Coaching, Mentoring, and Story Development for Writers

What Is The Story Farm?

Weekly Support

With pre-scheduled weekly one-on-one phone calls with your coach, deadlines to hit, assignments to help you plan your writing sessions, and thorough notes on the ongoing development of multiple projects, you will receive the most hands-on, comprehensive development service in the industry that is designed specifically to help dedicated, career-oriented writers for the long-term. We're like a personal trainer for your writing (only much less expensive). Sign up for 12, 6, or 3 months, depending on your needs and budget.

Community

Approved by and in association with the International Screenwriters' Assoc (ISA), we provide writers access to the largest resource in the business. Like a constantly expanding reservoir of information, we provide free online coursework, info on approved writing contests, podcasts, exclusive industry interviews and insightful coaching videos, access to writing gigs and industry professionals, live networking events in select cities and so much more. You have a home at The Story Farm!

Success

We can help our writers submit their projects to industry professionals. Script options or purchases, or even representation, are not guaranteed, though The Story Farm does guarantee thorough support and guidance where education and specific project development is concerned. Of the writers currently enrolled, over half have received script options, representation, and/or won major contests (in less than a year), and we want to help you achieve the same success.

Available Programs

One Year of Weekly Support

$349/month x 12 months or $3699 if paid in full (save $489)

Six Months of Weekly Support

$399/month x 6 months or $2149 if paid in full (save $195)

Three Months of Weekly Support

$419/month x 3 months or $1159 if paid in full (save $98)

Need Direction? You're In The Right Place

The Right Fit

We're looking for any writers who are dedicated to their long term careers, whether you've never written a screenplay before, or you're an industry veteran looking for ongoing support. We can and do work with writers who have only one screenplay they intend to finish and polish, but it is suggested that you prepare for longevity if you intend to find success in this business. We can help! We also work with novelists who want to adapt their book into script form, even if you've never written a screenplay before.

How It Works

Designed by 15-year industry veteran screenplay writing consultant, author, and the ISA's Director of Education & Outreach, Max Timm, The Story Farm provides weekly calls, assignments, deadlines, notes and script evaluations that help you brainstorm, outline, and build your stories throughout the initial conception of the story idea, or during your rewrite process if you've already written the script (or book or any other source material). We offer the foundations of screenwriting education, plus extensive creative support.


What You Get

Thorough notes every week no matter where you are in the development process. Your coach will give you weekly assignments and hold you to weekly deadlines. Once you are finished with the script, you get a whole new set of notes on the finished product. You then start a new project, and the cycle of support and development continues. You also receive weekly online coursework and lectures that help keep you on track and provide educational content to keep that creativity flowing.

Additional Benefits

Along with your enrollment in The Story Farm, you also get free access to the ISA's Connect Plus membership which provides an unprecedented amount of educational resources to its members, from exclusive video interviews with industry professionals, educational and inspiring videos from all Story Farm coaches, entry into an annual screenplay contest for Connect Plus members only, and a bunch more. As a Story Farm writer, you are receiving the most bang for your buck than any other consulting service around.

The Story Farm Goal

To get your material to a place that is ready for industry submission, and launch your career (regardless of your experience). You can work on as many projects as you wish during the duration of the service, but it is The Story Farm's intent to get a writer to finish four projects in one year or 12 months, including rewrites. We believe if you have at least ten hours per week to dedicate to your writing, we can help you develop multiple projects quickly and effectively.

Success Stories

The response we've received since launching The Story Farm in October of 2016 has been so wonderful and inspiring that our staff has been beaming with pride all year. Success stories continue to come in, from script options, to major contest wins, A-list attachments to material, and writers landing an agent or manager, the successes keep stacking up and we love it. We can't wait to help you create your own personal success.

Ready To Start?

Email Us! We can arrange a phone call to help answer any and all questions and decide on which support option is right for you. Until then, ask us anything!

If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to email Max Timm, the founder and creator of The Story Farm. Max@TheStoryFarm.org

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