Story Consulting Services

  • Posted on: 2 January 2018
  • By: Noah Brand

You've got a killer idea for a novel. A great hook, a terrific protagonist, and a bunch of twists and turns you can't wait to spring on the reader. That's a good start. Now, though, you have to answer the most fundamental question of fiction writing: what happens on this page? Then you have to answer it again. And again. Understandably, some of the best writers in the world find answering that question several hundred times in a row to be a daunting prospect.

That's where I come in.

I can help improve your story before it's even written. If you need help with tone, pacing, characterization, and most importantly, structure, we should work together. In a couple of hours, I can help you lay out a roadmap for your story, so that every step of the way, you know exactly what you need to write next.

From experience, I've learned that the most efficient way I work is via consultation, usually over phone or Skype. Starting from a rough outline or just general notes for your novel, I develop ideas and questions about your characters, plot, tone, and so on. Then, over a couple of hours, we talk through your book from start to finish, figuring out what works best every single step of the way. Afterward, you have a much stronger and more detailed outline, and the best possible version of your story. My fee for the two-hour consult starts at one hundred dollars U.S., with additional services negotiable. My clients love the work I do for them; if you'd like to become one of them, fill out the web form below, and we'll get started.

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