I’m Karel Segers, and I run The Story Doctor.
Before picking your service, you will probably want to know:
- how long this is going to take;
- what feedback to expect
- how useful the feedback will be.
Screenwriting is hard, and the industry is tough. Competition is fierce, and the path to Hollywood is paved with failures and wannabes. Don’t be one of those.
When you seek feedback on your work, you want it from someone who has at least one, and preferably both feet, firmly in the industry.
Useful advice takes real-world experience, and reading a story and considering it from a professional perspective takes time.
Sure, you can get notes from a junior reader at a screenwriting contest for little or no money. We are not that cheap option.
We don’t swear by any of the how-to books, but we have read them all. Whether you read Snyder, McKee, or Campbell, you’ll find value in our script reports.
Our feedback does not check whether you follow any rules – other than basic script format – but we will tell you if/how the story works for us, and if it doesn’t: why not.
We pride ourselves on giving actionable notes
Our regular turnaround time is 15 business days – or three weeks. You can jump the queue if you are in a hurry. Check the extras.
Our fees are a little above average, so if you’re strapped for cash, here is a smart way to make your money go a little further –
Don’t have your script reviewed.
Yes, you’ve spent considerable time writing that script, and you’re keen to get some feedback, but you’ll have to trust me on this one.
Get a Story Diagnosis based on your 1-page synopsis instead.
Save everyone’s time and your money by looking at the story first.
You can get written notes from my team, then hop on Zoom if you’d like a one-hour discussion with me to discuss your options.
You can also hire me to do all the work, and we’ll have a 2-hour story and script conference over Zoom. If the project is critical to you, this may be your most effective option. Afterwards, you can re-watch our conversation, and read a transcript.
More questions? Just shoot me an email.