Below are services I offer novelist and screenwriters
(completed screenplays or manuscripts only)
All prices subject to change without notice
I've been writing since 1991. I've written and published six novels, five fiction and one non-fiction, and three study
guides. I've written twenty-five feature length screenplays several of which have been picked up by production companies.
I've written more than twenty short screenplays several of which have been produced. I run The Houston Film Industry Meetup
Group (6600 + members) It's the largest film production meetup in the world. I worked with The Austin Film Festival for two
years as a judge in their Heart of Film screenplay competition. I teach two writing classes for Leisure Learning Unlimited
in Houston, Texas.
|My Creative Writing Class
Anyone in the Houston area interested in creative writing or screenwriting classes please contact "Leisure Learning Unlimited,
Houston, Texas (http://www.llu.com)." Below are listed the two classes I am currently teaching for them.
Beginning in March of 2010 I will be offering beginning fiction writing classes at LLU. It will be four consecutive Mondays,
two and a half hours a day beginning at 7:00 pm. The fee will include a study guide covering everything taught in the class.
The class number is 3126. Please log into http://www.llu.com to check the start dates for the classes
Beginning in November, 2010 I will be offering "The Basics of Screenwriting" at Leisure Learning beginning at
6:30 pm on a Monday. The course is one, three hour session and will include an 82 page study guide covering all asspects
of screenwriting. The Class number is 3131. Go to http://www.llu.com to sign up.
I also offer these classes privately at your location for those who can't make the formal classes. The "Basic Fiction
Writing" class will require two four hour classes to take in what is offered in the four separate sessions. That includes
the small writing assignment. There must be at least five registered students in the class to avoid millage charges.
Storyline and Character development - $50.00 (per student)
Basic Screenwriting - $50.00 (per student)
Basic Fiction Writing - $100.00 (per student)
Each class includes a detailed study guide taking in the entire course.
Individual students can pay their fees for the private classes below or a class organizer can pay for the entire private
For one-on-one if the location is fifteen miles or less from me, the fee for the class is as listed. Each mile over fifteen
is $2.00 per mile (One time charge. One way only). If you have three or more students there is no mileage charge. I use Map
Quest to determine distance. I live at interstate 10 and state highway 6. To pay the millage fee please use the "Class
Mileage Fee" button. Change the quantity to the number of miles over 15.
You can contact me at email@example.com if you are interested.
For organized classes please use the form below to give me the details such as Your Name, Class Requested, Time and Place,
Number of Students, etc. At the bottom please include an E-mail where I can contact you.
Click the "Add to Cart" button below to pay the Class Fee for the "Storyline and Character Development" private
Click the "Add to Cart" button below to pay the Class Fee for the "Basics of Screenwriting" private class.
Click the "Add to Cart" button below to pay the Class Fee for the "Basic Fiction Writing" private class.
CLASS MILEAGE FEE
Change the quantity to the number of miles over 15.
$250.00 for up to
3 hours about writing in general or creative writing or screenwriting. For longer engagements the fee is $50.00 an hour for
times exceeding 3 hours. Use ADDITIONAL FEES below to cover that.
The format for Coverage of a Screenplay
or Manuscript is shown below. At the bottom of this section is a link to an example of Coverage. Normally it will cover
5 to 6 pages.
Title of Screenplay/Manuscript —
Place and Time (Setting) —
Brief Synopsis —
1. SUMMARY [Overall score]
2. STORY [Character score, Plot score]
3. SCRIPT/MANUSCRIPT [Quality of Writing score]
4. UNIQUENESS [Originality score]
5. MOVIE [if a screenplay Cinematic Quality score]
Overall scoring is from 1 to 5 (1 being worse
and 5 being best)
Each of the five sections will have a detailed
ALL FEES ARE
PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
Fee: If a screenplay :
40 or less pages $80.00
41 - 90 pages $200.00
91-120 pages $250.00
121 + pages $300.00
Fee: If a manuscript : (manuscript page/double spaced, courier 12pt.)
150 or less pages $150.00
151 - 300 pages $400.00
301+ pages $550.00
All screenplays or
manuscripts must be a completed work.
If you would prefer to have a Short Review for screenplays touching on the above five areas the fee is:
40 or less pages $50.00
41- 88 pages $80.00
89 pages or more $100.00
The fee for a short review on manuscripts will depend on the length of the manuscript (100 or less pages
in courier 12pt, double spaced, $100.00). Please use "Additional Fees" at the bottom of the page.
For manuscripts over 100 pages it's .75 cents a page after the first 100 pages. Use the
"Additional Fees" selection at the bottom rounded back to the nearest $10.00.
Please E-mail screenplays or manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Coverage or Short Review" in the subject line. Please use "PDF" , "RTF" or "DOC" format.
