Sue Brown-Moore, professional developmental editor

is creating courses, pro tips, and inspiration for romance writers

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patrons
Tiers
Editor love
$1 per month
Reward

Like most romance authors, editors struggle to make a living wage, especially in areas of the country where the cost of living continues to rise (I live in San Francisco). Whether you are on a limited budget or just want to support my career, this $1 option is a great way to let me know you appreciate what I'm offering.


  • You'll get easy access to all of my updates, announcements, teasers, and non-Patreon content


Thank you. From the bottom of my romance-loving heart. Your support matters. <3


Psst! Not ready (or can't afford) to sponsor me? Follow me for FREE here on Patreon to keep in touch.

Romantic Inspiration & Motivation
$3 per month
Reward

This tier is perfect for writers who need a little extra nudge and boost to get the month started, and for those who work from home and crave a little extra outside connection. 


It's also a great starting point for aspiring romance authors and those who are just beginning the writing journey. 


In addition to the perks of the previous group...


  • The first week of every month, you'll get access to a Patreon-exclusive inspirational or motivational post. Feel free to leave a comment and chat with other Romantics on the post!


Getting started is SO HARD. I feel you. I got you!



Romantic Resources
$5 per month
Reward

Learning and self-education would be so much simpler if the resources were easier to find. Wouldn't it be great if someone curated monthly recommendations just for romance writers? If you're nodding along with me, this group may just be your sweet spot.


In addition to the perks of all the previous groups...


  • I'll share a writing course, book, blog, or video recommendation—hand-selected to target various romance-writing niches or challenges—in the third week of every month. That means you'll be hearing from me (just about) every two weeks, which is a great way to stay connected, inspired, and motivated. 
  • Voting privileges! Vote on new perks and topics for upcoming posts, videos, and courses.
Romantic Pro Tips
$12 per month
Reward

When is it okay to break a grammar rule? 

What are story beats, and why do they matter? 

How the heck do you go deeper in "Deep POV"? 

And what is the difference between point of view and perspective?

What should you expect when working with an editor for the first time?

Should you be concerned about your editor's personal (and moral) preferences? 

What mistakes should you avoid when pitching to a publisher? 

What are the best ways to catch a blogger's attention and earn their loyalty?


The Pro Tips group is packed full of valuable insight I've learned through my experiences as a developmental and acquisitions editor and from my previous life as a romance blogger and podcaster. 


In addition to the perks of all the previous groups...


  • I'll send you my Patreon-only Pro Tips in the second week of every month. These nuggets will be exclusively available to this group and higher tiers, and our discussion on each post will be private.
  • I'll also share advice on Editor Etiquette. Learn how to prepare for a dev edit, what not to expect from your editor, and other behind-the-scenes secrets that will help you develop and maintain a healthy, flourishing relationship with your editor.
  • On every Patreon-exclusive video I release, I'll give you a personal shout-out as a thank you for being such a phenomenal supporter (for as long as you're subscribed to this tier or higher).


In this subscriber level, you'll hear from me at least three times a month. What better way to stay tuned in and focused on your goals?

Romantic Line Edit Lessons
$18 per month
Reward

Sometimes a small tweak in phrasing can make a big emotional impact. It can be hard to know when you're stepping outside your established voice and when you need to push your boundaries a little. Line edits are usually the first editing service authors skimp on—let's be real, they're not cheap!— but can be a powerful tool for winning the hearts and loyalty of readers.  


The Line Edit Lessons group bridges the gap between paying a fortune for your own personal line edits and getting exposure to real examples that will help deepen your understanding of the skill and refine your storytelling voice.


In addition to the perks of all the previous groups...


  • I'll send you my Patreon-only line edit examples on the fourth week of every month. These original samples are exclusively available to this group and higher tiers, and our discussion on each post will be private.
  • I'll mail you my Patreon-exclusive "I'm a Romantic" sticker swag after your third month of Romantic Line Edits (or higher) membership, even if you don't live in the US!  (See what it looks like in my About Me section!)


The members of my Romantics Line Edit Lessons group get a different perk (nearly) every week of the month. You are my Patreon superstars! 


