You don't need to figure it out alone


If you feel stuck …

If you don’t know what to do next …

If you can’t get past a block …

a Beat Level Consultation can help.

Leslie gave me great advice! Everything she talked about was fixable. You have no idea how helpful this is to have your story reviewed by an editor with her keen eye.
— Sheila Lischwe, author of a psychological thriller
Sheila Lischwe testimonial for Leslie Watts.

One call might be all it takes


Sometimes you need help with a sticking point. One call with an expert editor might be all you need to get unstuck, free your creativity, and move forward with your story.

Beat Level Consultations include a review of 15 pages of writing and a one-hour call with me to discuss what’s working, what can be improved, and next steps. If you’ve been through the Story Grid Diagnostic, we can work through the recommendations in your next steps letter. If not, we can discuss whatever you’re struggling with.



A Beat Level Consultation includes:


  • A Review of Your Work
    I’ll review 15 pages of your writing to get an understanding of where you’re stuck.
  • A One-Hour Phone Consultation
    We’ll discuss your current challenge or 15 pages of your work, and I’ll help get you unstuck.
  • Customized Writing Assignments
    I’ll offer custom suggestions to help you move beyond your challenge and improve your skills and your manuscript.
  • Email Support
    Two weeks of email support following our call.

Investment: $150


Secure your spot in my calendar now.



Don’t stay stuck.

Melinda McDonald testimonial for Leslie Watts.
Leslie really encourages up-and-coming writers like me. It’s very heartening to have someone read a work-in-progress and offer helpful advice.
— Melinda McDonald, author of The Home Front