Writing Coach

Background

Marc has written scripts and story edited hundreds of Anime episodes for such shows as Code Geass, Naruto, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, FLCL, Voltron,  Tokyo Pig, Tenchi Muyo, Metropolis, Steamboy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Transformers.

Marc is the only American who has worked as a story editor and writer on Anime projects in Japan. He has supervised staffs of Japanese writers and animators on original series, including Astro Boy which won first place at the Tokyo Animation Fair.

Marc is also a frequent panelist at Anime conventions where he runs popular writing workshops. His instructional book “Perfect Writing” is published in the US, Korea, and China, and he has been a judge for international competitions including the BANFF Festival in Canada,  and the Anime Me Competition in Singapore.

Marc coaches all types of writing including Film & TV scripts, novels & short stories, animation & live action.

“As a writing coach, I work with writers to help them develop their projects and improve their writing skills.

Many writers have a vision of something they want to create, and they enjoy exchanging ideas with someone who can give them professional feedback and direction.

Whether it’s original or fanfic, I work with them the same way I work with any professional writer, to fulfill their vision and give the story maximum impact. Emphasis is on story structure, character development, dialogue, and writing style.

If I can help a writer bring his story elements together to create the strongest possible story — and build his writing skills in the process — then it’s all good.”

How the Program Works

You send your prose, script, or manga pages to Marc. You can send them as email attachments, or upload them to Marc’s website.

Let Marc know what you want to accomplish with the material and what kind of feedback you are looking for.

Marc will go over the materials in depth, then give you detailed professional feedback and personal mentoring. You can receive your feedback in writing, or in one-on-one video conferencing.

Costs

$35 per session

Each session covers up to:

8 pages of Prose

or

10 pages of script

or

15 pages of  Manga

 

If you are interested in participating or would like to know more, contact Marc or send him an email.