If you're not ready to commit to my Patreon pro levels, this is the next best thing to having a professional editor in your pocket.

Pro level: Quickie Edit (1x monthly)
$75 per month
Reward

Crafting a compelling story and characters is all in the details and exploration! Work directly with me to refine a slice of your story every month. 


The Quickie Edit is perfect for:

  • Aspiring authors who are discovering their voice and style
  • Plotters who prefer to fully explore a character before diving into the story
  • Pantsers who need a little boost to get past a sticking point in your WIP.
  • Authors who want a little creative nudge, either to boost a current WIP or to get into the habit of training your brain to think creatively.


You'll get all the perks of the Romantic Line Edit Lessons (and earlier) tier(s), plus:


  • A 500 word micro edit or
  • A Goal/Motivation/Conflict critique for a single character once a month. 


The Quickie Edit can be a summary blurb or story excerpt. You can request a critique, line edit, or light copy edit. (For copy edits, I use Chicago Manual of Style and do not provide a style sheet.) In the blurb/excerpt critique, I'll give my overall thoughts, general recommendations, and—if you've outlined a few specific areas of concern—targeted revision suggestions. 


For the GMC critique, you'll fill in this sentence... 


      "Character wants X because Y but Z, so A." 


...And I'll ask creativity-sparking questions and give developmental suggestions. My goal is to nudge you to dig deeper into characterization and boost your creativity outside your character's comfort zone


This perk must be used each calendar month (no rollovers), but dates are flexible. I need at least one week to get results back to you, so plan accordingly. When you sign up for this tier, I'll message you with instructions on how to get started. Please message me with any logistics questions or concerns before subscribing.

Pro level: Coaching Call (1x monthly)
$75 per month
Reward

Sometimes face-to-face (or voice-to-voice) is the quickest way to a solution. Work directly with me to set your goals and talk through tricky plot problems. 


The Coaching Call is perfect for authors who:

  • Work better through verbal discussion and feedback
  • Like to set goals and measure progress
  • Want to riff on an idea or refine a concept
  • Need general career advice (from an editor's perspective)
  • Want to celebrate, vent, or commiserate with a sympathetic, like-minded professional


You'll get all the perks of the Romantic Line Edit Lessons (and earlier) tier(s), plus:


  • A 45-minute call by phone or video once a month. We can talk about whatever you need. Why wait for feedback?


This perk must be used each calendar month (no rollovers), but dates are flexible. I need at least one week advance notice for the call, so plan accordingly. When you sign up for this tier, I'll message you with instructions on how to get started. Please message me with any logistics questions or concerns before subscribing.

Pro level: Heart to Heart (2x monthly)
$150 per month
Reward

Need to customize your edits? Want to partner with me more than once per month? This is the tier for you! 


Heart to Heart is recommended for authors who want:

  • Regular check-ins with a professional developmental editor without waiting months for an appointment or calendar opening
  • A consistent sounding board for new ideas or how to tweak a current WIP
  • One-on-one recommendations for how to go deeper into a character's perspective, and other line-editing gems.
  • Consultations and feedback on how to refine your storytelling voice and style.
  • A compassionate listener for when you need to vent, mourn, or celebrate a new professional (or personal) milestone.


You'll get all the perks of the Romantic Line Edit Lessons (and earlier) tier(s), plus any combination of two from below, each month:

  • A 500 word micro edit or GMC critique
  • A 45 minute chat by phone or video 


See the Quickie Edits and Coaching Call descriptions for more details. Both perks must be used each calendar month (no rollovers), but dates are flexible. I need at least one week advance notice for the call, and one week to get micro edit results back to you, so plan accordingly. When you sign up for this tier, I'll message you with instructions on how to get started. Please message me with any logistics questions or concerns before subscribing.


As a top-tier Romantic, you'll also get some crazy fabulous BONUS perks!

