Often the story in our head does not translate into an effective screenplay (yet.) It's such hard work, we would like to believe the script is finished. But is it? Are you sure?
Even seasoned professional screenwriters can get a nagging feeling something isn't quite there and seek feedback from colleagues.If someone in the industry wants to read your screenplay, it better be "ready for prime time"!
I love helping fellow and sister screenwriters push their own limits and gain new insight and passion for their own writing.
After I read your script I'll provide written notes and have an honest conversation with you about both the strengths and weaknesses, with suggestions on how to turn the weaknesses into strengths.
Honest and compassionate feedback
Identify strengths and weaknesses
Inspiration for an effective rewrite
I was honored to share my passion for screenwriting as the host for International Screenwriters' Association‘s free teleconferences for almost four years and I enjoy encouraging and helping my fellow and sister screenwriters take their own projects to the next level.
I've written over 80 produced educational/corporate/promo scripts and worked hard to study and practice the craft of screenwriting. I've been lucky enough to collaborate with several producers on writing assignments and working with them has definitely deepened my understanding of what makes a great screenplay. One has been produced - GUITAR MAN won two "Best Drama" festival awards so far.
I've also edited a number of books including anthologies of writing exercises published by Penguin Random House under Tarcher/Perigee imprint: Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror and co-editor of Now Write! Screenwriting (co-editor) and Now Write! Mysteries (co-editor.)
WRITE WITH CONFIDENCE AND CLARITY!
Compassionate Story Consultation, Coaching, Editing and Proofreading With Now Write! Editor Laurie Lamson.
IF YOU CAN THINK AND TALK, YOU CAN WRITE.
I don’t believe writing is a rarified skill. Sometimes the most compelling material comes from ‘untrained’ writers. And professional writers struggle with the same things novices do:
What sets professional writers apart is that they courageously grapple with all the above - without giving up. They learn to engage their passion and get out of their own way to share their unique gifts through writing.
COMPASSIONATE SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE.
Working with me, my fellow writers learn to be less critical of their work and open up realms of possibility, develop their voices and become more productive in their writing. I’ve been honored by how much screenwriters and authors have valued my input, which helped them take their projects to the next level – and to completion.
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