Online Courses & Coaching

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Starting

September 7

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Questions? Email me: paul@writerjump.com

Instructor
Paul Donnett

Download complete course details here.

September 7, 2022 - February 22, 2023
Next Start Date: March 2023

Much more than just another writing course:
  • High level industry story training
  • Small business setup
  • Direct industry networking & pitching


Thursday evenings (25 sessions)
25 weekly workshops (group and 1:1) covering everything you need to write and sell at the professional level.

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  • Develop your own unique, powerful story voice

  • Learn the top tricks of award-winning screenwriters and bestselling authors

  • Set writing goals and a schedule that syncs with your regular life

  • Design characters, worlds, and stories that industry reps are looking for 

  • Pitch to producers & publishers

  • Launch your small business as a professional writer

  • Unlock student discounts on Final Draft software and other training events

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100% Professional Focus: This course does more than simply teach students how to write, pitch, and sell. It focuses on helping them build the mindset, work ethic, tools, and habits needed to perform consistently and competently in all areas of professional and personal life. 

Different writers have different goals.

Other Services

Some are looking for a serious upgrade in their writing, others just want to find out if they can. And some want to go big. 

WriterJump provides full-service training and coaching for storytellers of all backgrounds to take them from a big idea to an industry-level final draft for submission to major platforms, festivals, and competitions.

 

Set your goals, build a writing schedule that works, structure and map your plot using industry tools...all while workshopping your story from start to finish with a professional writer and writing coach.

Live online training and in-person coaching for writers who require flexibility in scheduling and pricing.

 
 
 
 
 
  • Time to tell the world your story.
    Starts Sep 7
    350 Canadian dollars
  • Finish that story and connect with industry.
    4 hr
    395 Canadian dollars
  • Story development, career planning, and post-secondary preparation.
    1 hr
    200 Canadian dollars
  • Full review of your script + comprehensive industry-standard notes.
    1 hr
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  • Prepare your presentation properly to maximize your success.
    2 hr
    250 Canadian dollars
  • Workshops & coaching for students serious about careers in media.
    1 hr
    Vary (See List)
  • Set up your business, manage your finances, launch your future.
    1 hr
    200 Canadian dollars
  • 1-on-1 to answer your story questions and/or explore next steps.
    1 hr
    150 Canadian dollars
 
 

Story In Media Master Lab (formerly Story & Screen Master Class)

(25 weekly evening sessions, live & online | 6 months | $350/month)

All the skills, tools, and industry connections you’ll need to write and sell stories at the professional level in film, TV, podcast, or fiction writing. 13 weekly live group lessons, 12 one-on-one workshops with the instructor, completed draft of your original story, business-ready pitch package, and direct opportunities to submit to platforms, festivals & contests. 

Advanced Script Workshop 

(16 weekly sessions, live & online | 4 months | $395/month)

Want to polish a studio-ready script and pitch it to producers and major studios? Or maybe you just want to complete a passion project at a high level of quality. Either way, this dedicated one-on-one workshop will get you there. You’ll also receive coaching and templates for the “Big Four” pitch package every writer should have ready at all times, and learn how to set up your own business, strategy, and financial plan as a professional writer.

1-on-1 Student Mentorship

(Individual session, live & online - $150/session | 4 months - $500/month)

Grade 9-12. Business planning and strategy for writers and other content creators, professional success habits, core skills training (ideation, story development, script formatting), pitch package creation, networking/pitching to industry reps, submitting to major events and platforms, small business setup, branding and marketing, and post-secondary preparation and application. Initial intake assessment with students and parents.

Story Analysis & Notes

If you’ve already written a script/manuscript, story outline, or pitch package, I’ll review it and provide detailed feedback notes to help you improve your narrative structure, characters, thematic development, scenes, and dialogue.

  • Treatment review (10 pages or less) - $150

  • Script review (15 pages or less) - $150

  • Script review (16-60 pages) - $250

  • Script review (110 pages or less) - $350

  • Script review (111+ pages or less) - $400

  • Pitch package, resume, and online presence review - $200

  • Follow-up consultation to discuss notes and/or build “next steps” plan - $100 

 

Pitch Prep & Development

($250 | one-hour session)

Need help organizing your thoughts and materials, preparing your pitch, or building your pitch package for presentation to a producer, team, event major competition? Let me help with twenty-plus years of experience as a public speaker, pitcher, and influencer to help you create your materials and nail your pitch every time.  

Professional Writer Career Planning

($200 | one-hour session)

Whether you’re just getting started, have been trying to launch for years, or already have credits and are wanting to reinvigorate your career as an artist, you might need help figuring out exactly what to do next. From assessing your story idea to deciding your format (film, TV, other) to knowing what contests, festivals, or studios to submit to (and how) to knowing how to network effectively, I’ll help you build a dynamic “what next” plan to significantly accelerate your success.

Individual or Extended Coaching Session

($150 | one-hour session)

Regular rate for (a) any session that focuses on general questions, concerns, needs, or goals, or (b) time that goes beyond scheduled session duration.

 

High School & Major Event Workshops

($250 per 60-90 minute session | Discounts available depending on budget)

Working with high school teachers and industry events across Canada over the past decade (film, drama, digital media, creative writing) I’ve developed an exercise-based, 4-part workshop that immediately shows students what festivals, studios, publishers and (most importantly) audiences want from a student film, PSA, game, or print media. Sessions: How to Generate Big Ideas, The 8 Critical Elements of Story, Making Scenes, and 1-on-1 script reviews with students.