" I cannot recommend Cat Wolfe's services enough! When I handed over my book for a manuscript critique, I knew the rough story was in there somewhere, but it was messy as all hell to find and I could no longer see it. Cat not only highlighted the clear issues that were muddying up the plot, but outlined a distinct technique to address them which has become a tool I'll use in all future books. More than this, she intuited the subtle hurdle I hadn't yet confessed to: that I was conflicted regarding whether to write my idea as the kind of story I thought was selling these days, or whether to honour the type of story this was at the core. She encouraged me to stay true to the story itself, and with her detailed critique and cheerleading, the book became exactly what I hoped it would be."
Author of Wish Our Hearts Away and When We Were Ghosts
I’ve always found it challenging to view my work in the perspective of readers who have no prior knowledge of the story, and Magpie has come to my rescue as a wonderfully thorough and perceptive reader and an excellent communicator. Her comments have not only informed me on how readers would approach my story logically and emotionally, but also on the relationship between the mechanics of my writing and the message my writing conveys. I especially appreciate Magpie’s experience as a writer and a language teacher, because she’s precise in diagnosing issues and suggests effective, practical remedies that do not require tearing the manuscript apart — which, of course, is great news and boosts the much needed morale for a novice writer like myself!
"Cat Wolfe's eye as an editor is unparalleled, as is her voice when giving encouragement and critical commentary. Her talent for language, and particularly that which furnishes beautiful stories, is readily apparent in her ability to give a critique that will make a story stronger. Not only has her keen eye for details turned me into a better technical writer, her awareness for the broad strokes of storytelling (characterization, pace, plotting, and world-building among them) has helped shape and tighten my narrative perspective. She's one of very few editors I know I can always trust with my works — a sentiment anyone fortunate enough to work with her will immediately understand."
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I write fantasy and dark fairytales inspired by folklore, religion and mythology. In my free time, I try to get through my never-ending TBR pile.