Compassionate Story and Screenplay Support: Consultation, Coaching, Editing and Proofreading with Now Write! Editor Laurie Lamson
“Laurie is an excellent editor and a pleasure to do business with. Supportive and completely professional.” – Colleen McGuinness (Forever, Friends From College, About A Boy and 30 Rock TV series writer/producer, contributor to Now Write! Screenwriting)
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:
finding clarity about your story and what you’re trying to say
trusting your own voice
allowing yourself to write about uncomfortable subjects
connecting with emotions and telling emotional truth
fear of criticism and taking it personally
keeping momentum going when your inspiration lags
knowing or finding out the necessary elements of a great story
learning the conventions of your writing area/genre
Take your writing to the next level.
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.
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.
Now Write! Services
Special 1/2 hour Consultation:
A cost-effective way to help get you firmly and confidently on track. By discussing your story and answering questions to help clarify what it’s really about, we identify strengths, pinpoint weak areas, and discover what you need to help your idea fulfill its potential. This process will also help you more effectively ‘pitch’ your story or script to others. ($30)
Consultation and Coaching:
Compassionate, thoughtful feedback and encouragement to help you fulfill the promise of the story you want to write. ($55/hour; package of 5 hours for $250; 10 hours for $450.)
“The coverage on my screenplay was spectacular!” – Raffaele Marraffa, writer/filmmaker
Copy-Editing and/or Proofreading:
Without a little polish, even the most brilliant ideas and excellent writing can fail to reach full potential. Light to heavy copy-editing and proofreading (depending on what’s needed and desired) helps your work to shine. ($65/hour; package of 5 hours for $275; 10 hours for $500, 20 hours for $800.)
If you’re interested in Laurie’s Now Write! consulting and/or editing services, please contact laurie @ nowwrite. net