To step into your power, embrace your unique voice, and create authentic stories.
The world is waiting for you!
...hitching a ride on the back of other mindless thoughts and forcing its way into the forefront of your vision --
The character that needs a voice, the story that is dying to be told, that one vivid scene that you just can’t shake.
It’s an idea that has been pestering you like a younger sibling vying for attention. But you brush it off...again.
The creative muse strikes at all hours and at the most inconvenient times.
If this awesome idea is swooping in, then it’s because it wants to come through you, in your authentic voice.
Those thoughts are dying to be released and transformed into a clear, concise and powerful story that will dazzle any executive or publisher.
Storytelling is not for the faint of heart.
It can be a brutal journey.
I’m here to help!
"I literally knew nothing about screenwriting before I met Sandy. I had a passion for story-telling and a gluttonous desire to learn, but I never thought it would go anywhere for me. Sandy has a gift in seeing the story you’re trying to write and giving you the key tools you need to see it for yourself. She was the only person I sought notes from when applying to the Warner Bros TV Writers Program and because of her incredible insight, I got in! She’s the only person I’ve ever encountered who doesn’t give notes to feed her own ego, she gives them to ignite the project. You and your masterpiece are in the best hands with Sandy Comstock!”
The pacing is off, the characters aren’t connecting, the drama fizzles like a campfire doused in water.
When the fire is out, no one stays to watch the lifeless coals.
In this burgeoning age of digital streaming platforms and online self-publishing options, the markets are being flooded with content.
EVERYONE is dying to write their memoir or create the next Game of Thrones. The odds of success are not in your favor. And when you go in to pitch your script you've already lost the game before you've even started and you don't know why.
That, my friends, is the cold, hard truth.
If the cards are undoubtedly stacked against you, then how can you increase the possibility of selling your pilot, nabbing a producer for your film, or hooking a bonafide publisher for your book trilogy?
Storytelling is personal.
It’s raw truth and vulnerability.
It is the brilliant synergetic balance of truth (heart) and technicality (bones). As you set the structure and dive into the story, you are simultaneously exploring a new depth in yourself.
To create a gripping narrative arc that reader’s won’t be able to tear away from, you’re required to go DEEP into the human experience, excavate the layers of complex emotion, and honestly portray what you discover.
Like I said, storytelling is not for the faint of heart.
The market is saturated.
To rise above and set yourself apart from the masses, your story needs to be more...
...more captivating, more compelling, more magical, more relevant, more unforgettable.
It needs to be the cream in an enormous vat of mediocre milk.
It needs to be marketable.
This is where I come in. I'm the ultimate insider.
Today, I work on international, big-budget marketing campaigns at Warner Bros. for films like Fantastic Beasts, Wonder Woman, and Lego Movie 2.
I know what makes a successful film and what makes a flop.
Prior to that, I was a dedicated writer, dutifully putting my Screenwriting degree to use.
As a writer, I have been where you are. I have stifled my creative flow, battled writer's block, second guessed myself, and toiled endlessly over the same scene. It was shitty and soul-crushing.
I discovered yoga, which turned out to be my gateway drug to meditation, and that was only a pit stop before finding myself on an intense spiritual path. Through it all, I acquired tangible tools and resources that helped tear down the barriers around my creative process.
Tips and tricks that I'm dying to share.
Whether you are at the beginning stages of an outline or frozen by writers block or need personalized notes on a finished project, sessions are tailored to meet you exactly where you're at!
As you dive deep into the story (and yourself) to extract universal human experiences, you'll evolve past any internal blocks and enter your ultimate creative flow.
You'll receive honest, detailed feedback that tackles emotional truth and technical elements, aimed at propelling your story to the next level, making it irresistible producers and publishers alike.
At the end of this process, you'll have a dynamic, marketable script/novel, as well as insights on how to best position and execute your pitch/query letter.
"Sandy Comstock is the most gifted script consultant that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Her name had been passed along to me from other writers that I trust and I’m so happy that I chose to work with her. I brought Sandy three scripts that needed workshopping, all 60 minute pilots. They had gotten to a strong place, but just didn’t have the “wow factor” that I had intended for them. I submitted her my scripts one at a time, and she did an initial read, at which point she sent me big picture notes. After addressing those notes I sent the scripts back to Sandy. Sandy went line for line with me to work out the nuances of the script that weren’t working. She was able to pinpoint issues that I just couldn’t see myself and certainly wouldn’t have known how to solve. She works quickly (great for a script that has a deadline) and empathetically. Sandy has an energetic gift with both words and people. She can tune into the individuality of the specific writer and match their “voice” with her guidance and notes. She addresses story and consulting in a truly unique and impactful manner. My three scripts are now my strongest writing samples. In fact, one of them is being shopped to large named production companies and distributors with compliments from Executive Producers who felt emotionally “pulled in” by the writing. Sandy didn’t simply go through and help me fix grammar and dialog, she created an access point for me to develop my voice and help my script shine. She is a genius when it comes to plot, dialogue, and pacing. She truly cares about the writers that she works with and shows up with a level of authenticity that helps the writer approach their scripts with vulnerability. I cannot recommend Sandy Comstock enough!"
"I wanted my second novel, 'Nightingale House', to be more than a standard 'haunted house' story, and Sandy's insight helped me establish the theme of 'grief' as its own haunting, adding an indispensable layer to my characters and plot. It wouldn't be the same book without her."
"I have known Sandy for many years and have always been a big fan of her writing. When I decided to write a pilot, it was completely new territory for me as I had never considered myself a writer. I've always simply been a comedian that writes jokes. Enter Sandy – words can’t express what a gift she has for pulling your story out and making your words pop. She provided feedback on drafts, supported my vision, and really helped foster my creativity. I had thought my finished version was good but after Sandy worked me through the final cleanup, it was amazing! It read better in so many ways and pulled out all the key lines of dialogue that I had trouble making hit. Since working with her on that first pilot, I have since written a complete web series with my writing partner and even filmed the pilot. I'm now moving onto my next project and I immediately reached out to Sandy, because I know the quality of work that I will produce with her guidance. I can’t wait to work with her again."
Feeling stuck or overwhelmed? This session is designed to get you out of a rut and back into your creative flow.
Get extensive line notes on your finished script or novel - in depth review of structure, dialogue, characters, emotional beats, and pacing.
*Option to include a second read of the revised draft.
Streamline your story points and hit the emotional notes that will wow agents, executives and publishers alike.
A step-by-step coaching program that guides you through the creative process of your script or novel from outline to completion. Includes weekly check-ins and brainstorm sessions to keep you on track and moving forward.
To create the captivating tale, the winning pitch that puts you a cut above the rest.
The world is waiting for you!
Set up a complimentary exploratory call and let's discuss your project!