Read these amazing testimonials!
Below are just a few samples of the endorsements Dr. Linda Seger has gotten over the years. Some are referring to her nine books, which focus on screenwriting, and others for her work as a consultant. Linda is one of the world’s foremost script consultants, and actually created the script consulting career in the 1980’s. Her most well known book, Making a Good Script Great, is an industry staple.
“To have you as the speaker here in Riga was a really big event, not only for Latvian scriptwriters but also for the overall cultural life in Latvia. We enjoyed every minute of your enlightening, helpful, and professionally solid presentation. The way you did it was very interesting and convincing, as well as so much likable. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Val Safonov and Erik Flaumanis”
“So you finished your screenplay, you probably have a few readers that you trust and value their feedback. Some of them may be your film professors or industry professionals, but then there is Linda Seger. She is different than any other script consultant. Linda immerses herself in your story, she is invested in her own process which is what makes it so special. She herself wants to understand the story. She wants to extract the nectar of your story and make sure its at its highest potential. She points out in detail things that are unnecessary. She makes you curious to explore different layers all the while staying true to your vision. This is who you want to read your script.” Grateful, Sigal Erez Screenwriter – High Waters Film
“Thank you so much for your constructive critique of my scripts. If I were a neuron in your mind I would be lost on an adventure through the many pathways and connections firing the other cerebral lobes in your brain! You definitely have a sense of story and structure and imagination. Like constructing a beautiful gown, you sort through the raw material I give you and arrange the pieces to be sewn together to make something better than what was started. My story is like the basting and your critique is the finer stitching of the gown (the story). The facings (or subplots), the interfacings (underlining motives), each piece of fabric (the scenes), even after the top, middle and bottom sections are finished (Acts I, II and III) you show me how to assemble it all to make the story even better!” J.A. Brown
“Linda Seger is a wealth of knowledge. It’s no wonder many of the pros look to her for help.” Joni Ravenna
“The session with you yesterday was extraordinarily helpful and set me in the right direction. Thank you! You are so very good at what you do and glad you continue to share your knowledge with all of us struggling writers!” M. N., Screenwriter
“I just finished my first full read through this afternoon. I must say, your thoughts and insight are hitting home more deeply than I have words to express. I feel thrilled, humbled, encouraged, and challenged to make the best story possible!” Amrish Sengupta
“I am thrilled by the analysis and the opportunities indicated to improve the script. Thanks for sharing your skill and knowledge with us on this project. We highly value your comments and insights. Marvelous. Thank you. It feels to me like we are at a banquet and see food we haven’t eaten before and now trying to figure out the best way to create the best dining experience through all of your guidance. My colleague John says it feels like we are on the bridge of a ship in dangerous waters and you have shown us a dozen or more lighthouses that will help navigation.” Professor Francesco Sofo, PhD, FAHRI, University of Canberra
“The other day, I came across your book, Making A Good Script Great, at my local bookstore and, after reading it in a single sitting, I immediately wanted to seek you out and express my appreciation for your excellent commentary on the process of writing (and rewriting) a screenplay. I’ve taken many writing classes throughout my life and even went to film school to learn more about storytelling through screenwriting. However, I’ve never read such a concise and thorough approach to the craft, with various words of wisdom that I’ve never come across in all my years of schooling. What I found particularly significant was your tip on using subplot to drive home the theme of the story while using the main plot to drive the story forward to its conclusion. Not a single class that I’ve taken, including the screenwriting classes I took in film school, even mentioned this approach (if you can believe that), and I found your insights on this to be incredibly helpful to me while prepping to write my latest feature screenplay. Being exposed to your insights has made me feel like I now have the potential to become a better screenwriter, and I just wanted to express my gratitude that you were generous enough to share them with anybody crazy enough to give it a shot. Thank you.” James Sadler, script reader, screenwriter, & filmmaker Clovis, CA
“I am very thankful for your report. As you know, it’s very difficult to get meaningful feedback from anyone in your own circle. I have a lot of notes about grammar and formatting, but the the most important aspect is what you reported on. It was unexpectedly thoughtful. I will absolutely recommend your services (especially on theme and character), and will be in touch once I have a solid rewrite.” W.M. – Austin
“I’m truly amazed at the detail and hard work that goes into your review of the script. I want to concentrate and read your critique thoroughly before starting the rewrite.” Don Boyle
“I just wanted to let you know that the more I re-read your report the more grateful I am for it. Your willingness to share your personal stories and suggestions was more than generous. Thank you for getting me excited again after a month layoff from the typing!” Nancy Koren Erickson
The following comments are from University of Chicago/Graham School teacher Susan Hubbard in regards to a client’s script evaluation report done by Linda,
“This report is superb. How much did you pay her again? Whatever it is, it’s worth it. I’ve got to get something in shape to send her before she retires! Not only is it a master class in film writing, she’s so generous. All those details about her mother and father, the offer to put you in touch with an appropriate actor, that’s so generous, kind and Midwestern. I’ve seen people pay a lot more for a lot less. Her suggestions constitute a huge writerly challenge but are a master class in how to pull this story off. ”
Linda is also an internationally known speaker and has conducted workshops and seminars in over 30 countries.
From February 2018 Houston Workshop:
“What an INCREDIBLE workshop! You are such a GREAT teacher! I took 9, Count ‘em, 9 pages of notes! What an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience you have! The film clips were especially appropriate and helpful. Loved every minute of it. ESPECIALLY loved the dialogue section! It was VERY helpful! The “Raiders” section was particularly helpful and inspiring! You can certainly see this ain’t YOUR first Rodeo !! ” Dr. Gary Moore, 2nd Baptist Houston
“Linda, A belated big Houston thank you for your most helpful Unforgettable Character workshop. Loved the line-by-line analysis of THE FUGITIVE scene to spotlight killer lines that bring characters to life and strengthen conflict. I’ll be sending you my fifth screenplay, REMEMBER KENT STATE, at the end of the month. Good luck with your horse dancing choreography, and please let us know if and when we can see the tape of the event. Thanks again” Cicely Wynne
“My name is Desirae. I was just in your Scriptwriting seminar. I just wanted to say you’re amazing and to thank you for coming to my school. You really helped me with my writer’s block. Thank you for your time.” Desirae Hoover
“Linda: I want to thank you for Saturday’s seminar. Not only did I enjoy it but much of what you said keeps popping into my mind as I start writing. It was the perfect time for me to learn exactly what you were teaching. I’m wearing out your book too! Good luck in all your future projects.” Glen Gattenby