Do you long to see your story on the big screen? If so, I have good news.
Every streaming platform is desperate for new content to give them the edge in the ongoing streaming wars, and traditional TV stations and movie companies are as prolific as ever. Even radio stations and theaters are looking for new content.
But how do you turn a 100,000-word novel, which would be a 12-hour audiobook, into a two-hour movie? Is that even possible? Where do you begin?
Few things boost a book’s sales like a giant Hollywood marketing campaign for the movie based on a book.
But how do you turn your book into a screenplay?
I asked Charles Harris in this week’s episode. He’s a bestselling author and award-winning director who’s helped hundreds of authors turn their novels into screenplays.
- Differences between writing a book and a screenplay
- Techniques to distill your novel into a much shorter screenplay
- What kind of novel makes a good screenplay