Scripts For All Occasions
From Playbook to Help Desk
From Retirement Toasts to Business Plans
From Classes to Guided Meditations
Let’s have some fun and write some scripts!
Scripts may be created to…
- be a guideline for what you say when making a video for YouTube or other purposes.
- enable employees to learn to say the correct things to customers (on the phone, online, or in-person), so that accurate information and an excellent service-oriented attitude is conveyed to your clients.
- become a class, a seminar, and a training course you or your staff must teach.
- be performed to educate people on a topic, like those my performing troupe of homeless people did to teach about AIDS, addiction, homelessness, and more. See the link to that page for details and purchases.
- tell the stories of Wounded Warriors, either as funds or consciousness-raising tools
- be sales tools
- be Help Desk tools
- help your children know how to respond in difficult social situations
- aid anyone in creating correctly-worded affirmations
- assist with using the Emotional Freedom (EFT) Technique
- create a guided meditation.
Here’s a short video about my services.
We Can Write A Book (Or, I Can Ghostwrite Yours)
I can edit, write, co-author, or help you develop your book.
During the pandemic, we’ll probably meet via Zoom or a similar media, rather than in-person, as I would have preferred. It’s okay. We can figure it out in a way that suits us.
Here is one of my publications.
It is a playbook (the script of a play, used by the actors as an acting text, including licensing agreements plus line numbers for use by actors and directors who are staging the production). It is available here.
The paperback book for the reading public is available here at $10 + $3 shipping.
Discounted rates are available for book clubs, teachers who use this book as reading assignments, etc. 25 copies at $9 ea | 50 copies at $8 ea. | 100 copies at $7 ea. plus shipping.
Now, it’s also available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle book.
I am pictured here with some of the Voices From the Streets and Variety Pack players. These people became my friends in Washington, D.C. I met them while volunteering at a shelter for people experiencing homelessness, addiction, AIDS, and other traumas. Most of them lived in the largest shelter in the country, and all helped us raise awareness about the difficult issues they faced. Also pictured is the late Suzy Goldman, who first convinced me to become the Producer/Director for Voices From the Streets. That led to all things great and glorious!
“Variety Pack” was the name of the non-profit organization I created to serve the interests of people who were homeless. It also was the name of my performing troupe, comprised of people I met at the Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) shelter in Washington, D.C.
The scripts are authentic stories of people who became homeless, drug-addicted, and/or were diagnosed HIV+. These monologues are told from the personal perspectives of the homeless people, volunteers at the shelter, and an outside observer.
We performed the scripts as monologues, because one never knew who actually would show up for a performance, given addiction, health issues, and the many physical dangers of living in a shelter environment. We chose to do them as dramatic readings, rather than as memorized pieces, for the same reason. There were occasions when we engaged our homeless musician or gospel choir friends to perform with us between the soliloquies.
Many of the homeless people died of AIDs, diabetes, and other afflictions. However, all the survivors who were members of my performing troupe went on to become “clean and sober.” They went back to or created new families, work, and school pursuits. They were able to resume normal lives and remain drug and alcohol-free all these years later. I am so proud of them!
Congressman Tom Lantos entered one of the dramatic readings into the Congressional Record of the U.S.A., and our entire performance was videotaped by the National Archives of the U.S.A.
We played for members of Congress, the National Archives, Virginia Governor Wilder’s Conference on Housing and Homelessness, and for religious, educational, business, and civic organizations throughout the Washington D.C. Metro Area and as far away as Kansas City. Performances of Three Hots and a Cot also were aired on Northern Virginia cable television for many months.
Go to my Amazon Author’s Page to order or to learn more about additional books, as they are published.
The Write by the Rails Anthology ~ A Social Media Project
Some of my very short writings were selected for use as a contributing author to an anthology, compiled by Write by the Rails (WbtR), the Prince William Chapter of The Virginia Writer’s Club. Why were the writings short?
WbtR conducted a three-month campaign designed to bring creativity to social media. We created Twitter-friendly writings, meaning the submissions had to be within the confines of the number of characters allowed for Tweets, including hashtags.
Other challenges were to write a concept that could be encompassed in #NineWords, for example. That prompted me to start my own #NineWordChallenge! The initiative elicited hundreds of short poems, lines of fiction, anecdotes, and words of wisdom, many of which can be found on Facebook and Twitter under the campaign hashtags #WbtR #BackOnTrackNow.
From those submissions, a panel of judges chose the works of 22 authors for inclusion in this unique book. For more information about the anthology, go to #BackOnTrackNow: A Write by the Rails Anthology and Social Media Initiative.
Here are a few excerpts:
No-one wants to deal with stark naked pain.
It’s ok, as long as it’s wearing one sock and a lopsided hat.” ~ Nancy Wyatt
From a Mom to her husband about his Mom,
“Frisk your mother for candy.” ~ Carol Covin
“Crazy wives shorten lives.” ~ David Gotthardt
“The only thing that separates us from the other animals
Is this crazy brain mutation.” ~ Erika Mooney
“And it sounds like what the circus people say ~
I love ya, honey, but the season’s over.” ~ Nancy Wyatt
To purchase it in paperback and Kindle formats, click on this link.>
Now, let’s do YOURS!
There are so many potential uses for a written script in everyday personal and professional life that they cannot all be mentioned here. Think of your own needs, and contact me for a FREE initial consultation to see what best would meet your needs!
Also, see the separate pages on this website for existing scripts that you may purchase.
Fees by the Hour or by the Project
My fees vary, depending on whether you choose editing, writing, or reviewing services. Fees also are influenced by the:
- amount of lead time you provide
- complexity of the work
- amount of research involved.
- travel requirements
- ability to do the work and transmit it online for the most part.
How to Get the Best Deal on Scripts – Lowest Rate and Highest Priority for YOU!
If you put me on retainer for six months or longer, I’ll give you a reduced rate. You also may qualify in other ways to be one of my VIP Clients. In addition, I occasionally give discounts to specific networking group members (like Girl Boss Networking) and to worthy causes. Contact me for details.
Thank you for your business and…
Do It The Write Way! Let My Fingers Do Your Talking!