Write With Creativity, Clarity, and Confidence
Story, Book, and Screenplay Support
From big picture development to nit-picky grammatical fixes, transform your work with strategic and savvy support from an honest, compassionate writing pal and mentor: Now Write! Editor, award-winning Screenwriter, respected Writing Pro 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 topics
- 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 narrative 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 (RIP, Founder of Sherwood Oaks Experimental College/Sherwood Oaks Film School, Shusett Productions)
Consultation and Coaching:
Honest feedback and compassionate, thoughtful encouragement to help you fulfill the promise of the story you want to share.
“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)
“Laurie is one of those amazingly inspiring people who knows exactly how to get you to do your best work and to be your best self. She’s a brilliant coach. She is an incredible on the spot problem-solver. She is a tremendous asset to any writer or creative person she works with. She is truly a good person, devoted to bringing not only excellent work to the world, but inspiring others to help the planet be a better place for all.” – Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein (President, Noble House Entertainment, Inc.; CEO, The Script Broker, contributor to Now Write! Screenwriting and Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror)
Book Editing, Copy Editing and/or Proofreading:
Without a little polish, even the most brilliant ideas and excellent writing can fail to reach their full potential. Depending on what’s needed and desired, developmental editing, line editing, and proofreading can help your work shine.
“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. 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)
“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 (speculative fiction novelist, Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror contributor)