The following services are available on a limited basis:
One-on-one consultations about your book project, with Susan recommending specific tools and companies to help you raise your profile as an author and publish and market yourself and your book(s). Discussions address your specific concerns, and can include writing instruction, plot and character development, and/or conversations about writing business, including publishing options, acquiring an agent, marketing a book from scratch and tax implications for writers. Rates begin at $150/hour. Discounts for multiple sessions are available; ask about our 3-, 4- or 5-session packages.
Looking for a developmental edit, with honest and precise notes on all aspects of your writing project, including structure, theme, plot, character, historical detail and more? Susan has more than thirty-five years' experience in providing lengthy, detailed and helpful notes for writers to use in rewriting their work for maximum commercial viability. She can provide specific recommendations for changes on novels, screenplays, stage plays, and nonfiction projects, and final copy editing as well, once the project has been revised and is ready for publication. Cost for either type of edit is based on project length, word count and estimated reading time. Use the contact form on the home page to inquire about your project.
Susan's formal story training began at the University of Southern California, where she studied cinema history, film production, screenwriting and story analysis in their world-famous Cinema School. She continued her post-graduate studies with workshops offered by the best story structure teachers on earth: Robert McKee, John Truby and Michael Hauge, and in addition, spent two years in Robert McKee's screenwriters' workshop in Los Angeles, where among other accomplishments, she helped to develop GROUNDHOG DAY.