Los Angeles Writing Consultant

Your Plot Thickens Writing Workshops now offers private consultation on screenplays, novels, memoirs and personal essays with very competitive rates.

Testimonials for Lara Sterling:


Wow, I can not thank you enough for such in-depth, specific, thought-out notes. Oh my God, I've been dying to have notes like this for years! You are putting your finger on things I've been puzzling over. Incredible perception. Thank you for opening up my thoughts to things I haven't seen before.
--Nadine Bass, actor, script supervisor, producer and director

Memoir/Personal Essay:

Lara has consistently provided me with valuable feedback on my writing. In particular she's helped me to clarify themes and focus my writing so that my overall tone matches my ultimate point of view. I appreciate how open she is to different writing styles and ideas. Through incorporating her suggestions in my personal essays I have been able to make a connection with a broader audience.
--Jahnavi Goldstein, comedianne

Short Story:
Lara Sterling is simply amazing – Yes, I am a bit overwhelmed at the moment but the effortless grace with which she delivered results that exceed the expectations (significantly) is difficult to articulate.

A quote that comes to mind - 'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.' Maya Angelou. Lara made me feel valuable as a client; she treated me with so much poise….

I highly recommend Lara to everybody without reservation or constraint.
--Anton Van den Berg
Story consultation with Neill D. Hicks is also available on treatments and screenplays. Hicks is a screenwriter, playwright and novelist, who was also a writer for Rumble in the Bronx. He taught screenwriting for twenty years at UCLA and is the author of three books on screenwriting: Screenwriting 101, Writing the Thriller Film and Writing the Action Adventure Film.

For more information, please contact us at info@yourplotthickens.com.