  • Priority dibs on any cancellations or last-minute openings in my personal editing schedule
  • $100 discount on a (single) full Comprehensive or Critique Developmental edit, schedule permitting, after three consecutive months at the Heart to Heart membership level 

Posts

Tiers
Editor love
$1 per month
Reward

Like most romance authors, editors struggle to make a living wage, especially in areas of the country where the cost of living continues to rise (I live in San Francisco). Whether you are on a limited budget or just want to support my career, this $1 option is a great way to let me know you appreciate what I'm offering.


  • You'll get easy access to all of my updates, announcements, teasers, and non-Patreon content


Thank you. From the bottom of my romance-loving heart. Your support matters. <3


Psst! Not ready (or can't afford) to sponsor me? Follow me for FREE here on Patreon to keep in touch.

Romantic Inspiration & Motivation
$3 per month
Reward

This tier is perfect for writers who need a little extra nudge and boost to get the month started, and for those who work from home and crave a little extra outside connection. 


It's also a great starting point for aspiring romance authors and those who are just beginning the writing journey. 


In addition to the perks of the previous group...


  • The first week of every month, you'll get access to a Patreon-exclusive inspirational or motivational post. Feel free to leave a comment and chat with other Romantics on the post!


Getting started is SO HARD. I feel you. I got you!



Romantic Resources
$5 per month
Reward

Learning and self-education would be so much simpler if the resources were easier to find. Wouldn't it be great if someone curated monthly recommendations just for romance writers? If you're nodding along with me, this group may just be your sweet spot.


In addition to the perks of all the previous groups...


  • I'll share a writing course, book, blog, or video recommendation—hand-selected to target various romance-writing niches or challenges—in the third week of every month. That means you'll be hearing from me (just about) every two weeks, which is a great way to stay connected, inspired, and motivated. 
  • Voting privileges! Vote on new perks and topics for upcoming posts, videos, and courses.
Romantic Pro Tips
$12 per month
Reward

When is it okay to break a grammar rule? 

What are story beats, and why do they matter? 

How the heck do you go deeper in "Deep POV"? 

And what is the difference between point of view and perspective?

What should you expect when working with an editor for the first time?

Should you be concerned about your editor's personal (and moral) preferences? 

What mistakes should you avoid when pitching to a publisher? 

What are the best ways to catch a blogger's attention and earn their loyalty?


The Pro Tips group is packed full of valuable insight I've learned through my experiences as a developmental and acquisitions editor and from my previous life as a romance blogger and podcaster. 


In addition to the perks of all the previous groups...


  • I'll send you my Patreon-only Pro Tips in the second week of every month. These nuggets will be exclusively available to this group and higher tiers, and our discussion on each post will be private.
  • I'll also share advice on Editor Etiquette. Learn how to prepare for a dev edit, what not to expect from your editor, and other behind-the-scenes secrets that will help you develop and maintain a healthy, flourishing relationship with your editor.
  • On every Patreon-exclusive video I release, I'll give you a personal shout-out as a thank you for being such a phenomenal supporter (for as long as you're subscribed to this tier or higher).


In this subscriber level, you'll hear from me at least three times a month. What better way to stay tuned in and focused on your goals?

Romantic Line Edit Lessons
$18 per month
Reward

Sometimes a small tweak in phrasing can make a big emotional impact. It can be hard to know when you're stepping outside your established voice and when you need to push your boundaries a little. Line edits are usually the first editing service authors skimp on—let's be real, they're not cheap!— but can be a powerful tool for winning the hearts and loyalty of readers.  


The Line Edit Lessons group bridges the gap between paying a fortune for your own personal line edits and getting exposure to real examples that will help deepen your understanding of the skill and refine your storytelling voice.


In addition to the perks of all the previous groups...


  • I'll send you my Patreon-only line edit examples on the fourth week of every month. These original samples are exclusively available to this group and higher tiers, and our discussion on each post will be private.
  • I'll mail you my Patreon-exclusive "I'm a Romantic" sticker swag after your third month of Romantic Line Edits (or higher) membership, even if you don't live in the US!  (See what it looks like in my About Me section!)


The members of my Romantics Line Edit Lessons group get a different perk (nearly) every week of the month. You are my Patreon superstars! 


