Dr. Mira Reisberg is an award-winning art professor, a children’s book illustrator and author with over 30 years of experience teaching. She does individual consultations for writing, art and illustrating. For more information on her expertise and testimonials click here.
I’m excited to share with you my Skype critique experience with the fabulous Picture Book Whisperer, Dr. Mira Reisberg.
I used Skype twice in my life but I had never participated in a Skype critique and was a little nervous about the process. That being said, I have to admit I had a wonderful time listening to what Dr. Mira Reisburg had to say about improving my picture book.
I decided to send Mira one of my manuscripts that received positive feedback from a few houses and one agent. My manuscript intended to be humorous and I felt it was missing some guidance in that area. I knew it needed a lot more work and I was confident that this would be the manuscript that would most benefit from Mira's critique.
During the session I found Mira to be laid back, sweet and most importantly very talented in what she does. I wasn’t sure how much we were going to get done within the hour but she pointed out all the spots that needed work. She eliminated useless wording and even took out an irrelevant character. I agreed with 100% of her suggestive changes and I even had one of those hand-slapping-head-moments. Okay, I admit I had two or three of them.
Before Mira was finished with my session she read my story out loud. I think I smiled the whole time, being so impressed with the outcome. With a slight change to just one of the words she had me laughing out loud to my own story. You can totally tell Mira has a knack for helping others and loves what she does. Last but not least, Mira suggested key wording for my cover letter. If I wanted extra help with the entire cover letter Mira also offers her services for that too! I’m looking forward to using her again, hopefully in the near future.
Thank you Mira for transforming my picture book into something I now love.
Find out more about Dr. Mira Reisberg below:
Her Website- http://www.mirareisberg.com/
Her Blog- http://www.mirareisberg.blogspot.com/
And Twitter- https://twitter.com/#!/MiraReisberg