COACHING OPPORTUNITIES

Coaching opportunities are one-on-one sessions with a writer and Gayvin. It allows the writer to ask specific questions pertaining to her/his story and Gayvin provides development solutions and options based upon your situation and story.

These are highly sought after appointments and fill up quickly, especially a couple days before booking. Please plan ahead if you will need Gayvin sometime in the near future to ensure she can meet with you. Thank you!

(Additional information on specific opportunities further down this page.) 

 

Quick consult allows writer to discuss story. Cost of consult applied to first booking when done within 48 hours.

An hour devoted to writer’s story and development. May include exercise(s) to assist writer in craft and flow.

Three 1-hour sessions devoted to writer’s story and development. May include exercise(s) to assist writer in craft and flow.

Four 1-hour sessions per month devoted to writer’s story and development. May include exercise(s) to assist writer in craft and flow. Three month commitment. Exclusive writing community.

EDITING OPPORTUNITIES

Editing opportunities enable the writer to submit work to Gayvin. She assesses the writing, provides notes based upon current industry standards, and focuses on creative solutions that keep your story, intention, and voice pure. These appointments target manuscripts, query letters, and screenplays. If you’re seeking assistance with query letters for nonfiction, other than creative or narrative, please email Gayvin. She’ll share a reputable source for nonfiction query letters.

These are highly sought after appointments and fill up quickly, especially a couple days before booking. Please plan ahead if you will need Gayvin sometime in the near future to ensure she can meet with you. Thank you!

(Additional information on specific opportunities further down this page.) 

Assessment Editing – A first look at your first draft. Reviews fiction, creative/narrative nonfiction, and memories.

Developmental Editing – Polishes a masterpiece. Addresses story development, character, and structure. Reviews fiction, creative/narrative nonfiction, and memories.

Query letter review for fiction, creative/narrative nonfiction, and memories.

Screenwriting Notes – Reviews complete script (120 pages). Addresses story development, character, and structure. 

QUICK CONSULT

 

Quick consult allows writer to discuss story and goals. Cost of consult is free when first booking is scheduled within 48 hours of consultation.

Level: All

Time: 1 – 30 minute session

Cost: $25

HOURLY PEARL

A one-time appointment discussing story or answering questions about writing.

Level: All

Time: 1 – 60 minutes 

Cost: $200

 

WRITER’S BLISS PACKAGE: 3 SESSIONS

 

Three coaching sessions to discussing story or your writing.

Level: All

Time: 3 – 60 minute sessions (180 minute total)

Cost: $550

CHAMPAGNE PACKAGE: MONTHLY ACCESS

 

Serious about writing your story and creating a focused draft? The champagne package helps keep you on track and having fun!

Level: All

Time: 4 – 60 minute sessions (240 minute total). 3-month committment to lock in this rate.

Cost: $700

EDITING ASSESSMENT: First Look – Shaping Your Manuscript

 

This is a first look at your entire manuscript or screenplay. Think of this step as shaping the body of your soon-to-be masterpiece. The assessment highlights strengths and areas of improvement. It focuses on the overall story, structure, character, genre trope, consistency, and style.

Level: All

Time: 1 – 30 minute meeting

Feedback: Notes and conversation

Cost: $600

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR: Refining Your Masterpiece

 

This is a review of your entire manuscript. Think of this step as refining specifics of your masterpiece. I analyze from structure, plot, and character down to sentence structure, word selection, interiority, and point-of-view. Your target audience and theme are taken into account. Recommendations include advice on how to achieve industry standards and expectations.

Level: All

Word Count: Up to 80,000 words (additional pricing for 80,000+ words)

Time: 1 – 30 minute meeting

Feedback: Notes and conversation

Cost: $1,200

* This is not proofreading, copy editing, or checking for grammar.

QUERY REVIEW: Assessment

 

Are you struggling with writing your query?

Do you have a great story but you keep getting rejections based upon your query?

If so, query writing can be more challenging than writing an 80,000 word manuscript. The query is the appetizer for an agent, intended to entice her/him to read more. There are specific elements agents are seeking. Review assesses manuscript, intro, body, bio, comps and word count.

Level: All

Time: 1 – 30 minute meeting

Feedback: Notes and conversation

Cost: $249

SCRIPT NOTES: Feature Review

 

This is a review of your finished screenplay. Notes cover structure, characters, arc, plot, dialogue, genre, dialogue, theme, and pacing.

Level: All

Submission: Up to 120 pages

Time: 1 – 30 minute meeting

Feedback: Notes and conversation

Cost: $289

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