If you're not ready to commit to my Patreon pro levels, this is the next best thing to having a professional editor in your pocket.

Pro level: Quickie Edit (1x monthly)
$75 per month
Reward

Crafting a compelling story and characters is all in the details and exploration! Work directly with me to refine a slice of your story every month. 


The Quickie Edit is perfect for:

  • Aspiring authors who are discovering their voice and style
  • Plotters who prefer to fully explore a character before diving into the story
  • Pantsers who need a little boost to get past a sticking point in your WIP.
  • Authors who want a little creative nudge, either to boost a current WIP or to get into the habit of training your brain to think creatively.


You'll get all the perks of the Romantic Line Edit Lessons (and earlier) tier(s), plus:


  • A 500 word micro edit or
  • A Goal/Motivation/Conflict critique for a single character once a month. 


The Quickie Edit can be a summary blurb or story excerpt. You can request a critique, line edit, or light copy edit. (For copy edits, I use Chicago Manual of Style and do not provide a style sheet.) In the blurb/excerpt critique, I'll give my overall thoughts, general recommendations, and—if you've outlined a few specific areas of concern—targeted revision suggestions. 


For the GMC critique, you'll fill in this sentence... 


      "Character wants X because Y but Z, so A." 


...And I'll ask creativity-sparking questions and give developmental suggestions. My goal is to nudge you to dig deeper into characterization and boost your creativity outside your character's comfort zone


This perk must be used each calendar month (no rollovers), but dates are flexible. I need at least one week to get results back to you, so plan accordingly. When you sign up for this tier, I'll message you with instructions on how to get started. Please message me with any logistics questions or concerns before subscribing.

Pro level: Coaching Call (1x monthly)
$75 per month
Reward

Sometimes face-to-face (or voice-to-voice) is the quickest way to a solution. Work directly with me to set your goals and talk through tricky plot problems. 


The Coaching Call is perfect for authors who:

  • Work better through verbal discussion and feedback
  • Like to set goals and measure progress
  • Want to riff on an idea or refine a concept
  • Need general career advice (from an editor's perspective)
  • Want to celebrate, vent, or commiserate with a sympathetic, like-minded professional


You'll get all the perks of the Romantic Line Edit Lessons (and earlier) tier(s), plus:


  • A 45-minute call by phone or video once a month. We can talk about whatever you need. Why wait for feedback?


This perk must be used each calendar month (no rollovers), but dates are flexible. I need at least one week advance notice for the call, so plan accordingly. When you sign up for this tier, I'll message you with instructions on how to get started. Please message me with any logistics questions or concerns before subscribing.

Pro level: Heart to Heart (2x monthly)
$150 per month
Reward

Need to customize your edits? Want to partner with me more than once per month? This is the tier for you! 


Heart to Heart is recommended for authors who want:

  • Regular check-ins with a professional developmental editor without waiting months for an appointment or calendar opening
  • A consistent sounding board for new ideas or how to tweak a current WIP
  • One-on-one recommendations for how to go deeper into a character's perspective, and other line-editing gems.
  • Consultations and feedback on how to refine your storytelling voice and style.
  • A compassionate listener for when you need to vent, mourn, or celebrate a new professional (or personal) milestone.


You'll get all the perks of the Romantic Line Edit Lessons (and earlier) tier(s), plus any combination of two from below, each month:

  • A 500 word micro edit or GMC critique
  • A 45 minute chat by phone or video 


See the Quickie Edits and Coaching Call descriptions for more details. Both perks must be used each calendar month (no rollovers), but dates are flexible. I need at least one week advance notice for the call, and one week to get micro edit results back to you, so plan accordingly. When you sign up for this tier, I'll message you with instructions on how to get started. Please message me with any logistics questions or concerns before subscribing.


As a top-tier Romantic, you'll also get some crazy fabulous BONUS perks!

  • Priority dibs on any cancellations or last-minute openings in my personal editing schedule
  • $100 discount on a (single) full Comprehensive or Critique Developmental edit, schedule permitting, after three consecutive months at the Heart to Heart membership level