On Writing : Looking for thoughts on transitioning stories into films. by Carey Azzara

Carey Azzara

Looking for thoughts on transitioning stories into films.

It wasn't my idea or intent to write stories that could be plots for the visual arts, but when a reviewer gave my book Halley's Gift and Eight Other Extraordinary Tales 5 stars and left the message below it got me thinking - What if? The stories titled : "How About That; Branded for Life; A Flawed Life & The Secret Tunnel are all movie material."

Grant Vuille

The basis for any script is usually a good solid story with interesting characters & events. Wishing you every success in converting your stories into successful plays or screenplays.

Carey Azzara

Thanks Grant - solid advice. My focus has been on writing fiction I have some curves to go up to rework the stories into screenplays. I'm considering partnering with a more seasoned screenwriter.

Elisabeth Meier

When adapting a novel into a script - especially when it is your own story - take a step back first. Then write a summary of the novel which is the basis for your screenplay. There is no need to be quite exact with your screenplay, it is okay when the screenplay snakes along the novel. Your screenplay will have a life of its own and will not always want to follow the ideas you had for your novel. If you never did it before it could be helpful to focus on the dialogue first and work on the scenes afterwards. But every writer does it different... just do it. :)

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