We specialize in writing services to help you achieve your writing goals.

"Sheri Bestor is the best thing that has ever happened to my writing career. I have studied picture book writing diligently, attended meetings, critique groups and expensive conferences, yet I probed in the dark. Then I found Willow Words and Sheri Bestor. With unexpected warmth and inspiration, Sheri taught me more in one critique letter than I had learned in all my previous study combined. Furthermore, she has demonstrated a sincere interest in my development as a writer and individual.Thanks, Sheri for turning on the lights and taking an interest in my work."
Daniel Welborn ~ Writer

“Sheri Bestor first critiqued a manuscript for me at a SCBWI conference two years ago. She did such a helpful and thorough job that I have been using her service ever since.  Both her ideas for me to consider and her questions for me, help align my story on the page more closely with the story in my head.  In addition to her written critiques, I also enjoy and value her phone critiques.  My manuscripts are much stronger after working with Sheri.” CT, Wisconsin

Our Services

In part, Willow Words Writing Services strives to further the mission of supporting writers towards publication. Coaching packages are available.

Willow Words also offers writing services for: website content, business brochures, marketing materials and other projects. Contact Sheri for more information. Sheri has extensive experience in business content writing. If you are interested in learning more about her menu of services to hire her as a freelance writer for your company, please contact her via email or phone. 

Willow Words Writing Services can be hired for the following services

Manuscript Critique: This service includes an emailed critique, a  marked up manuscript, and a 30 minute phone conference about your manuscript. Additional fees will apply if you’d like further input into revisions.

__$85 for a picture book with a word count of 1,000 or less.

__$95 for non-fiction picture book, word count 1000 or less

__$150 for a picture book or non-fiction picture book of a word count that exceeds 1000 words, or the first two chapters of a middle grade novel

__$350 Middle grade

__$450 Young Adult

___$25 Submission Cover Letter Critique

____Business Writing: Fees available upon request

Willow Words Coaching Packages

Willow Words Writing Services

A creative branch of Life-Artistry

Packages & Self-Investment

The Write Start Private Coaching Package –The launching package for new clients.  

We will begin with an investigation session that will explore  your goals, aspirations and the intentions of your writing. Then we will set the course on how to get from where you are now, to where you’d like to go. Tips, tools and techniques on the industry, publishing, formatting, submissions, and writing resources will be shared to help you navigate this creative journey.  (does not include feedback/critiques on your writing)

The Write Start Package  Includes:

    • Three Sessions
      • One,  30 minute Investigation session (by phone or in person) 
      • One, 60 min Coaching/teaching session (by phone or in person) 
      • One 30 minute culminating session to help you set sail
  • Email or text correspondence to support your journey

Self-Investment: $155 per month

The Write On-Private Coaching Package 

While you are on your way to reaching your writing goals, further support, encouragement, advice and guidance is will greatly benefit your continuing growth and progress. Keep the momentum going! (does not include feedback/critiques on your writing)

Write On  Package

    • 3 Coaching/teaching sessions (30 min each by phone or in person)
    • Email  or text correspondence to support your journey

Self-Investment: $125 per month

Posing as a Writer-The Yoga of Writing

Learn the 9 step meditation Life-Artistry

How it inspires writing

Integrating it into your writing practice

Manuscript Critique

Seeking feedback on your current writing project?  The Manuscript Critique Session includes a critique on one manuscript complete with detailed editorial comments to help take your project to the next level.

1-time session  

    • Written Critique on one manuscript
    • One Consulting Session (30 min, by phone or in person) 
    • Self-Investment:
  • $85 for a picture book with a word count of 1,000 or less.
  • $60 for a poem
  • $95 for non-fiction picture book, word count 1000 or less
  • $150 for a picture book or non-fiction picture book of a word count that exceeds 1000 words, or the first two chapters of a middle grade novel
  • $350 Middle grade
  • $450 Young Adult
  • $25 Submission Cover Letter Critique
  • Business Writing: Fees available upon request

Sheri Mabry, with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, is a long time teacher and life-long learner. She is an award winning published author  and has written adult, teen and children’s books. She is a frequent writing contributor to Yoga International and has sold work to Highlights for Children, and other national magazines. She is the Founder and Owner of Willow Words Literary Agency, where she has experience as a Literary Agent as well as an editor offering critiques for writers. She is the Founder of North Shore Academy of the Arts. Her coaching is a synthesis of her background and training in the writing worl, the arts,  and her work in holistic practices as a yoga instructor, well being coach, and meditation instructor. This provides her a unique approach that integrates creativity and inspiration, setting her apart from other writing coaches. Sheri is the founder of “Life-Artistry” which supports people on their journeys to living a beautiful, creative and empowered life doing the work they were born to do.

Next Steps

First, email me to let me know which service(s) you are interested in. (sheri@willowwords.agency)

Next, fill in the following form and mail back to me with applicable  fee. (Sheri Mabry/Willow Words. 1300, 14th Ave Studio 310. Grafton WI 53024).  Write Your Light!

 

Name:                                               Email Address:                             Phone:

Mailing address:

I’d like to begin with:

__Write Start one month: ($155)

__Write On one month ($125)

__Manuscript Focus   ___Indicate fee and genre___________________________

Contact Us

If you are interested in Willow Words Writing Services, please contact: Sheri@WillowWords.Agency
In the subject of the email, please type: Writing Service Requested
Do NOT send your ms until we have corresponded. Thank you.

Willow Words Writing Services

1300, 14th Avenue, Suite E, Grafton, WI, United States

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