“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
― Mark Twain,

Be obscure clearly. ~E.B. White

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

"Never give up. No one knows what's going to happen next."
~L. Frank Baum, author of the Oz series

"Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions."
Paulo Coelho

"And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss."
J. K. Rowling

"The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible." ~Vladimir Nabakov

         Willow Words Writing Services



"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.
Sincerely, Daniel Welborn"




Willow Words Writing Services strives to further the mission of supporting writers towards publication.

Please note: Willow Words Writing Services is for authors who are at the stage of needing feedback on their manuscripts, not those ready to seek representation for their manuscript. As a represented author with Willow Words, all editorial feedback is included in the services and you will not pay a fee. 



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




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 cooresponded. Thank you.

Willow Words Writing Services is a division of Willow Words and not a part of the agency. We are NOT IN ANY WAY, suggesting you need to pay for a service to become represented by an agent or to sell your work to an editor. 

​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.