Another writer has stepped up to share her experience from the receiving end of the story coaching experience. I suggested it to her because it presents an all-too-common situation: answering the question “what is your concept?” with a thin and/or familiar premise, rather than something conceptual.
This one thing can make the difference between publishing, or not publishing.
In fact, it’s one of the leading causes of rejection, even when the writer is competent and the story otherwise well-told. If an agent or editor is less than compelled because they’ve “been there, read that,” if the story is too familiar right out of the starting blocks, then it’s already mediocre.
And mediocre isn’t enough. It’ll kill your chances.
So dive in, see if this rings familiar, or simply rings a bell. Hope so. Click this — Case Study – Abby — to engage.
The Consequences — and the Win-Win — of over-delivery.
You’ll find there is a lot of here, and it resides at the sweet spot of the entire writing-for-publication proposition. Based on feedback, on the evoution of how I do these, I”m moving the price of my Kick-Start Conceptual Review to $50. (Note: the case study sample shows the old price, which was $35.)
And my goal will remain to over-deliver. I’m adding a “bonus question” to the Questionnaire… your choice. You’ll see that today’s case study went there, and the answer might save her a year or two of revision.
Feel free to offer your thoughts to this author here in the Comments, as well. Thanks for playing.
If you want in on this $50 level of story analysis at the concept/premise level, click HERE.
The full story plan Story Coaching Advenure Program (a longer, deeper level of Questionnaire and analysis), that remains $150… click HERE for that.