Sam helped me achieve a writing goal that I failed to accomplish on my own after three years of trying. I had written 30,000 words for my book, but had no chapters, no structure, just a hodgepodge of thoughts. I needed a writing coach who could hold me accountable for achieving my book goal, but also help me bring structure and readability to it. Sam delivered for me in a big way. He became both my writing coach and my accountability coach. He is equally and highly-skilled in both roles. I will continue to use Sam as my writing and accountability coach! —JOHN HUGHES, AUTHOR OF UNSELLING AND HAUNTING THE CEO
It would be difficult to overstate the positive impact Sam Severn has had on my writing. He is an experienced and skillful story doctor who has also been a much-needed source of validation and encouragement.
When my writing is working–that is, when it's keeping readers engaged–Sam is quick to point it out and, even more important, to explain why. I think this type of feedback is more valuable than we tend to believe. When writers hire editors and coaches, we're often focused on the negative. We're looking for a linguistic detective to prowl through our writing, sniff out the baddies, and put them under a spotlight for interrogation. That's great—and Sam certainly pulls no punches when I've missed the mark. He's a master practitioner of “tough love.” But Sam also serves up generous helpings of positive reinforcement. This goes beyond mere pats on the back. Sam points fingers. He names names. He tells you precisely why this sentence or that paragraph is great. And what happens then? Naturally, you do it more often. You find ways to do it with more finesse. Your writing gets better.
Both in the role of “Good Cop” and “Bad Cop,” Sam Severn has been a super-charged rocket booster to my progression as a writer. He's taught me a TON about harnessing the universal principles of Story, always with unflinching respect–no, not respect, REVERENCE–for the unique, very personal story I'm attempting to tell.
Bottom line: If you're serious about improving your writing, you should work with Sam Severn! —DAVID WALKER, AUTHOR OF THE AMAZON #2 BEST-SELLING SHORT STORY WET WORK
Sam Severn is an exceptional writing talent. He’s worked with me on nearly 20 projects, including feature screenplays, short scripts, musicals and a book rewrite. He has the remarkable ability to size up a project—be it drama, comedy, horror, fantasy or any genre—and pinpoint where it might fail and why, and then offer insightful and creative alternatives. Or, he can simply work a project to the letter, as requested—he’s that flexible and adept. He knows how to breathe life into characters and how to tap into reader’s emotions. With full command of the craft, he’s able to express his ideas clearly and effectively in any circumstance. His passion shines through in every project that he tackles. Sam has been an invaluable asset to my creative life, and I highly recommend him without reservation. —KYLE KALLENBACH
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—KAREN COLE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GHOST WRITER INC.
Sam Severn has changed my life through his services. I've learned so much from him and loved how he was able to help me with putting my thoughts on paper. His professionalism and great attitude through the process was priceless. I would recommend Sam to anyone who wants positive results.
—KEVIN BARNETT SR., AUTHOR OF LIVING MY SHADOWS: DREAMS DO COME TRUE
Sam's ability to draw out my style and voice, as a writer, was priceless to me. I gained confidence knowing Sam would tell me what I needed to hear to grow. Sam's an artist, and the small nuggets he made into my work everyday made a massive difference. —JEFF KNIGHT, AUTHOR OF THE #1 CHRISTIAN BEST-SELLER THE REVVED LIFE.
Sam's a true professional and the best in the industry. He's passionate for perfection, and a driven overachiever, who always over-delivers, with a skill level I've never seen before. I'm honored to call him my friend. —DEAN DIMITRIESKI, AUTHOR OF THE #1 BEST-SELLER TEARS FOR MY CITY: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A DETROIT WHITE BOY