Please contact me via e-mail for more information at email@example.com Click the link below to view an example of coverage
Example of coverage
Use the "Add to Cart" button below to pay through PayPal or a credit card for Screenplay coverage.
Use the "Add to Cart" button below to pay through PayPal or a credit card for Manuscript coverage.
Use the "Add to Cart" button below to pay through PayPal or a credit card for the Short Review.
Logline or Synopsis Authoring
If you need an effective Logline or Synopsis for your screenplay I can provide that.
Logline - $30.00 (payable in advance)
Synopsis - $60.00 (payable in advance)
Authoring to develop the script from an idea provided by you. I will require a meeting with you, in person or over the phone, to
discuss your project. As we go we will discuss the script, but unlike co-writing you will not get a copy of the script you
can edit until it is finished. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to set up the meeting.
pages or less - $500.00
- 87 pages - $2500.00
88 and above - $5000.00
I can create a Treatment instead of a screenplay.
length in scenes:
40 scenes or less - $250.00
-- 90 scenes - $500.00
91 scenes and above - $1000.00
go to the bottom of the page to "Additional Fees" and change the Qty to whatever will come to the adjusted fee.
If I'm writing the screenplay and I need to do the treatment first it is included
in the fee for the screenplay. If you want me to create the screenplay off the treatment you payed for then the additional
fees up to the cost of the screenplay will have to be paid.
If I'm taking it off a novel or working with someone's personal story the fee is $1200
up front. Go to the bottom of this page and select additional fees and change the quantity to 120.
Plus 1% of the adjusted gross profit off the backside
if the treatment becomes a movie.
If you would like me to evaluate your treatment the fee is $1.00 a scene rounded up to the nearest
$10.00 in other words if the treatment is 101 scenes then the cost would be $110. To pay this fee, based on the example, go
to "Additional Fees" and change the quantity to 11.
Co-Writing a Screenplay
We will set up a meeting in person (Houston, TX area) or a phone call to discuss
the project. As we develop the script you will get a copy you can edit and send back to me. I can write in Final
Draft or Celtx format. E-mail me at email@example.com
for more information.
Fees: (payable in advance)
Under 50 pages - $300.00
Less than feature length - $1000.00
Feature Length 88+ pages - $1500.00
2% of the adjusted gross profit off the backside if the script becomes a movie.
Co-writing a Manuscript
Fee: $1500.00 (payable in advance)
The above fee is for a novel length manuscript. For short stories contact me for fees.
You will have to do the writing. Every 30 pages (double spaced/courier 12pt) send it to me and I will review
it and do any editing I feel needs to be done. It is your choice to use the suggested changes or not.
This is not Ghostwriting where I do the writing. See Ghostwriting below for fees.
Fee: $400.00 (payable in advance)
I will schedule a face to face (in the Houston area) or phone meeting with you to discuss your project one at the beginning
and then as required based on my availability
For three months I'll take as many emails as needed, to discuss your project and answer any questions that may come up.
If need be we can meet face to face (in the Houston area). I do not rewrite your script. If the project runs longer than three
months we can discuss extending the service at that time.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up our first meeting. Please put "Consultation" in the subject
Script Doctor Service
Fee: $500.00 feature length 88+ pages (payable in advance)
Fee: Less than feature length (1-87) contact me for fee based on length (payable in advance)
Fee: $400.00 If I've already done Coverage (payable in advance)
I will review your script for format and content (Action/Description and Dialogue) and do the rewriting to fix any problems
I find. E-mail me a copy of the script in Final Draft or Celtx format to email@example.com. Please put "Script
Doctor" in the subject line.
Use the "Add to Cart" button below to pay through PayPal or a credit card for Consultation or Script Doctor
Fee: $1000.00 (payable in advance)
I will take the Novel Manuscript (75,000
words or more) and check it for continuity, determine if the story line makes sense, look at story and character development
and a number of other attributes that come together to create the event that is the story. Send me a copy of the manuscript
at the email below and I will edit my copy where I feel it needs work in bold. Manuscripts should be 12pt double
For projects less than Novel length
contact me for Fees at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ghostwriting a Novel
Fee: $10,000.00 (payable in advance)
I require a face to face, or telephone meeting before I agree to take on the project. There may be
an additional fee based on the amount of material supplied to me and the amount of research I have to do. Email
me at email@example.com
to set up the meeting.
Use the "Add to Cart" buttons below to pay through PayPal or use a Credit Card.
Pay by the Hour
To pay by the hour click the button below and
change the quantity to the number of even hours.
If any additional fees for any of the above listed services,
or for services not listed, are required, see below.
Please use "Qty" to pay multiple amounts of $10.00 to cover the required fee.