Winner! Structural Analysis Report Giveaway

Structural Analysis Report GiveawayCongratulations to Simon Lenthen, the winner of our Structural Analysis Report Giveaway!

Simon’s winning elevator pitch is: “Winslow Woodburn has been punished with a seven layer curse which he can only remove one layer at a time, but he doesn’t know it.”

We received a fantastic range of entries, but Simon intrigued us the most with just enough information about the story and what it might entail to demand further attention – just what an elevator pitch should do!

Congratulations Simon!

Structural Analysis Report Giveaway

Structural Analysis Report GiveawayCreative Manuscript Services is giving a Structural Analysis Report to one lucky writer!

This report normally costs $550.00.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is:

  • intrigue us with your best one-sentence summary, premise, logline, elevator pitch (or whatever else you want to call it). Yes, just one sentence. Anything longer will be disqualified. Here’s a post on how to do that well.
  • subscribe to receive email updates to this blog by entering your email address in any subscribe box on this site
  • allow us to use the report as an example to promote Creative Manuscript Services (we’ll be happy to remove anything that would identify you)
  • provide a detailed outline if you win.

That’s it.

If your one-liner is strong enough to grab our attention and we choose your story to receive the free report, you’ll need to provide a complete outline or synopsis within seven days (so get started early if you don’t already have one).

Pretty simple, huh?

The outline should be as detailed as possible, including all the main:

  • plot points
  • sub-stories
  • emotional arcs
  • character arcs, etc.

For structural purposes, you’ll also need to identify where the Beginning (obvious, but put it in anyway), Middle and End start.

Just remember that your outline is a tool for writing, not necessarily a sales pitch, and needs to reflect the novel in detail from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve written the story or not.

Just in case you don’t have an outline prepared, we’re giving you plenty of time to complete one (a useful exercise regardless of whether you win the report or not).

Your outline should be at least a few pages long using a standard 12 point font, but up to 20 pages is fine. If you send the entire novel or anything longer than 20 pages (unless there’s tonnes of white space and you query first) we’ll file it in the round file and award the report to someone else.

The same goes for incomplete outlines. It’s a full report, not a partial.

If your story is several books long, add a one-sentence summary to your outline for each sequel (optional).

And that’s it.

Enter your one-liner below along with your name and email address so we can contact you if you win (and confirm whether you’ve subscribed). Once you’ve done that, start working on your outline. Easy.

The winner will be announced here in early May. Only one entry per person is allowed.

*All one-liners will be treated confidentially. Nobody else will see yours without your permission.

Find out more about Creative Manuscript Services on our Testimonials Page.

February Special

CMS - Try us out!During February you get a chance to try Creative Manuscript Services out for free.

Send us the opening scene of your novel and we’ll create a tailored report just for you.

You’ll get an in-depth analysis of your novel’s opening scene, including:

  • a break-down of the scene’s goals and whether they’re being met
  • an appraisal of the scene’s contribution to the broader story
  • notes on style, grammar, voice, tone, point of view, etc.
  • suggestions for improving your scene, if applicable.

Follow this link to the form and submit your scene.

January Special – half price mentoring

CMS January Special image with feather logoTo celebrate the new year, we’re offering half price mentoring services.

Normally valued at $1250, if you get in before the end of the month you’ll receive the same service for just $625.

Even better than that, be one of the first two people to sign up and you’ll get an extra $100 off – that’s a total saving of $725.

We’ll even add a guarantee: if you’re not totally happy with the service for any reason, let us know within seven days and we’ll give you your money back. No questions asked.

That means there’s absolutely no-risk. We want you to be completely happy that you’re getting the best service for the best price.

Find out more about our mentoring services.

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