Write With Creativity, Clarity, and Confidence
Compassionate and savvy story and screenplay support: consultation, coaching, editing and proofreading with Now Write! Editor, award-winning Screenwriter, respected Writing Professional Laurie Lamson
If you can think, you can write.
I don’t believe writing is a rarified skill. Sometimes the most compelling material comes from “untrained” writers. And professional writers struggle with the same things novices do:
finding clarity about your story and what you’re trying to say
trusting your own voice
allowing yourself to write about uncomfortable subjects
connecting with emotions and telling emotional truth
fear of criticism and taking it personally
keeping momentum going when your inspiration lags
knowing or finding out the necessary elements of a great story
learning the conventions of your writing area/genre
Take your writing to the next level.
What sets professional writers apart is that they courageously grapple with all the above – without giving up. They learn to engage their passion and get out of their own way to share their unique gifts through writing.
Working with me, my fellow writers learn to be less critical of their work and open up realms of possibility, develop their voices, become more productive and effective in their writing. I’ve been honored by how much screenwriters and authors have valued my input, which helped them take their projects to the next level – and to completion.
“Laurie Lamson has an unusual ability to analyze writers’ material and identify the strengths and weaknesses in a story. Her insight and perception allow her to communicate with a writer the key elements and specific modifications needed for the project to reach its full potential.”
– Gary Shusett (Founder, Sherwood Oaks Experimental College – now Sherwood Oaks Film School and Shusett Productions)
Now Write! Services
Special Half-Hour Story Consultation:
A cost-effective way to help get you firmly and confidently on track. By discussing your story and answering questions to help clarify what it’s really about, we identify strengths, pinpoint weak areas, and discover what you need to help your idea fulfill its potential. This process will also help you more effectively pitch your story or script to others.
Consultation and Coaching:
Honest feedback and compassionate, thoughtful encouragement to help you fulfill the promise of the story you want to write.
“I can’t tell you how invaluable your feedback was. Everything you said made complete sense. Based on our conversation and your notes, I dove right into outline/brainstorming mode. Thank you so very much for your time and effort.”
–Jason Srebnick (screenwriter, book author, cartoon illustrator – click name to read Jason’s guest post)
Book Editing, Copy Editing and/or Proofreading:
Without a little polish, even the most brilliant ideas and excellent writing can fail to reach full potential. Light to heavy copy-editing and proofreading (depending on what’s needed and desired) helps your work to shine.
“Laurie helped me discover the gems buried deep within my text. She has an intuitive sense of character and story that has enabled me to grow as a writer. She is an excellent editor because she goes beyond changing words to helping you find the authentic voice and structure of your novel, or any other type of writing.”
– J. Michelle Newman (novelist, consultant, Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror contributor)
“Laurie Lamson was a Godsend. She was enthusiastic and explained all the steps I would go through in self-publishing for the first time. She edited my book brilliantly, not only proofing it but suggesting large changes, like switching the order of chapters in a way that made the book a page-turner, and alternate phrasing throughout which I could accept or not with a click.
“I’ve been a professional writer for prestigious magazines and other media for years, but she knows proper grammar better than I do.”
– James Tugend (author of the nonfiction book Selling Sex in the 21st Century)
If you’re interested in Now Write! coaching, consulting and/or editing services, please complete the form: