449: Full manuscript critique by crime writer Claire McGowan

Claire McGowanITEM: Full manuscript critique by crime writer Claire McGowan.

BIO: Claire McGowan grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland. After a degree in English and French from Oxford University, and time spent living in China and France, she moved to London and worked in the charity sector. She has been the first Director of the Crime Writers’ Association and now runs the Crime Thriller MA at City University London.
You can find out more about Claire and her books athttp://clairemcgowan.net/

Books by Claire McGowan

Books by Claire McGowan

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.


  1. Sean


    Small world – I did my postgrad year at City Law School.

    Sean (@90daysnovel)

  2. Claire, is there an expiration date to your offer? Ie. if the winning bidder has only 1/2 of their manuscript completed, and it takes them another 8 months (or 9, or even longer…) to complete it, would you still accept it for critique?

  3. Yes no problem with doing that.

  4. D Nash

    £140. Derek

  5. Charlie Phillips


  6. Alison Taylor-Baillie


  7. Charlie Phillips


  8. D. Nash

    This manuscript needs some serious scrutiny! £175. Thanks

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