story notes for screenwriters and authors
I believe reading, sharing, and experiencing other people's stories expands our humanity.
Storytelling is one of the oldest art forms. It is the method by which humans can most communicate and relate to one another. Stories give rise to empathy, allowing us to experience life through someone else's lens.
Since 2005 I've provided story notes to writers, particularly screenwriters and memoirists. What I do is similar to copy-editing, except I don't alter the text. Rather I provide a separate breakdown (by document or by phone, depending) that outlines areas that are working well and, mostly, potential trouble spots in order for the writer to make their own edits based on what feels right to them.
MY SERVICES INCLUDE
* Story Notes
* Query Letter notes
* Light proofreading
* Submissions strategy
* Book launch timelines and event support
* Social media content and strategy
With screenplaysI look at plot points, character development, character arcs, pacing, structure, dialogue, theme, and more. With memoirs I track the emotional arc of the story, structure, efficiency of delivery, pacing, theme, and more.
With each work that I consult on my mission is to help the writer tell the story they're trying to tell in the most engaging way possible.
Rates vary depending on the nature and length of the piece. If interested please contact me and I will send an intake form to see if we are a good match for one another.