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Structural Diagnostic

A Structural Diagnostic is designed if you’ve written a draft and want to know if it works.

The Structural Diagnostic will specify structural problems and also provide specific and actionable solutions for you to take away and work on. I can show you how to create a story you’re proud of through a Story Grid Diagnostic.

Here is what you get when you invest in a Structural Diagnostic:

  • The 6 Core Question Analysis. I will read your manuscript and apply the Story Grid 6 Core Question Analysis to your work. This is a deep dive into your manuscript, analysing what works and what doesn’t work.

  • A One-Hour Phone Consultation. We will talk one-on-one, discussing your questions and my analysis of your story. You’ll leave the call with a clearer global, big-picture view of your manuscript and its genre.

  • A Spreadsheet of Your First Five Scenes. I will provide a full work-up of the first five scenes of your manuscript. This will give you a black-and-white, close-up view of which scenes are working and which aren’t—and why.

  • Next Steps Recommendation Letter. Every writer is at a different place in his or her journey. I will provide suggested next steps you can take to level up as a writer. This will include specific homework to help improve your skills and your manuscript

  • Masterworks of the Genre Recommendations and Additional Resources. Throughout the Structural Diagnostic process, I will help you identify and refine your genre choice. Once that’s done, I will provide a list of Masterworks to study along with the Genre Cheat Sheet for your genre.

I promise that at the end of this process, you’ll have a clear understanding of the level of your current manuscript and the best steps you can take to move forward.


40000  –   60,000 words - AUD $1,000

60,000  –  80,000 words - AUD $1,200

80,000  –  100,000 words - AUD $1,800

100,000 –  120,000 words - AUD $2,300

All of this will be delivered within 30 days. If you’d like my help click below to...

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