Finding someone who can meet your needs as a writer can be a
confusing and expensive affair. For this reason, Linda breaks her services into a
two part process.
This is the basic studio type coverage, done without a
synopsis and with more emphasis on the critique. It includes:
- a minimum of 3 to 4 pages of critique
- notations in the script
- an hour long
phone or face-to-face meeting
- formatting corrections
in the script
Basic coverage will identify the script's strengths and
weaknesses. The script is examined in terms of story, characterization, plotting,
theme, scenes, as well, concept and marketability.
A writer can choose this first part, receive enough feedback to
get back to work, and feel satisfied.
Turnaround time is two weeks.
For those writers who want a more comprehensive analysis of the
script, Linda offers development notes that build on the critiquie given in the
basic coverage package.
Development notes are a much more detailed critique of your
screenplay. Linda first re-reads the script and evaluates the work in terms of its
strengths, weaknesses and marketability. Starting with the concept, she analyses
the structure, conflict, characters, plot development, momentum,
etc., and identifies the important relationships providing the story with its
Once the weaknesses are identified, she offers recommendations
to solve these problems, always keeping in mind the author's intent.
These notes address scene construction, characterization,
dialogue, the bond between your work and the audience, as well as the actual
formatting of the screenplay.
One of Linda's special strengths is the attention she pays to the
emotional arcs of the main characters. Without this component, a screenplay has little
real chance of connecting with its first audience, a reader. Linda focuses on ways
to incorporate emotional action as well as the event action so that the emotional
presence doesn't derail the plot.
Development notes include:
- The overview
- Discussion of the themes, conflict, characters and their
- The structure
- Plot development
- Scene evaluations
- Dialogue evaluation
- Style and formatting issues
- Page notes
- 2 phone or face-to-face meetings on the work
Turnaround time is two - three weeks.
Usually, Linda recommends a writer simply start with the basic
coverage, and then proceed according to the demands of the script. For many people,
the basic package works well enough to get them started on a rewrite.
Linda will re-read scripts at a reduced rate.
No one can guarantee that a screenplay will sell. But with Linda's
critique and coaching, your script and writing will improve.
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