Writing can be a pain. In my experience, it always is. The hardest part for me has always been to make myself sit down and actually do the thing. Once you get into the rhythm, the words can flow naturally, and you reach an organic flow of narrative. That being said, it can be extremely difficult to get to that point on your own whether it means starting that screenplay you've been wanting to work on, finishing that book you started forever ago, or just maintaining your daily blog posts.
What I'm offering is to hold you accountable to your own goals. A fitness coach would sit down with you, find out what you want to accomplish, and then come up with an action plan to help you achieve that. So, that's where we'd start. The first session will just be you explaining what you hope to achieve with your writing and building an actionable plan for you to achieve that.
Then any subsequent sessions can be anywhere from me sending you a daily reminder to write, or to a phone meeting where you walk me through your progress, what you're excelling at, and what you're struggling with. You decide how much help you need. Sessions can be weekly, daily, or even intermittently when you're struggling. Whatever best suits your writing style.
I can give lessons about what I've learned on creating organic dialogue, or how to have your story progress naturally. If you have the whole story mapped out, but your characters just seem stilted and not quite like real people, i can help with that. If you know who your characters are, but your story just lacks some conflict to make it engaging, then we'll talk it out and figure out what you need to inject into your story.
Everyone's got at least one good story in them. I've figured out how to tell a few of mine. Let me help you figure out how to tell yours, or at the very least, be that helping voice that urges you to push for one more scene, a couple more sentences, or one more line of dialogue.
Training & Qualifications
I'm an independent filmmaker and writer. I've written and produced several short films, a couple pilots for shows, and a documentary. I've also struggled with depression for most of my life. So I know how hard starting can be. Sometimes all you need is a little support. I've been there, so I know what helps.
I've loved stories for as long as I can remember, and consider myself a student of story structure. Being an inside kid, I spent a lot of time daydreaming of weird scenarios or far away worlds. I haven't learned how to daydream less, I've just figured out that if you have a particularly cool idea, you can show it to other people, and they're appreciative for it. So, like the trope you always hear on tv or in movies about the kid who bought a radio or toaster and took it apart, just to put it back together again, I was doing the same thing to stories.
I love collaborating. Some of my favorite times in my life were when I was working on a project, and handed it off to a room of collaborators for each one of them to leave their mark on it as well. When you show someone else an idea, you pass it through the filter of that person's perspective, they help you tear out the parts that don't work, and then offer the best they have to the story. With each person it improves the thing until it's the best version of that thing. Then when your audience connects to it, they connect to not just you, but everyone who helped along the way. It's beautiful really.
Availability & Preferences
In the early mornings every day (from around 6am - 10am), or intermittently at random times that you can message me to find out about.