Story Taming is a unique developmental editing service designed for indie authors by an indie author.
When you drop your manuscript off here at the Story Corral, the story tamer, Chase Night, will round up all the major elements of fiction--plot, characters, dialogue, theme, setting, choreography, and voice--and make sure they are all working together to tell the best possible version of your story.
What to Expect
Flexible scheduling. Creative consistency. With an annual Story Taming membership, you'll have on editor on call for every project, as well as year-round email support for all your story-related questions.
Each manuscript returns from the Story Corral with Immediate Reaction Notes in the margins to give you a sense of how your future readers might respond to your work. This is followed by a Big Picture Analysis at the end to braid all those loose IRNs into a concise and coherent plan to get your story ready for the Winner's Circle.
Turnaround time varies with workload, so it is recommended that members schedule their next edit at least 30 days in advance for optimum speed of service. Edits cannot be scheduled with less than 10 days notice.
Story Taming memberships last for one year after the date of your first manuscript submission. During that time, you can submit as many words for developmental editing as your plan allows. Should you find yourself writing more words than you expected, you can always upgrade to a larger plan by paying the difference plus a $20 upgrade fee.
THE TRAIL RIDE 100,000 words $150 per year
THE RODEO 200,000 words $300 per year
THE RACETRACK Unlimited words $450 per year
Story Taming has a few non-membership services to offer as well.
THE PONY RIDE 10,000 words $30
THE RUSTLER 90-130 page screenplay $75
THE GHOST RIDE Manuscript Rewrite $2 per page
Ready to Ride?
If you're ready to take your writing by the reins and ride your dreams into the sunset, please use the contact form below to let us know. In the comments section, be sure to tell us which of our services you're interested in, or if you're not sure yet, tell us a little about your current projects and your goals for the next year, and we can help you pick the best plan for your needs. (If the form gives you any trouble, feel free to use the email icon below, but please use the form if you can!)
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