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Screenplay Development Notes

At a Glance

  • Screenplay analysis from experienced readers
  • Provides specific points of action to improve your script and take it to a saleable level
  • Receive a comprehensive package reflective of current Industry-standard practices
Click here to download a sample set of Development Notes

The Writers Store Screenplay Development Notes have moved to our new service ScriptXpert Screenplay and Television Coverage. Please click here to place your order.

"As a professional screenwriter, I rarely, if ever, receive the kind of extensive feedback offered in these notes. The detail and scrutiny are well appreciated. I also teach graduate level screenwriting, and in the past, have not known how to respond when students have asked about submitting their work for this kind of critique. I will now feel confident in sharing my very positive experience and will not be reticent in suggesting that your service may prove very helpful."– Jeanne Rosenberg (Screenwriter, The Black StallionWhite Fang)

Polish your screenplay with a professional analysis!

You've passed your script around to your buddies. You've let your mom take a look at it. Maybe you've even brought it to a writer's group. While feedback from friends and family is great, it simply can't compare to an unbiased critique from a seasoned professional.

Discover the difference an expert reading of your script makes with Screenplay Development Notes, directly from readers currently working in the Industry!

Honest and insightful, our readers have years of experience working for high-profile producers, production companies and screenwriting contests, and are trained to spot exactly what the studios seek in a spec script.

With our Screenplay Development Notes, you get invaluable feedback on your Feature Film, Movie-of-the-Week or Television script, in a format that mirrors the same process occurring in the studio ranks.

Plus, we have numbers of satisfied screenwriters who are more than happy to talk about their experiences with our Screenplay Development Notes and Story Coach services. Check out our testimonials page to see what your fellow writers have to say.

The comprehensive Development Notes package includes:

  • A graph-based Emotional Response chart
  • 8 pages of detailed notes on Premise, Plot Structure, Pacing, Characters, Dialogue and Marketability
  • A rating on the "Pass, Consider, or Recommend" scale
  • An Industry-standard logline
  • A one-page synopsis to use as a "leave behind" when you get that all-important pitch meeting

To really get your script in fighting shape, add one-on-one Screenwriting Coaching from the Story Specialists to your order to put the feedback you get from our studio readers into action. 

With this package, available to add to your cart at right, you get Development Notes from a professional reader, then the opportunity to take these notes and your script to one of our Story Specialists, who will go over the reader’s input with you, and help you fix your script and get it to a saleable level.

To get started simply:

  • Add this item to your cart (and the Screenwriting Coaching from the Story Specialists, if desired) and proceed through checkout.
  • Read the document titled “Important-Instructions-Regarding-Your-Development-Notes”, which will be presented on the Order Completion page. You may also access this document from your Order History page within your account.
  • Send your project to our team for an expert analysis.
  • This process typically takes our team 10 to 14 days to complete your notes

Creative Screenwriting magazine gives The Writers Store's Development Notes a perfect 5.0 score in their Independent Survey.

Confidentiality
All employees of The Writers Store, Inc. have signed a stringent and comprehensive non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement. You can rest assured that your material and conversations will not be shared with anyone.

As an additional measure of protection for both you and your Story Specialist we highly recommend registering your work with The Writers Guild of America and/or the U.S. Copyright office.

If you have any questions, please call a Story Specialist at 800 272-8927.

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Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.