Free Scene Edit

If you are interested in hiring me to edit your manuscript, I offer a free scene analysis (up to 3000 words) to include a 30 minutes video call to discuss my analysis with you and talk about your manuscript. We’ll briefly discuss the controlling idea of your work and the wants and needs of your characters to make sure I understand what your novel is about. Finally, we’ll discuss which editing options might work best for you.

How Does it Work?

Head over to my contact page, write me an email and send me the scene you want me to analyze (up to 3000 words). I’ll use the Story Grid 5 Commandments to give you feedback on your scene:

  • Inciting Incident
  • Progressive Complication/ Turning Point
  • Crisis
  • Climax
  • Resolution

I’ll send you scene back to you in a word document with any comments I might have and I’ll send the Story Grid analysis back to you in an excel document. Then we’ll set up a time for a 30 minute consult session about your scene and if I’m a correct fit to edit your manuscript further.

It’s that easy!

More Story Analysis

If you want to see more applications of the Story Grid methodology, below are links to my analysis of various novels and television shows in blog posts and podcasts:

Story Grid Showrunners Podcast – Parul, Melanie, and I analyze hit TV series using the Story Grid methodology.

My blog posts analyzing other Television series – my person take using the Story grid 5 Commandments to look at my favorite TV series – Jack Ryan, Batgirl, For All Mankind, Hanna, and more.

Novel analysis – I analyze some of my favorite books using the Story Grid 5 Commandments and 6 core questions – First Blood, Old Man’s War, Waylander, and more to come!

Story Grid Book

If you want to learn more about writing a story using the Story Grid methodology, go to the Story Grid Webpage to find free videos and articles on how to implement the methodology.

These articles contain information about the 5 Commandments of Storytelling and the Editor’s 6 Core Questions from the book The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne. They also give details on obligatory scenes and conventions for specific genres, such as the thriller, love story, war story, crime story, and more.

For an example of how these techniques are used, read Jane Austin’s The Pride and the Prejudice with annotations by Shawn Coyne.

Editing Services

If you are interested in hiring me to edit your manuscript or if you need help writing a novel, check out my editing services. Also, see my Testimonials page for comments from previous clients.


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