new worlds or plunging more deeply into familiar ones.
The book that invites us to be more intimate with its characters than we are with our friends and families, than we dare to be with ourselves. That inspires us to love or hate the mirrors those characters create, and reflects truths about ourselves we never knew.
The book that twists us with a surprising story, that offers up images that shimmer with subtle revelation. Dialogue layered with truth, emotion, and yearning.
The book that makes us read slower and slower to forestall the inevitable, the climax where we hold our breath, the resolution that lets us breathe again, the ending finally having its way with us so we can slam the damn thing shut, reborn as a person who’s been moved by something that never really happened.
Except that it did.
That’s the book I want to read.
It’s the book I want to help you create.
Contact me for rates and timing.
“I have been working on my comedic novel “Cautionary Tales of Love” for years, on and off. After the encouragement of making it to the quarter finals of a Writer’s Guild competition, I sent my novel out only to find out it needed a lot of work. I was discouraged and wasn’t sure how to fix it. Along came Tracy DeBrincat, Editor Extraordinaire. Not only is she an award-winning novelist, but she has an eye and an ear for details, inconsistencies, structural flaws and how to fix them. She gave me a clear roadmap to fix my novel, examples of similar writing to help me, page-by-page comments, incisive critique and all delivered with kindness. She is fantastic. It is obvious she took ample time to not only read but re-read each chapter of my novel and thoughtfully put her suggestions and ideas on paper. She also told me what she liked. She has given me hope. Every novelist needs a Tracy DeBrincat.”
— Denise Munro Robb
“I’ve known Tracy for many years, first as a stunning, fresh-voiced ultra-human writer, then as an insightful, accurate and inspiring critic of both my work and other writers I know. Tracy identifies problem areas, but more importantly, she provides solutions within the style or theme of the piece. When I need objective and constructive help, I turned to Tracy with poetry, fiction and, and especially, for me, screenplays. It’s always been the right move. My highest recommendation!”
— Roger Soffer, Screenwriter
“Working with Tracy is almost magical, like sparklers on your birthday cake and every wish comes true. Her expertise and intuitive insights into character and story take your script to the next level and beyond. Tracy is an absolute gem!”
— Deborah George, co-author “Ignatius Rising: The Life of John Kennedy Toole”