“The best story breaker I’ve ever met! My book and I are so glad I hired you!”
– Carrey Lolan
If your script wasn’t chosen for a live Storybreaking during Story Breaker Mondays, or you can’t join us another night, or reach out directly to Trai for a personal one-hour Storybreaking session. One hour of intensive story development to get you ready to write!
For more info on how Story Breaking works, go to the Workshop page.
Send in your screenplay or manuscript (fiction or nonfiction) and you’ll get 4-6 pages of notes that looks closely at your character development, narrative style, dialogue, scene and story structure, and make suggestions for what can be improved upon.
At the end of this analysis, you’ll not only see your manuscript with the clarity of a trained pro, you’ll see exactly how you can improve it.
MANUSCRIPT (UP TO 400 PAGES): $675
EACH ADDITIONAL 100 PAGES is $100
SCREENPLAY OR BOOK PROPOSAL + 3 CHAPTERS (UP TO 130 PAGES): $225
TELEPLAY 1/2 Hour: $125
TELEPLAY 1 Hour: $175
Send in your screenplay or manuscript (fiction or nonfiction) and you’ll get 15-20 pages of notes, including invaluable on-page editorial notes.
For newer writers, Page Notes are like getting your own master writing class! The objective is to educate and elevate: you’ll learn a ton about the craft, but you’ll also learn about your own personal style.
For every writer, Page Notes shows you how to take a quantum leap forward for your next draft.
MANUSCRIPT (UP TO 400 PAGES): $975
EACH ADDITIONAL 100 PAGES is $100
SCREENPLAY OR BOOK PROPOSAL + 3 CHAPTERS (UP TO 130 PAGES): $350
TELEPLAY 1/2 Hour: $175
TELEPLAY 1 Hour: $250
For clients who would like guidance as they write, Craftwrite offers hourly consulting. Whether it’s evaluating pages, revisions, or storybreaking, you’ll get the input you need to keep moving forward.
HOURLY RATE: $55
Building a bridge between the artistic sensibility and the administrative, strategic one is just what CraftWrite specializes in! Trai has been helping creative people build a solid foundation for their businesses for 20 years.
Whether you’re just ready to organize your creative projects and services into a business you can easily run or your company is ready to implement new ideas and strategic thinking, CraftWrite can help you create the platform, fine tune the identity, and write the roadmap.
CraftWrite will partner with you in creating a viable, practical Business Plan, one specially tailored to make your project or services, anticipate barriers to entry, and organize the Big Picture into actionable steps.
If you or your company is looking to reach buyers, CraftWrite will help you:
• Evaluate the Marketplace
• Target desirable buyers and their wants and needs
• Create opportunities for audience development, community outreach and cross-promotions
• Enhance your presence in the marketplace by developing your identity as well as your product/service.
• Look to the future, and create a viable project list that will grow your brand in a manageable way
We’ll explore options for the following:
• Branding, Business Plan, and Mission Statement
• Market placement, demographics & comparables
• Marketing Materials and Campaign Design
• Budgeting! Financials!
• Roadmap Next Steps — what needs to be done when for an exceptional launch
Hourly rate: $55
MARKETING SUBMISSION PLAN FOR WRITERS
Many writers complete the best possible version of their screenplay, novel or non-fiction proposal, but aren’t certain what the next step is. Let CraftWrite’s professional experience and insight help you get your work to the right people.
While CraftWrite is not a representation service and cannot submit the work on your behalf, you will be provided with a targeted list of ideal submission destinations. Included will be:
• An overview of the process of submitting to Hollywood or the traditional publishing world
• Partnering with you on your pitch and query letter
• A list of 20 agencies and 20 production companies/publishers who are ideal matches for your material
SYNOPSIS, TREATMENTS, AND SCRIPTS
Think you might need some help to create the best possible Sales Materials for your book or script? Trai can read materials and generate a compelling, sales-friendly, and professional 2-page Synopsis for you!
BOOK SYNOPSIS: $600
SCRIPT (FILM OR TV) SYNOPSIS: $300
Treatments are tricky. A good one needs to tell the whole story of your book or film in just 10-12 pages, and it needs to do it in a way that blows the mind of the read. It needs to capture tone, plot, character, and all the reasons why the reader would want to take that story to the next level. But what if you aren’t sure about these elements? Trai can either adapt a book into a film treatment, or help a writer of any genre develop and then compose a treatment ready to fly out the door.
BOOK ADAPTATION TREATMENT: $1500
SCRIPT / NOVEL / NONFICTION TREATMENT: $700
Got a story you’re dying to see on screen or in a novel, but aren’t much of a writer yourself? Trai is for hire as either a screenwriter or a ghost writer.
SCREENWRITER: $5000 – $15,000 (deferred until full budget is raised)
NOVEL / NON-FICTION GHOST WRITER: $5000 – $20,000
To inquire about Craftwrite’s services or to engage Trai Cartwright for a workshop, please go to our Contact Page.