Script Assessment/Story Coaching

Want to get your Script Assessed? Want to find out what’s working and how it can be improved from someone with international industry experience? Want to be guided and inspired to take the script to the next level? Then you’ve come to the right place. But here at Cracking Yarns we do it a little differently. We don’t call it Script Assessment. We call it Story Coaching.

Story Coaching

Getting feedback is absolutely vital if you want to improve your script. But you need to be careful who you listen to. There is helpful feedback and there is unhelpful feedback.

Unhelpful feedback will consist of judgement, opinion, and gratuitous, prescriptive “suggestions”. There is too much of this kind of feedback dispensed by writers’ groups, producers and other script assessment services.

Helpful feedback will focus on sharing with you the emotional effect your screenplay is having and on inquiring how this compares with what you were looking to achieve. It will also go beyond what the story is about to explore what it’s really about. What is it saying that can resonate universally? How does the story transcend the specifics to touch the eternal as the best film and TV does?

You can’t do that in a written report because you can’t ask the questions that need to be asked. So we don’t provide written script assessment at Cracking Yarns. We offer a live Story Coaching session – either in person or via an online video chat session. Not only does this allow us to provide more relevant feedback, it also means that the session can be less about what’s not working in the script and more about helping you find your way towards solutions.

Ideally we’d also prefer to work with you BEFORE you’ve written the script while you’re still at concept or outline stage. But, if you’ve already written, by all means, let’s talk. And the sooner the better.

Here are our Story Coaching options:

Logline/Outline feedback (max 3 page outline):
30 mins – $97 AUD
60 mins – $197 AUD
3×60 mins* – $497 AUD
10x60mins – $1,497 AUD

Script Feedback
90 mins – $497 AUD

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