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When Theme Smothers Premise — A Case Study

Today’s title pretty much sums what I want you to notice–and learn from–in this case study, taken from my Concept/Premise Level Analysis service.

I’d lecture here about the risk of too much thematic emphasis, but that’s already in my feedback, for your enlightenment.

Read it here: July 16 case study

Anxious to see what you think.  Feel free to chip in your feedback, this author volunteered these answers not only so you might gain something, as she did… but also, so that she might benefit from more eyes and brains on the same story.


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Let Art Holcomb Fix Your Procrastination Problem

If you’ve been here a while, you know about Art Holcomb.  Accomplished writer, teacher, and in my opinion, one of the brightest minds in the writing/mentoring game out there.

You also know me.  Short of recommending books, I don’t do a lot of endorsing. I absolutely don’t do any affiliate promotional deals.

So today’s post isn’t so much an endorsement – which I would give to Art in a heartbeat – as it is the sharing of an opportunity to learn from one of the Masters, with a focus on the one thing most of us struggle with no matter how long we’ve been at it.

Read below to learn more about Art’s upcoming teleseminar (which launches June 20th), for which he’s graciously extended a discount to Storyfix readers.  Here’s how it works, and it’s simple: email Art at aholcomb07@gmail.comtell him you’re a Storyfix reader.  He’ll arrange a (roughly) 25% discount on the fee for the teleseminar, down to $37.

As you’ll see below, the regular price will b e $79 after June 10th, so act now.

Also notice that this discount is actually greater than the one he’s offering for early enrollment elsewhere.  It’s worth every penny of that regular $79 price, so this $47 deal is amazing.  But you’ll need to mention in your email to Art to land it.

Here’s Art’s own promotional announcement for this terrific opportunity.


Here’s a truth of your life:  You are not anywhere near where you REALLY want to be with your writing.

You know it.

I know it.

You are not putting in the time you need to make your work exception – and it bothers you because you do not know why.

Ask yourself: Am I getting my writing finished? Is there something that’s keeping me from the keyboard? Do I feel guilty sometimes because I’m not making the headway that I know I should be making with my writing?

What’s really holding me back?

You’re not alone.  I work with professional writers every day in my private practice – and they can have the same problem: the real world is constantly intruding on our lives.  It’s hard to find the time or the peace and quiet and sometimes getting the words out and on to the page is like pulling teeth.

I’ve learned that truly everyone goes through this – and I mean EVERYONE – at some point in their life.  I work with professional writers everyday who have faced these same struggles – writers whose income and livelihood DEPEND on their ability to produce . It can be one of the most serious hurdles any writer can face.

But it doesn’t have to be so hard.

There is a way out.  A way that can make writing easier again – the way it was in the beginning.

What you need is a new approach to the work, a new way of looking at your talent and skills that can give you the confidence to move forward.

My career is built around helping professional writers succeed and I’ve helped over 300 professional screenwriters and novelists over my career get back on track.  People who make a good living as writers.  They can literally not afford to let fear and procrastination affect them – and neither can you.

The same techniques they use can help you too.

I’ve put together a teleseminar on eliminating procrastination and the fears that writers face.  It’s entitled:PROCRASTINATION – How to Defeat it Forever!

In it, we’ll cover:

  • The Journey that every writer makes through their career.
  • Every possible reason that you may have to procrastinate – and a way to break through each of them.
  • How to make sure you’re able everyday to hit the ground running.
  • The truth about Writer’s Block and how to eliminate if from your life forever.
  • The three techniques professionals use to create quality work quickly.
  • The realityabout the fear you may be facing – what it really is and how you can turn it from problem to motivating asset.

Procrastination a real problem  And it’s impossible to be a successful writer without facing this issue head on.  I have shown my working screenwriters and novelists how to eliminate it from their lives –  and I will show you how the very same techniques can work for you.

The seminar will be launched on June 20th and would normally be $79 – but for the next week, I’m making it available to you for just $47 – if you sign up by June 10th.

Here’s what some of my clients have said about the seminar.

Art’s techniques got me from dreading my writing to making it the greatest thing I do all day.  I finally got my novel finished and I’ll be able to do my next one in half the time. – Peter R.

I was amazed!  By just facing some truths and learning more about who I am as a writer, I found my output increase three fold. – Sheila B

I didn’t think anything would get me back to my writing, I just couldn’t finish anything.  But Art showed me where I had strayed of coarse and now my writing is getting finished and I’m starting new projects.  Thanks so much, Art!” – Peter W.

The teleseminar can be available to you at anytime through your computer or phone – to listen to whenever you need the boost, And the special price of $47 means that you can get your writing back on track – you can feel the joy of writing once more – for less than the price of dinner out for two.

Signing up is easy – Just email me at that you want to join and I’ll send you all the details.

It’s a small price to pay to change the way you write forever.

Make a difference in your own life today.  Become the writer you know you can be.

Take this small step into a much bigger world.  Join us today.



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