Sunday, January 11, 2015

2015 Proofread/Edit & Critique Services for Script and Novel Writers

Here are my current fees for this year. They have not changed from last year. The prices are still very reasonable. If you need help, feel free to contact me. I am always glad to help.

If you need help with your book or script/screenplay, feel free to try my services.

Coverage for Scripts/Screenplays: $92.00 

Edits / Proofread for Short Stories: $30.00

Treatments : $ 48.00 (2 - 3 pages; for scripts)

Edits/Proofread:  $48.00  (proofread for scripts)

Critique :  $58.00 ( for scripts)

Query Letters :  $28.00 (scripts/books): 

Synopsis :  $38.00 (script/books): 

Edits/ Proofread for Books:  $90.00

Critiques for Books:  $125.00

( If you are not able to pay in full, the payment for any service can be made on installment - divided in half. If you would like to use my service, let me know whether you need  to pay on installment or can pay in full. I am willing to be flexible.)

Some people request edits and critiques together. If a writer wants both, to me this says the writer is not completely confident his or her script is ready. So I  recommend getting the critique first. Use the critique to redo the script. Once the script is just right, then request the edit.

However, there are script, screenplay, writers who insist on having both an edit and critique together.  So I offer an edit and critique combo at discount.

Edit &Critique Combo Discount: $66.00   This is a discount savings of $40.00

All payments are received by Paypal. If you cannot make Paypal payments you may mail payments in the form of cashier checks or money orders. NO personal checks

If you are interested in my services feel free to contact me at

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Writing your Main Character---From Script Magazine Newsletter

Dear Readers,

How are you doing today? I'm getting over the flu. I feel much better. I hope you are doing well too.

Below is an article from Script Magazine that discusses writing your main characters. I received a portion of this article from Script Magazine. Click on it, and read more. There is nothing like information to help improve your writing skills.

Writing Your Main Character
imageplaceholderJeanne Veillette Bowerman
Online Editor

Most stories have a main character as well as supporting characters. Drew Yanno discusses how to write for your main character and how often to have them on the page while juggling subplots and more.

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by Drew Yanno

One of the most common problems beginning screenwriters seem to have is grasping the notion that your script must have a single main character who drives the story. There are two exceptions to this: (1) the dual protagonist story ("buddy picture"); and (2) the multi-protagonist story ("ensemble piece"). I'll talk about each of those in separate posts. But for now, I want to talk about the importance of telling the story through your main character. 

In my previous post, I instructed you to try to frame your idea and eventual logline using this paradigm: "somebody wants something badly and goes after it against great odds." Of course, the first word there is "somebody." Your main character. And that's an indication of the importance of the main character from the get-go. 

As you may have heard me and others say before, it's all based on the myth tale, which has been the dominant model of storytelling for centuries, crossing every geographical and cultural boundary. I believe it's ingrained in our DNA. My kitchen-sink psychological take on this is that we are, at our core, a goal-driven species. In our primitive years, that goal may have been simply to hunt down the mastodon to get some food. Today, it may be to get the big job or the pay raise or the prom queen. 

For whatever reason, we like to watch stories that involve a single main character pursuing a goal. Beginning screenwriters tend to get the concept on some level, but often have trouble with the execution. The result is that they'll fall in love with some secondary character or characters and pursue some secondary storyline for an extended length of time while their main character all but disappears. I'll offer a separate post on the importance of great secondary characters, as well as one on the magic of subplots. But if your goal is to write a commercial script that attracts big-time producers, know that you must have a main character who dominates the story. 

Whenever I consult on a script from a writer who has failed in this regard, I always ask them to guess on how many pages of the script their main character appears. Almost without exception, they'll overestimate. Of course, I will have counted before asking, and when I give them the raw data, they're surprised. More importantly, they suddenly get it. 

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