Take full advantage of your writing in 2021. Email Max@TheStoryFarm.org to inquire.
What is The Story Farm?
Like a personal trainer for your writing
More than just a general consultancy, The Story Farm works much like a development executive or manager would with a writer as the writer is developing multiple projects.
If you wish to work long-term with Max Timm and The Story Farm, we offer weekly, one-on-one phone calls. You must contact Max@TheStoryFarm.org in order to arrange the service and payment.
You can purchase multiple evaluations that deliver specific notes on the ongoing development of multiple projects. This would be done via the call packages. If you would like an extensive, professional and educational approach that sets weekly deadlines and gets your screenwriting career thrust into high gear, select the 6-month or 12-month weekly coaching options.
The Story Farm is the most hands-on, comprehensive development service you will find in the industry. Approved by and in association with the International Screenwriters' Association, The Story Farm is designed to help dedicated, career-oriented writers with their craft and ongoing script development (TV or Features).
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Want to know the specifics?
Brainstorming, feedback DURING your rewrite process
Thorough notes every week plus education on concept, structure, character evolution, and scene writing (long-term weekly packages)
A development consultant giving and holding you to weekly deadlines
Full Evaluation Call Packages Available
A champion for you and your projects
Plus a bunch more...
Recorded phone meetings
Marketing and Brand coaching/Entertainment Business Coaching
Adapting your novel into a screenplay (or vice versa)
Weekly online coursework to keep you on track
Of the writers currently enrolled in The Story Farm, over half of them have received options, representation, and/or won major contests in less than a year.
Please see below for pricing. To find out more and to schedule a consult to discuss your goals and how The Story Farm can work for you...
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The Story Farm Goal:
To get your material to a place that is ready for industry submission and launch your career (regardless of your experience)!
You can read reviews from fellow writers if you scroll to the bottom.
Pricing and Options:
For the long-term weekly solutions, you must inquire with email@example.com
Weekly Coaching & Professional Development (Our Core Focus)
The Anytime Call Packages
*full script evaluations OR brainstorming, outline review, logline creation, pitchbook/TV Bible development, and more on any of the calls regardless of the package. You do not need to use these calls on a weekly basis.
The 4-Pack: four calls to be used at any time within a 6-month period - $1100
The 8-Pack: eight calls to be used at any time within a 12-month period - $1800
The 12-Pack: 12 calls to be used at any time in a 12-month period - $2100
Please contact Max at firstname.lastname@example.org to review the best option for you, and find out if he's the right fit for your screenwriting career.
*Max Timm and The Story Farm does not and can not guarantee that we will get your script into the hands of producers, managers, agents, or studio executives, nor does The Story Farm claim official connection to any studio. The Story Farm will, however, promise to help you develop the very best script possible and, if/when deemed ready, will reach out to industry professionals on your behalf.
Enrolling in The Story Farm Coaching and Script Development Service
The Story Farm has been an amazing experience. Max is a fantastic coach, and always willing to push you to go that extra step so that your writing sparkles. ...Read More
The Story Farm has been an amazing experience. Max is a fantastic coach, and always willing to push you to go that extra step so that your writing sparkles. I came into the program with an idea for a story and a lifetime of bad writing habits. Max's technique whipped me into shape while helping me find the story I really wanted to tell, and guided me in working out all the details before I ever opened a copy of Final Draft. I wholeheartedly recommend this program to any writer who wishes they could make their 1st draft feel more like a 5th.Read Less
I am four months into my year of coaching with Max and it has far exceeded my (already high!) expectations. I’m amazed by how much I have learnt already and ...Read More
I am four months into my year of coaching with Max and it has far exceeded my (already high!) expectations. I’m amazed by how much I have learnt already and by how far forward my projects have moved since we began. Max is such an easy person to work with, and his insights are invaluable – he gives the perfect balance of space for you to reflect and learn for yourself, and very specific notes and suggestions on your scripts. Over the last few days I confidently tackled a huge structural rework of a script, and couldn’t believe how assured I’d become in what I was doing. Of course there’s far more to learn – and I’m looking forward to it! Max has also made a fantastic introduction to a contact of his for me, so now I have a very talented manager too, who can bring my TV work together with other parts of my IP, as I am an established fiction writer and am also venturing into the world of VR storytelling. I can’t recommend the coaching highly enough – it’s like having a personal, tailored MA in screenwriting, a talented script editor and an knowledgeable industry guide all in one!Read Less
I'm not one who needs my hand held to get through a project, but Max's style of personal coaching lets me know he's right there when I am looking for a bit m...Read More
I'm not one who needs my hand held to get through a project, but Max's style of personal coaching lets me know he's right there when I am looking for a bit more. And, the script development process with Story Farm is supportive, insightful and gets right to the heart of what is and is not working. The guidance has been invaluable.Read Less
I've been a screenwriter for 20 years (and a teacher of screenwriting for 10 of those years), and who you choose to share your screenplay with for notes is a...Read More
I've been a screenwriter for 20 years (and a teacher of screenwriting for 10 of those years), and who you choose to share your screenplay with for notes is a crucial decision, one I don't take lightly. In the wrong hands, your ideas can get crushed or worse, praised. What every writer needs is that talented person who can help take your work to the next level, no matter how far it's been developed. I've only been working with Max and The Story Farm for a few months, but I already feel like I have a champion in Max - someone who believes in my work and knows how to push me, and the work, forward.Read Less
After working with Max Timm for a few years now, I have to say my scripts have never been tighter. Rewriting which can be daunting is much easier when workin...Read More
After working with Max Timm for a few years now, I have to say my scripts have never been tighter. Rewriting which can be daunting is much easier when working with someone with such a good eye and ear for story and dialogue. Beginning a new project with his guidance, (and deadlines!) inspires me to keep moving forward with my creative pursuits. I believe with Max, I will end up with a body of work that I can shop with pride.Read Less
One of the most difficult challenges for any writer is consistent output. Writing is a muscle that grows and develops as you exercise it. The only way to do ...Read More
One of the most difficult challenges for any writer is consistent output. Writing is a muscle that grows and develops as you exercise it. The only way to do that is to keep writing and re-writing over time. I was looking for a coach who would not only help me keep up the pace by giving me deadlines and pushing me to finish projects...but I was also looking for someone to help me not get bogged down on any one area of a screenplay or story. Max is wonderful at giving me notes promptly on the scenes I submit to him. His comments are always spot-on and insightful. He helps me know if I am going in the right direction or if I am straying off the beaten path. Hiring Max is like hiring a personal trainer for your writing. You’ll get much better results than being your own coach.Read Less