Remember that kid on the playground who always got hit with the ball because her nose was buried deep in a book? Yeah, that was me. My love of story is one of the first things I remember about myself, and it’s something I’m grateful that I never grew out of.
Over the years, I’ve read hundreds of stories and worked with writers around the world. While trends change and new forms of media emerge, one thing remains true: At their core, stories exist to transmit an experience. To make our hearts race, or ache. To bring a smile to our lips, or plant questions in our minds. But how are these feelings created from just words on a page? Why do you remember some stories for years, while others evaporate from your mind as soon as you close the cover or drive away from the theater? This is where story mechanics come in — using structure and writing style to harness your storytelling potential and shape your ideas into powerful works that will resonate and entertain across time.
During my time as a developmental editor and professional Hollywood script analyst, I’ve been constantly exposed to the works that are headed into production from major studios and production companies around the world. This inside look into what’s selling and what “producible” scripts actually look like across different genres and budget ranges is the intel you need to succeed in an increasingly saturated industry. Whether your goal is to touch, teach, or simply to entertain, I want to use my knowledge and experience to help you bring forth your best story and style it for success. We’ve all got stories to tell; I can’t wait to read yours!
The Story Mechanic