Alisa Alering

From writing prompts that inspire to feedback that digs deep, I can help you make your writing dreams come true. An experienced writer, editor, and workshop facilitator, I’ve worked with The Highlights Foundation and other organizations.

Let me help you get to know your characters, organize your story, and make that final push to finish your novel. Together, we’ll find the true north of your manuscript and make it the best it can be.

Whole Novel Critique: A thorough examination of your novel. I read the manuscript twice and prepare a 5-10 page editorial letter, highlighting strengths and weaknesses and recommending a plan for revision. I then follow-up with a 60-minute Zoom call to go over the feedback and answer any questions.

Rate: $1000 for a manuscript up to 65,000 words, $100 for every extra 5,000 words 

If you’d like to work with me or would like more information, please contact me: alisaword [at] gmail

The Whole Novel Workshop 2019, Highlights Foundation
Whole Novel Historical: A Virtual Course for Historical Novelists 
Application Deadline: May 16
Workshop Starts: June 16
Whole Novel Submissions Due: July 9
Faculty: Ashley Hope Perez, Nikki Shannon Smith, Alisa Alering, Lynn Miller-Lachman, Gloria Munoz
Apply by May 16, 2023!

Whole Novel Genre Fiction: A Virtual Course for Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Novelists
Application Deadline: February 2
Workshop Starts: March 2
Whole Novel Submissions Due: March 22
Facult: Diana Rodriguez Wallach, Intisar Khanani, Alisa Alering, K.X. Song
Full for 2023, look out for another in 2024
Worldbuilding for Novelists: A Two-Part Mini
Faculty: Alisa Alering, Intisar Khanani
2-night mini, 2022