I've written and self-published 11 novels and am looking to turn the most popular ones into scripts to pitch to producers. However, I lack any skill whatsoever in writing a screenplay! I believe in building teams to take on what I cannot. To that end, my current team consists of a copyeditor, graphics artist, and SEO expert.
My two most popu...
Skills: screenwriting, script writing, creative writing
“Rick was an absolute delight to work with. He's attentive, creative, thoughtful, gracious, punctual, professional and brilliant. The end product was so far beyond my expectations, I feel both awed and grateful. I¿d gotten evaluations from other screenwriters before Rick, and they¿d advocated turning my script into Twilight 2.0. Rick, however, was able to capture the spirit of my novel in such a way that the characters and action really did come to life while creating commercial appeal that will extend beyond my initial core audience. He understood and supported the goal I had of creating something as unique as the novel. He also managed to keep the dark humor and gritty world that my readers fell in love with! He read through the entire trilogy to understand each character¿s motivations and eventual fate in the series, which also really impressed me.
There were some rough edges in the novel I was worried might cause problems, but Rick handled them beautifully. He communicated with me throughout every part of the process and was open to any input I had. What I found: he knows his field and craft so well, he taught me a thing or two about building plots and depth to characters! I absolutely love how he interpreted and portrayed my characters. Throughout the process, I had some of my hard core readers read the treatment, first draft and final draft. All of them agreed that Rick¿s work was beyond brilliant. It¿s so evident that he loves what he does.
Rick was also kind enough to teach me about screenplays as he went. I knew nothing of them when we started, and now have a much, much greater appreciation for movies than I ever thought possible. As a novel writer, I thought screenplays would be simpler than a book, since they're generally a bit shorter. I now understand just how complex they are and am extremely happy I put my baby in the hands of someone like Rick. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to work with an expert like Rick. THANK YOU!”
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“Lizzy Ford is a superlative client. No writer could ask for better. Her own incredible writing talents give her the confidence to trust her judgment, and enhance her ability to evaluate the work, and provide incisive, constructive input. Her payments are prompt and fair, her availability and responsiveness consistently reliable. Outstanding overall. I would work with Lizzy Ford any time, on any project. ”