Evaluation of books or novels is $2 per double-spaced page. Script evaluation price is listed under "Script Scrutiny" below. Every page over 115 pages is an extra $3. Short script evaluation is $3 per page.
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Every client is different; let's talk possibilities. Most clients start with a half-hour consultation ($49.95) and are very happy.
Per hour prices are $35 for editing, and $60 for writing and consulting. I stay very busy, so when I have a slot open, please take it.
You can pay me via Paypal.com using skippress at yahoo dotcom. No Paypal account? I can email you a Paypal invoice that walks you through it with links you just click on. I take check, money order, bank transfer, money via Western Union (which works for people from countries like Russia who can't access Paypal).
Your Screenwriting Career - Best Basic Screenwriting Course Online Today
I taught this course for eight years, with it eventually being available in 1,500 schools. Then I took a break but now I'm teaching it again via KSurf online university. We cover:
The History of Storytelling; The Outer Story of a Screenplay; The Life of Hollywood; More Hollywood History and Your Road Forward; The Evolution of Screenwriting; The Business of Screenwriting; Mining the World to Find Your Heart; The Magic of an Unforgettable Screenplay; Superstar Screenplay Structure, Format and Structure of a Screenplay; Inside the Hero's Heart; Kids, Heroes and Memorable Characters; Inside the Villain's Brain; A Touch of Nostalgia; Organizing Your World with 3x5 Cards; Outlining a Screenplay; Structure Outside the Lines; A Closer Look at Structure; Making the Perfect Screenplay Better; Rewriting and the Road to Improvement; Reading, Polishing and Reality; Getting Feedback and Making the Best of It; Getting It Out to People Who Matter; Making Connections
How's that for only $48? It's me answering every single question
, not some software robot or assistant.
Comments on "Your Screenwriting Career"
Comments from students
"I looked for a long time for a course on screenwriting, but could never find one worth taking. I was very happy to see this one offered, and very happy it was online. I feel I learned a lot from this course, and will apply it to any future screenwriting that I do. Thank You."
"The course content was fantastic. I learned a subject that I've been dying to know about for years. Mr. Press took all the mystery out of films. It is fun to watch a film and pick out the elements that make up a good screenplay."
"I was surprised at how much help and inspiration I gleaned from an online course, my first of this type. I have a book picked out that I plan on adapting to a screenplay and am eager to begin."
"I loved this course! I will never look at movies the same way again."
"Skip's writing is immaculate...He speaks to you not as an authority but as equal; instead the resonance of his truths establishes Skip's authority. For example, Skip reiterates again and again that if you are diligent and keep doing what you like you will eventually succeed and principally every thing is possible. His information is full of wisdom about what it means to be a screenwriter, navigating yourself through the Hollywood movie business and how to get where you want to go."
Consultations Done Via Email, Phone, Or In Person
One Free Question - Have one big pressing question about writing and don't know where to get it answered? Email skippress at yahoo dotcom.
Know Before You Go - $49.95 - Most projects have flaws that should have been ironed out before being written. Hitchcock worked out films completely before the cameras rolled. Nikola Tesla worked out an invention in his mind completely before making it. Let's talk 30 minutes & enhance your chances.
Script Scrutiny - $250 - Many script consultants are not sold writers. One dubious professor asks $5,000 for an evaluation. I deliver: (a) notes throughout the script (most need notes); and (b) a report on how to make it saleable. Please note: every screenplay I've ever sold was rewritten several times.
Double Scrutiny Plus - $499 - I know how to sell your work as well as anyone in Hollywood. I'll read your script, read the rewrite, offer advice on people to approach, and coach you on loglines, pitching and queries.
The Big Jump - $999 - If you have a book, novel, or script and need a marketing plan and sales help, including writing effective sales documents, or if you want to reach potential buyers/sellers that I can contact for you, personally, this is the one for you. Reading/evaluation/improvement fees included.
Post-Screenplay Courses Taught Via Email
Your Hollywood Breakthrough: Rewrite and Marketing Mastery - $149</i>
A self-paced course intended for anyone who's completed a screenplay. Lessons, questions, and answers are delivered via email - ask as many questions as you like. Find out why I get personal sales and why my clients and students win contests and get movies made.
End Run to Hollywood: Novelize Your Screenplay - $99
This course walks you through turning your script into a novel that could easily become "source material" in Tinseltown. It's done by email and I personally review your work. Far more novels get published than screenplays made. Your overall writing ability will improve. You'll learn how to find a literary agent, and where you can personally promote your work to the publishing industry or publish it yourself.
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My 20 Year-Old Book Continues to Impress
I imagine your book has changed my life greatly; itís amazing how a book has the ability to do such. I meant to write you, I donít know, nearly two years ago. But I never built up the courage to I guess. But I basically just wanted to say, How to Write What You Want & Sell What You write, is truly fabulous. It has encouraged to me to write and read books I wouldnít have had reason to read otherwise, and although I have set it down for a while every now and then Iíll read a few chapters. I just started School again and Iím really enjoying it, one of my Professors says I have an eye for detail and seem to catch grammatical errors very well. I found a few in your book but Iím sure itís been updated by now. Well, I just wanted to say thanks, Iím sure I had more to say and ask, but I canít recall at the moment. ~ Rebecca Rivera
Don't Stop Yourself!
My sister bought me How To Write What You Want and Sell What You Write because I have been writing a book for about 13 years - through the trials and tribulations of my mother passing and quite the dysfunctional family dynamics. I have been wating to publish as I am now 27 and have created more of a teenage self-help through grieving. Your book was inspiring as the style was personal yet to the point, much appreciated. However, what stops me is: my degree? In biology. My writing experience? None, just what I've come up with. My point? Nothing intense, but I can breathe now. Worth trying to publish? Thank you for your time and printed words.
~ Lyndsey H.
Lyndsey, the question I always ask myself about books is "How many people out there would like or need this?" In your case, it might be a lot, depends on the content and how well you convey your truth. Email me and tell me more.
The kind of compliment that makes me blush
I took Skip's basic screenwriting class through the Community Education Department at Cerritos College here in Southern California, and it helped me unlock my writing ability that had laid dormant for 20 plus years and now I'm the author of Tormented Soul (Horror) and am also working on three other books all at the same time. One of my books is nearing 208,000 words and it's all because I decided to learn from the best. Thanks, Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.
NOTE TO EVERYONE: Send me an email unless you want your question(s) featured here for all eyes to see.
I try to answer all emails the same day I receive them. If you don't hear from me immediately, I'll get to you soon unless I am researching the mating habits of the bonobos. My normal turnaround time on a screenplay evaluation is 10 working days. I'll do things on a rush basis for a higher fee. I've heard too many complaints about people who charge $2,000 or $5,000 and lie about their responsibility for a script or writer's success, and basically blow hot air. I offer a much more than reasonable alternative.
So let me help you!