One-on-One Script Coaching
Starting a script is audacious. Finishing it is bold. Rewriting it is a leap of faith.
To be a writer is to not lose your nerve along the way.
Writing well means being sure of your materials, clear about what you want to say, and confident in your abilities. It means trusting your audience. More importantly it means trusting yourself.
I'm here to help you develop that crucial self-confidence as a screenwriter.
What I do:
I help you figure out how to write from who you are. You can come to me right at the beginning, when you’re still developing your script, or during an early draft, when you know your story isn’t working but you can’t quite put your finger on why. Or you can come to me with a later script draft that you want to polish and perfect. Together, we’ll unearth and strengthen the story you want to tell, and we’ll work on telling it dynamically, dramatically, and in a voice that is one hundred percent yours. I’ll ask questions, I’ll make suggestions, and I’ll challenge you. You’ll do the most authentic writing of your life, and you’ll walk away empowered and self-assured.
How it works:
- The first step is to email me telling me a little bit about you and your project. Please include a brief cover letter about yourself and your writing experience, a logline, and a one-page synopsis.
- I’ll review your information, and if I feel I can help you, we'll proceed with the payment and script coaching. If for any reason I feel I can't help you—I may not be able to meet your deadline, for example, or your project may need a different kind of expert—I'll suggest other resources that might be more useful to you.
- Once payment has been made via PayPal, I’ll read your script and send you written notes. My notes start with the big picture (concept, structure, story, character, tension) before they go to specific details (a scene, a line of dialogue). I point to clear examples, I explain my reasoning, and I use specific writing techniques to help you get past areas where you are stuck.
- After you’ve had a chance to absorb the notes, we’ll have a follow-up Skype session lasting up to one hour. This is your chance to clarify anything you don’t understand and to ask questions.
Who I am:
I’ve written and produced a web series, My Bitchy Witchy Paris Vacation. I’ve written a book, 101 Screenwriting Tips. I’ve read for Pavaline Studios in New York, Kosmos Films in Paris, and for DreamAgo’s Plume & Pellicule annual writer’s workshop in Switzerland. I’ve translated over 100 scripts and films. I understand storytelling on both sides of the Atlantic, and I know how to bridge the gap between Europe and the US. I’ve edited novels and non-fiction books. I’ve been teaching self-development for over a decade.
Giving constructive feedback takes concentration and thought. I read scripts one at a time. Depending on how many clients are waiting for notes, my turn-around time may be as short as a week or as long as a month. You’ll receive a more accurate delivery estimate when you contact me with your project.