Online Courses & Coaching
Bringing imaginary worlds and characters to life and transforming hearts and minds in the process, is the stuff of gods. . .and writers.
Yet every writer knows too well the distractions, fears, excuses, and life demands that can get in the way.
Successful writers need:
Training in the fundamentals of story and script development
Laser-focused writing goals
A realistic writing schedule and weekly accountability
1-on-1 workshops with someone who knows the industry
An effective pitch process and business plan
Connections to producers, studios, and events
Truth is, every writer has different goals.
Some are looking for a serious upgrade to their skills or are determined to complete a bucket list challenge. Others just want to see if they can. And some want to go big. Whichever one is you, that's exactly why we're here.
WriterJump provides full-service training and coaching that take storytellers of all backgrounds 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, design characters, create your world, 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.
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Story & Screen Master Class
(25 weekly evening sessions, live & online | 6 months | $350/month)
Connects you with the universal power of story to entertain and transform audiences, trains in all areas of story development, and guides you towards completion of your story’s first draft. Includes 6 intensive, one-on-one workshops with me.
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.
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 (110 pages or less) - $350
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.
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 | Choose 1 - 4 sessions)
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.