Things I Can Help You With…
Developmental & Story Notes for Non-Fiction Writing & Screenplays
Non-fiction Book Proposals
Book Launch & Event Planning
Social Media Strategy
Creative Coaching to Bring Your Work from Concept to Completion
The writing life comes with pitfalls, amiright? Sometimes it’s discombobulation and a lack of time management, other times it’s the ennui of a much belabored manuscript. Getting the right support can elevate your work, ease your mind, keep you focused, and help you expand your audience.
For these reasons, the services I provide are highly specialized and based on each writer’s needs and desires. I don’t just take into consideration the words on the pages, but also get to know you as an individual to see how I can best support you.
Below is a list of way that I can help you. Oftentimes what I do is a combination of several of these things, but they’ll give you a good idea of where I can support you. Have a gander, then shoot me a note using the form at the bottom of the page!
DEVELOPMENTAL & STORY NOTES: Giddy-up! These super duper, detailed notes are for completed non-fiction manuscripts and feature-length screenplays (of any genre.) They offer an in-depth analysis of all the parts of your work (structure, plot, character, voice, style, theme, etc.) to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your narrative. I give a detailed overview of issues as well as page-by-page suggestions on how to tighten up the work. Kinda like having X-ray eyes, you know? See below for rates.
NON-FICTION BOOK PROPOSALS: An important step toward getting your gorgeous non-fiction book published! This is for authors who are aiming to hit up traditional publishers. I can walk you through a step-by-step process of creating a non-fiction book proposal from scratch, or make suggestions on revisions for an existing proposal. We’ll boil your non-fiction book idea down to the essential components, pinpoint the audience, create compelling titles and subtitles, research your competition, and tighten up your sample chapters. See below for rates.
CREATIVE COACHING: This is for folks who want someone to walk the path with them, or just hold their hand occasionally. If you need support in bringing a piece from concept to completion, I provide the accountability needed to stay on track. We’ll do weekly or monthly check-ins to discuss where you’re at, where you wanna be, and how to get from A to B. Each coaching call is 1 hour in length and includes a follow up email with notes and homework. See below for rates.
RESEARCH: I loooooove me some research. Whether it’s story research for your book or script, or compiling a list of bookstores and venues for your book launch, I am here for all your research needs. You tell me what you want to know and - voilá! - there’ll be a document sent your way with web links and accompanying summaries. See below for rates.
BOOK LAUNCH & EVENT PLANNING: Prepping for your creative project to break free of the cocoon and fly out into the world can be a daunting and nerve-wracking affair. If you want to create a master plan for your book launch, need help with finding and booking a venue, or would like someone help you plan and execute the entire creative event from soup-to-nuts, I’m your gal! See below for rates.
BOOK MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT: This is the stuff that lots of artists find boring, but weirdos like me enjoy! I can help you conceive of print and web marketing materials, create a snappy bio, develop blurbs and summaries about your project, put together engaging social media content, write web copy, and more. See below for rates.
Rates: Developmental notes for full, non-fiction book manuscripts depends upon word count and runs between $500-$1000. Story notes for screenwriters depend upon page count and run between $250-$350. Creative coaching is $65/hr. and includes a follow up email with notes and homework. Support for book proposals, marketing, and social media is $45/hr. Research work is $25/hr. If you want a combination of bits and pieces of what I’ve mentioned here, contact me with your needs and I’ll work up a project rate for you.