Michael Burns © 2017

What I Do

In addition to manuscript evaluation and custom coaching, I also offer a wide range of services to fiction and non-fiction authors looking to improve their work in general. My one-on-one consultations take place in person, over the phone, and via Skype. My in-person classes and workshops come in all lengths, shapes, and sizes but have one central thing in common: I make understanding and developing your story building skills fun. I take this work very seriously, but there's no reason we can't have a great time too.

FOR ALL WRITERS
FOR BOOK AUTHORS
CONSULTATION & CUSTOM ADVICE
10 WEEK BOOT CAMP
FOR EVERYONE
IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

Let's start with an evaluation of your idea, outline, or manuscript. After that, we'll work together to make your dream a reality.

Message me here to get started or to ask any questions that you might have.

The 10-Week Boot Camp is a program that you and I undertake to get your book's manuscript written in just over two months.

Message me here to get started or to ask any questions that you might have.

I conduct in-person workshops on many subjects including character/plot design and the universal story structure. Inquire about a custom class for your organization here

Find out about my upcoming schedule here.

FOR ALL PRESENTERS
EDITING AND EVALUATION

I do developmental, structural, and copy editing in addition to manuscript evaluation and story coaching. For full pricing information for this work (and oral storytelling/TED talk advice) contact me through this website and request prices.

 

Looking forward to working with you.

FOR ALL WRITERS
THE 4 CORE CONCEPTS (PDF)

I've distilled down the four most common mistakes that even experienced writers make in their story design. Not only will you learn what these four are, but how to avoid them in this clear and concise primer on how to create unforgettable stories.

 

More info or order this pdf here.

FOR ALL WRITERS
CHARACTER DESIGN (PDF)

Learn how to identify, shape, and come up with full, dynamic, 3-D characters that drive an entire story forward. This document outlines the tactics and strategies that will change your character creation process forever by detailing the four most important priorities.

 

More info or order this pdf here.