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FREEBIE NOW

If you’ve bought one of Samantha’s new books and posted a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or other book sites, send along your proof of purchase and you’ll get a free consult with Samantha for fifteen minutes.

1. Send me a proof of purchase
2. I’ll write you back to schedule our consult.
3. We’ll discuss your writing within 15 days.

READER'S FREE CONSULT:

Thirty minutes of reading time plus sixty minutes of discussion and analysis of your piece. The cost is $125.00

1. Hit the buy now button.
2. I’ll email you the particulars within 24 hours.
3. We’ll discuss your piece within 10 days.

IN DEPTH CONSULT:

If you want to follow up with more sessions you can book them on the spot or later.


Ten Minutes Ten Bucks

Read and discuss your piece with Samantha for ten minutes at the cost of ten bucks. If you want to follow up with more sessions you can book them on the spot or later.

1. Hit the buy now button.
2. I’ll email you the particulars within 24 hours.
3. We’ll discuss your piece within 10 days.

INTRODUCTORY CONSULT:
Ten Minutes for Ten Bucks

TO BOOK YOUR FIRST CONSULTATION WITH SAMANTHA, CHOOSE:

First and foremost, you and I will decide if we think that together we are a good fit for your goals. If not, I know a few wonderful coaches with a variety of specific strengths, and I’m happy to offer suggestions.

If it is a good fit, we approach the work the same way the major studios do. We both do our homework, develop notes, and work with focus and determination. The only goal is to make the writing as good as it can be.

I don’t have complicated packages and flamboyant promises. I work by the hour. You buy my time and I bring my expertise and experience to your work.

Good writing is hard work with great rewards. If that interests you, choose one of the options below.

My Approach

Tens of millions of people have seen Samantha’s scripts in action in movies and television shows. She’s written for and with the world’s best storytellers: Ridley Scott in feature films. Steven Bochco in television. Jonathan Kellerman in novels.

She is a veteran of 22 years as a Hollywood screenwriter and an officer of the Writer’s Guild of America, West. She taught advanced writing for ten years at UCLA, The American Film Institute and Pierce College and now at Duke University.

She is also an attorney, a gardener, a wife and mom (and former single mom), who remains deeply involved in the world of books and readers. Upfront, she is not an agent or a funnel to publishers, but she can brainstorm self-publishing, pitching, and breaking that writer’s block. Fanny in the chair – let’s go.

My Experience

Samantha facilitates the work of writing groups or individuals who wish to Write to Happiness by guiding you through the program in her new book. If your writers’ group is bogged down in these times of Zoom, she can give it new energy and focus while nurturing each writers’ work.

Write to Happiness

Are you ready to bring your writing to the next level, but don’t know where to turn? I’ve been there, done that. Then I was fortunate enough to have a long and prosperous career as a writer in Hollywood. I turned my focus to helping my fellow writers use the skills I honed in the highly competitive world of major studio writing to help others achieve engaging storytelling and commercial success.

You’ll learn to:
• Master story structure to engage your reader from beginning to end.
• Doctor your writing so its structure and story emerge clearly
• Decide what to keep and what to cut
• Describe your characters so they come vividly to life
• Use backstory for dramatic impact
• And most importantly, bring your authentic self to your work.

Writing is an art with a great deal of craft. Learn the tricks of the trade that they can’t teach you in the MFA programs.

If that interests you, choose one of the options below.

Write Like a Pro

Work with Samantha