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Monday Morning Editor Picks: Screenwriting Services - It's OK to Ask for Help

Do you think Hitchcock ever needed advice? Or Scorsese? How about Sorkin?

They may not have paid for help, but you can damn well believe someone gave it to them when they needed it - a spouse, a writer, or filmmaker they respected, etc.

It used to be hard for me to ask for help, but I now embrace it. What some people don't realize is The Writers Store not only has an in-store space to sit one-on-one with writers, but they also can help you even if you live on the other side of the world. Bless the Internet!

Here are some ways you can get help with The Writers Store screenwriting services:

1. Logline Tune-Up: Get help in just 15 minutes with The Writers Store one-on-one logline consultation services.

When I start a new story, I always create the logline first. A logline boils your story concept into one sentence, showing protagonist, concept, and potential for conflict. Most executives can tell from that one line if they want to read your script or not. It's THAT important. So get some help tuning yours up. Not only will it help you attract attention to your story, but it will also help you understand where to begin when writing it. Take 15 minutes and let The Writers Store Story Specialists help you!

2. Screenplay Treatment Development Notes: Available online, on demand or one-on-one.

A treatment is simply a very long synopsis of your script that execs will often ask for before requesting a read of your screenplay. It's important this treatment shows them the story's potential, your writing abilities and the marketability of your script.

3. TV Pilot Kit Development Notes: Get feedback on your TV pilot proposal before you pitch!

Your Story Specialist will review your work, and offer up detailed analysis on your proposal’s viability, which is that the delicate balance of set-up, payoff, and ongoing plot lines and character arcs.

4. Screenplay Development Notes: I'm going to let a professional screenwriter say all that needs to be said: "As a professional screenwriter, I rarely, if ever, receive the kind of extensive feedback offered in these notes. The detail and scrutiny are well appreciated. I also teach graduate level screenwriting, and in the past, have not known how to respond when students have asked about submitting their work for this kind of critique. I will now feel confident in sharing my very positive experience and will not be reticent in suggesting that your service may prove very helpful."– Jeanne Rosenberg (Screenwriter, The Black StallionWhite Fang)

Creative Screenwriting magazine gave The Writers Store's Development Notes a perfect 5.0 score in their Independent Survey.

5. Pitch Clinic: Before you pitch your script to Hollywood, make sure you're prepared! Get one-one-one phone consultation and elevate the quality of your pitch to get more read requests.

See our full list of screenwriting services on The Writers Store site.

If you have any questions, please call a Story Specialist at 800 272-8927.

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Editors Picks

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman is the Editor and Online Community Manager of Script Magazine and a webinar instructor for The Writers Store. She is Co-Founder and moderator of the weekly Twitter screenwriters’ chat, #Scriptchat, and wrote the narrative adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name, with its author, Douglas A. Blackmon, former senior national correspondent of The Wall Street Journal. Jeanne also is President of Implicit Productions and consults with writers on how to build and strengthen their online and offline networks as well as face their fears in order to succeed in writing and in personal peace - a screenwriter's therapist. More information can be found on her blog, ramblings of a recovered insecureaholic. Follow @jeannevb on Twitter.