On Writing : New book by Mark S. England

New book

Hi guys! I’ve been writing feature screenplays for a dozen years with no luck in producing them. So I’ve decided to try a different tack. I’ve written a novel in three acts and the publisher I’ve sent it to is interested. Just wanted to share that with you.

David Lake

Wrote a treatment 25 yrs ago and was in light discussion with a top Hollywood studio. Changes at the studio and I fell between the cracks. So wrote the book. Irvin Kershner got hold of a copy and loved it - wanted to make the movie. BUT, I had no idea how to write a screenplay. Played around with it - gave up. Book re published and hit Amazon Top 30 Thrillers last year. Dived into learning what a screenplay is - and FINISHED IT TODAY ! - Now the hard part.

Phil Mitchell

Just spent £310.00 with a literary agent to get my Spec script, Log line, and Synopsis up to speed. The experience has taught me a lot, and I think it was money well spent. I have three eBooks sitting on the Amazon "Bookshelf" not one of them has ever been looked at yet alone been read or sold.

Malcolm White

In 2008, I took 100 copies of my book to Atlanta International Airport news stand, gave them free to him and they all sold. He call and I sold him 500 more....point is the first 100 copies were read on those long international flights, went all over the world, today if you ebay The Maxwell Depositions, there is an ad for used books from Australia! Point is don't let your work go un-read!

Phil Mitchell

Thanks Malc, the thing is all my stuff's in electric, I don't have anything in hard copy. But great to see you're doing so well, keep it up mate.

Cathy Yeater

I wrote a script for a movie, decided it was too one dimensional, began rewriting it as a novella, and realized it would be great as a TV pilot, now trying to rewrite it in television format, even though I'm only half way finished with the novella.

Ruben Whitter

Amazing news! Do you have a link to it? I'll give it a read.

Phil Mitchell

High Ruben, Who's work do you want a link to? David, Malcolm, Cathy, or Phil's?

Julie Kenner

I realize this comment is very late, but I just want to point out to those of you writing novels that legitimate book agents don't charge you money. And there are a lot of scammers out there right now posing as legitimate publishers, too. Be wary and do your homework. End of unsolicited PSA ...

Jeff E. Gregory

You're dealing directly with a publisher??? No agent??

Daisy White
Jen Bieser

That's really awesome. Did you write the novel off of one of your scripts? Or was it a new idea? How was writing a novel? I just finished a writing a script and I feel that I could actually add more to it and am toying with the idea of turning it into a novel? Any tips on that?

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