"Any story analyst can tell you why your story doesn't work. My job is to reconnect you to that ineffable impulse that got you started, and then provide a roadmap so you can bring your story fully to life."
I consult on projects for major studios, independent films, N.Y. Times bestselling authors, and first-time writers. If you're looking for help with your screenplay, novel, or work of non-fiction, read on to learn about my consultation services.
Private Consultation - $350 per hour ($300 per hour for current students)
One on one time to brainstorm or discuss how to move your project or career forward.
Story Consultation - $575
A 3-Page Outline Analysis for novel, memoir, or screenplay includes a thorough analysis of the outline followed by a 1-hour Zoom consultation.
Manuscript Consultation (for novel or memoir) - $7500
Includes a full set of notes and six hours of consultation (this can be broken up into three separate Zoom sessions over four weeks) providing detailed analysis of your book’s structure, theme, characters, and content. For books over 300 pages, add $25/page.
Rewrite Consultation (for novel or memoir) - $1800
I will read the first 60 pages of your novel or memoir and offer feedback on story structure, character, and prose, followed by a 2-hour Zoom consultation. If you choose to purchase the full Manuscript Consultation afterward, your Rewrite Consultation fee will be deducted from the total price of the Manuscript Consultation (above).
Screenplay Analysis - $2400
Includes a full set of notes and a 4-hour consultation (which can be broken up into two separate Zoom sessions over two weeks) involving a detailed analysis of the script’s structure, theme, characters, and content. For scripts over 120 pages, please add $20/page.
One Hour TV Pilot - $1800
Includes a full set of notes and a 3-hour consultation (which can be broken up into two 90-minute Zoom sessions over two weeks) involving a detailed analysis of the script’s structure, theme, characters, and content. For scripts over 60 pages, add $20/page.
Half Hour TV Pilot (Single & Multi-Camera) - $1200
Includes a full set of notes and a 2-hour consultation involving a detailed analysis of the script’s structure, theme, characters, and content.
“I have taken The 90-Day Screenplay at least three times with different projects. I cannot recommend Al highly enough. He's my guy. If you take your career seriously, make him yours.”
Jessica Sharzer, Screenwriter, A Simple Favor, Co-exec. producer, American Horror Story
"Al's passion and input during the rewriting stage was instrumental. He asked all the right questions, pushed all the right buttons and led me toward a greater clarity of my project in a fully engaged, insightful and supportive way."
Jordan Rane, Scriptapalooza Grand Prize Winner for GOAT
"Al is not only a brilliant writing teacher, but a spiritual guide and that is what sets him apart from any other writing teacher. I don’t mean this in a new-agey way, I mean that he guides us to find the answers within. He gently nudges us towards our truth and it’s from that place that our stories emerge. It would have taken me years to gain the understanding that my sessions with Al have given me.”
Sophie Uliano, Author of Gorgeously Green, as seen on Oprah
“Al Watt is a master teacher with a brilliant, intuitive understanding of story.”
Allen Zadoff, Author of The Unknown Assassin Series, Little Brown
"Al instills a fundamental knowing that we are uniquely qualified to tell our stories, that our conscious mind is a filter through which passes our creativity, and that the trick is to not let it get in the way but rather provide a structure under which we can create."
Donna Powers, Screenwriter of The Italian Job
"Al's script consultations are deeply grounded in the script's inherent dramatic momentum. Al has a sharp eye for where a story wants to organically unfold and where extraneous ideas might be getting in the way. Plus he's compassionate and funny. I'll be back."
Dave Polsky, Screenwriter of Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2
“I've published three novels to some acclaim, but I never send a work to a publisher before Alan Watt has gone through it and shown me how to make it better.”
Eric Miles Williamson, Author of East Bay Grease, Two-Up, and Editor of American Book Review
The story lives within you.
I help you find it.