What Readerly Writers are Saying

I write modernizations of Jane Austen’s classics. After the first draft of a new novel, I knew something was wrong. Robin’s knowledge of Jane Austen’s themes and characters made her the perfect person to work with me. She was able to identify the problems I hadn’t noticed and give me advice that would help make my story something readers would enjoy. She was easy to chat with and encouraging, which made me feel comfortable working with her. I will definitely work with her for future books in this series! Sara Marks, http://saramarks.net

Robin Henry’s wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm were an enormous help to me as I was preparing my pitch. She was able to point out some sub-genre discrepancies within my manuscript while simultaneously cheering me on. My synopsis went from lifelessly dull to market ready because of Robin’s assistance. She never tired of the multiple revisions to my query letter, and her guidance in the overall querying process was golden. I’d whole-heartedly recommend Robin’s and Readerly’s assistance. Julie Hastrup

I worked with Robin to polish the first two chapters of my manuscript. Her critique touched upon several big-picture issues, such as voice and clarifying stakes, as well as finer details like transitions, word choice, and tense. Her notes were thoughtful, clear, and insightful. On top of a written critique, we had a virtual consultation, which was lovely. Throughout our discussion, I was impressed with Robin’s enthusiasm and understanding of my story, for which she offered several great suggestions. She is organized and responsive, and I would recommend Readerly to anyone who wants to whip their story into shape.  Kimberly Crow

Robin Henry takes the fear out of writing a book! As a first-time writer, I am both excited and terrified and working with Robin has truly helped me relax and embrace the process. Her Plan of a Novel has been great in helping me get started. Her step-by-step instructions provide a logical foundation for building strong characters and a solid plot. Robin is open to questions, happy to help and is super encouraging! I am so glad I decided to work with her. Robin is the support I needed to realize my dream of becoming an author of cozy mysteries!  Zoe Carmichael

I highly recommend Robin Henry as a book coach. She helped me polish my synopsis and query letter so I was more prepared to query agents for my psychological suspense novel. Although I am a retired teacher, I’m not a good student and wasn’t very patient. Robin was always patient with me, coaching me and helping me along.  Mona Mehas