Storyfix 2.0 – Welcome to the Relaunch!

A killer new design.

Enhanced Story Coaching programs.

Bigger, better, career-making content.

Welcome to my little Open House.  Sorry about the cookies and punch, couldn’t find a way to get them into WordPress without consulting a magician.

Read on for a few juicy discounts on story coaching to help ring in the new year with the new Storyfix.

If you’re new here, you may not notice or appreciate how different things look.  A spanking new banner that changes every few seconds.  A clean layout that separates my services and my books into sidebars, with a more robust center layout for posts.

Many thanks to Joel and Jeremy at Spinhead Web Design for their genius, skill, commitment and generous spirit.  Free story coaching for life, guys!

About those posts… expect deeper content, more author interviews, strategic guest posts (including more from Art Holcomb, resident professor and friend) even more story deconstructions, an easier-to-find Search bar (also upper right), as well as reviews of all things writerly we should be paying attention to.

One of my goals is to expand the readership this year, so if you’re a regular and would like to help, please point your writer friends here.  They can sign up by clicking the Feedburner logo (upper right) to receive these posts via email.

What’s new in the Story Coaching corner?

Plenty.  I’ve overhauled my story coaching programs to deliver even more value for the dollar.  Three levels of service are available to help you meet your specific needs, no matter where you are in the story development process.

Introducing the $49 Quick Hit Concept Review. Your story’ s concept and how it folds into your premise is the most empowering thing you can do in the development of a story.  I’d say over half of the manuscripts-in-development that I see suffer from deal-killing compromise at the concept/premise level.  The whole storytelling ballgame depends on getting this right… and you can see where you are for less money than a couple orders of nachos and a few beers.

The Newly Enhanced Full Story Plan Analysis, now $245. The Questionnaire that drives this is more focused and cuts deeper, with criteria given for your answers that become, in effect, a writing workshop in their own right.  Make sure you’ve nailed the Six Core Competencies and that your Story Physics are strong… this program will tell you.

You can add First Quartile pages, too.  If the setup of your story doesn’t work, it doesn’t matter how well you’ve written the rest.  The combination of the Story Plan Analysis (which is included) and an evaluation of your Part 1/Act 1 pages ensures you’re in the hunt for publishing deal and/or readers for your self-published project. (See the drop-down menu for pricing with this option, in the left sidebar.)

The Full Manuscript Analysis… which includes the Story Plan Analysis.  Still priced at an eye-popping $1800, a fee I urge you to shop around, because I know you’ll return to see how your story aligns with the principles of the Six Core Competencies and the six Realms of Story Physics, and how the whole thing plays within your narrative strategy.

Screenplays evaluated for $950 (write me directly if this is you… there’s a special Questionnaire for screenwriters).

Let’s celebrate the relaunch with a few discounts!

To kick off the year I’m offering some great deals for writers who want 2015 to be their year.

Like, 25% off of the Full Story Plan through January, limited to the first 20 writers who opt-in (via Payment through Paypal).  Don’t use the Paypal buttons on the site for this (those who don’t read the posts will miss out… but you’re here, so don‘t)… either do the math and process your payment directly through your Paypal account to (discount not applicable for the $50 Rush fee), or if math isn’t your thing -hint: it’s $183.75 – ask me to bill you to grab this one (the Paypal buttons on the site reflect the normal fee structure).  Discount applies to the “add 1st Quartile pages” option, as well… you’ll really like that math.

Or, opt-in for a Full Manuscript Analysis now (which secures a spot for you anytime during 2015 – just submit when you’re ready, allowing you time to continue to work on your project… at a 25% discount, or $1350… savings of $450! (Price goes back to $1800 after January 31, 2015.)

Is your completed manuscript ready to submit now?  I will accept the first three projects paid and submitted to me in January at a whopping 33% off, or only $1200!  Use Paypal or email me to request billing.

In a Critique or Writing Group?

Send me five projects and I’ll give you a sixth for free for any level (including pages) except the Full Manuscript Analysis (apply this multiplier for as many projects as you’d like, even if its in the dozens… more math required in that case – example 25 projects would include an additional five at no cost) at the January discounted price.

This 6-for-5 offer remains on the table during the entire year for your group, but at the regular fee structure after January.  Send details via email, including the addresses of your participating writers, at the time of enrollment.

Come February it will be Story Coaching business as usual, so grab your deal now and make this the year you find your story, find your voice (in that order) and find your way toward getting your manuscript into the hunt for an agent, a publisher or a whole bunch of online readers.

Thanks for visiting today.  New context soon, so please check back.  If you have comments on the new site I’m all ears, use the form below.

No go write something amazing!




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24 Responses to Storyfix 2.0 – Welcome to the Relaunch!

  1. Awesome new site design, Larry. Looks goooood!

  2. Robert Jones


    Love the new look. Sorry I haven’t been on doing my usual babble over the past couple of weeks, but life has been busy and filled with surprises not entirely pleasant. That’s life sometimes. Hoping to get settled back in for some of the new SF content soon and make 2015 a great year all around!

  3. Congrats! The new site looks awesome!

  4. The new look is amazing!

  5. Thanks ever so much for the shout-out, Larry.

    Trust me, I’m all over the free story coaching. And I love that you’ve introduced something way more elementary. I think many writers aren’t sure where to even start getting help with their work, and something this inexpensive makes the decision easier.

  6. I love the new design! Congrats!

  7. Looks great! Sharing with some friends.

  8. henya

    Tried to leave a message here once…not showing up.
    So here it is again…
    Love…love…love the new look.

  9. Ooh; that’s not good, henya. We’ll check into that.

    But so glad you like it. Larry worked hard with our design specialist Jeremy. Between them, I think they nailed it, eh?

  10. Great new site Larry! Congratulations. Looks like 2015 is going to rock for you.

  11. JS

    Larry (and others) – which bok do you recommend a person read first? Story Physics? Or Story Engineering?

    • I’d recommend Story Engineering first because it lays the groundwork Story Physics builds on.

      • @JS – I agree with Joel. If the whole enchilada of structure-driven story architecture is new to you, or you doubt it, or suspect it but haven’t wrapped your head around it, then yes, “Story Engineering” is the better launch pad. It references story forces as the outcome and rationale, but the focus is on the mechanics of storytelling.

        If you’re comfortable with all that, yet seek a deeper dive into what makes a story really soar, and why, then “Story Physics” is your book. There’s a review of those mechanics there, but this breaks down the essences of the reading experience into accessible focuses for writers.

        Thanks for your interesting in my work, let me know if I can help you in any way. L.

  12. Great look to the new web site design and new offerings! Thank you for all you do for us, Larry.

  13. Congrats! Great new look, great timeless advice!

  14. Jason Waskiewicz

    I like the new look, and I appreciate the amount of work it takes to make it work.

    I keep coming back here because, despite any criticisms I may have made, there is a lot of wisdom in your writing and you really are improving my work.

  15. Pamela Moriarty

    Wow! What a great new site, full of movement and color. I didn’t know where to look first. Took my time and absorbed all of it. Made me smile! Congrats to you and your web designers and, as Elizabeth says, thanks for all you do for us!

  16. I love your new site, Larry! Just wanted to let you know your ‘contact’ button isn’t working.

  17. Great new look, Larry.
    Stuff easier to find is a plus.
    Keep up the good work.

    dave 😉

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  19. Hi Larry,

    Just visiting and I see that you have a beautiful new website. Congratulations!

    Cheers, Heidi.