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I have an 80,000 word manuscript that I've been working on for 4 years. I had an agent but she retired from the business (30 years) and now I'm on my own for the moment. An agent is interested saying that my writing is "great" and the dialogue is "very good" but that my characters lack development. As long as I've worked on it and have the characters in my head I don't know anymore when I look at the manuscript. I also have 2 or 3 potential endings but need direction from someone with fresh eyes.

I want the story to be epic, profound and professional. So there you go. I'm looking for someone with the experience and skills to help me make this something special.
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Added 25 NOV 2012, 20:58 PM EST
In case it wasn't clear from the description, this is a fiction manuscript. It could be described as a paranormal romance.
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Added 25 NOV 2012, 21:26 PM EST
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