Contest Checkup

Coaching-Based Writer’s Coverage

It’s your story. Make it a better one.


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About the Contest Checkup

Get professional writer-oriented coverage geared toward helping you improve your writing and storytelling skills. I will tailor my notes to the needs of your specific genre and goals for the script.

The main focus of my coverage is to help you find the strengths of your story and how to convey that to any type of reader, whether for a contest, manager, or producer.

For a Contest Checkup, I focus mainly on each contest’s judging criteria, including Concept, Characters, Plot, Structure, Dialogue, and Execution. For a more general Screenplay Checkup, I focus more on marketability. If you need both, just let me know.

I will give you the top tips for making sure your script excels in every area. I can help you offer something memorable enough to stand out in an exciting way. My notes will touch on both the art and craft of screenwriting and provide you with helpful resources for any skill level.

My goal is to be as honest, but as constructive and helpful as possible–in a way that inspires you to up your game. Every script can be better in some way. If you’re not where you need to be with your script yet, don’t worry. You can get there!

Message me below to discuss any specific needs or concerns you have regarding your script. All scripts and notes are kept strictly confidential.


SCRIPT TYPES: Feature | TV Spec or Pilot | Web Series | Short Film
DELIVERY TIME: 2 Weeks | RUSH: 1 Week
PRICE: $97 | RUSH: $147

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

Book now to start right away or use the contact form below to request an invoice and choose your Contest/Screenplay Checkup start date.

Following payment, you’ll receive an email within 24 hours with instructions on how to submit your materials. (If you don’t see the email email, be sure to check your spam folder.) If you have other questions, please ask!

NOTE: Before I get started, you’ll have a chance to let me whether you need contest or producer coverage…or a combination of both.



Other Coaching Paths

Story Review

A compelling story is the basis for everything else. Make sure your idea is strong in the five key elements at the heart of every good story.

INCLUDED in Script Notes

Script Camp

Dig deeper. Reach higher. Put your script to the test. Use your own inspirations to explore undiscovered territory in your story. The only limit is how far you’re willing to take it.

Script Notes

A “good” script is not enough. To compete against thousands of other writers, you must show a mastery of both art and craft. Make sure your script excels in every area and offers something truly memorable.

INCLUDES: Story Review and Screenplay Checkup.


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