Story Coaching

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Story Coaching with April

Successful novels, screenplays, and memoirs depend on solid story structure and meaningful character development. As a story coach, I help writers uncover structural problems and identify possibilities for character growth and transformation. These writers are then empowered to complete their projects with greater passion, purpose, and confidence.

What can you expect from a Story Coach?

As a story coach, I assist you in bringing a new story to life or guide you to get an existing story back on track.

  • If you’re stalled or blocked, I can get you fired up and moving again.
  • If you’re unable to complete your project, I can hold you accountable to your vision.
  • If your plot falters, your characters lie flat, or your story’s structure is weak or non-existent, I can help you find tips, tricks, and meaningful solutions to revitalize these important story elements.
  • If you have an unruly rough draft without a clear beginning, middle, and end, I can help shape it into a cohesive whole.
  • If you have an idea for a new project but don’t know where to begin, I can guide your process and design a plan to get you started… and finished!

A story coach I …

  • am aware of (and know what to do about) the highs and lows of creative writing
  • possess strong writing and story craft skills
  • am well versed in story structure and character development
  • am devoted to the process of meaning-making through storytelling
  • honor the mystery inherent in the creative process
  • respect the discipline required to bring vision into form

Email me to set up a free 20 minute consultation.

Story Coaching with April

Successful novels, screenplays, and memoirs depend on solid story structure and meaningful character development. As a story coach, I help writers uncover structural problems and identify possibilities for character growth and transformation. These writers are then empowered to complete their projects with greater passion, purpose, and confidence.

What can you expect from a Story Coach?

As a story coach, I assist you in bringing a new story to life or guide you to get an existing story back on track.

  • If you’re stalled or blocked, I can get you fired up and moving again.
  • If you’re unable to complete your project, I can hold you accountable to your vision.
  • If your plot falters, your characters lie flat, or your story’s structure is weak or non-existent, I can help you find tips, tricks, and meaningful solutions to revitalize these important story elements.
  • If you have an unruly rough draft without a clear beginning, middle, and end, I can help shape it into a cohesive whole.
  • If you have an idea for a new project but don’t know where to begin, I can guide your process and design a plan to get you started… and finished!

A story coach I …

  • am aware of (and know what to do about) the highs and lows of creative writing
  • possess strong writing and story craft skills
  • am well versed in story structure and character development
  • am devoted to the process of meaning-making through storytelling
  • honor the mystery inherent in the creative process
  • respect the discipline required to bring vision into form

Email me to set up a free 20 minute consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manuscript Development Consultation

I read novel and memoir manuscripts as well as screenplay drafts. Quotes for this type of consultation are estimated on a project-by-project basis.

Each project is unique and fees will reflect this, but in general you can anticipate fees to be anywhere from .04 to .06 per word or $10 to $15 per properly formatted page.

Please email for more information: deepstorydesign@gmail.com

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