Adapting Sideways: How to Turn Your Screenplay into a Publishable Novel
At a Glance
Screenwriters are true writers, having proved their story, skills, and determination on the tight canvas of screenplays. Now, determined to find their audience and another way to the silver screen, some screenwriters are turning to novelization.
One of the #1 ways to interest any agent or manager is by having a large library of completed work that demonstrates your range as a writer. That means not both a diverse selection of genres and a variety of mediums, too. Not to mention, countless screenwriters have gotten their start as novelists – just ask William Goldman or Nick Hornby. Bringing your creative work to the film industry is a challenge, so why not give yourself the advantage by becoming a master of all trades?
The key transitions for screenwriter-to-novelist are:
- How to showcase your story-telling strengths
- How to translate screenwriting skills to novelist craft
- How to jump-start your novel-writing career
Adapting Sideways is the brainchild of Charlotte Cook, publisher and story editor, and Jon James Miller, award-winning screenwriter and novelist, and focuses on comprehensive, proven, and practical strategies that take screenplays and fiction manuscripts to publishable novels.
- Publisher: KOMENAR Publishing
- Date available: 11/01/2010
- Publication date: 10/01/2010
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Meet the Author: Charlotte Cook
Charlotte Cook, MFA, a former publisher brought to publication six award-winning novels before returning to story editing and consulting in 2010. Writer’s Digest, Shelf Awareness, and Publishers Weekly featured her and her philosophy on publishing during her tenure at KOMENAR. Charlotte has taught writing and story theory since 1993 and been a popular featured guest speaker and workshop leader at writers conferences throughout California and across the U.S. Many of her students have been published, found agents, won contests, and entered graduate programs. Charlotte has also served as a final judge in several fiction categories for the annual intern...
Meet the Author: Jon James Miller
Jon James Miller won Grand Prize of the 2008 AAA Screenplay Contest sponsored by Creative Screenwriting Magazine, the 2009 Golden Brad for Drama and was a finalist in the 2011 Austin Writers Conference for “Garbo’s Last Stand.” Jon co-wrote Adapting Sideways: How To Turn Your Screenplay Into A Publishable Novel (Komenar Publishing), which chronicled the process of adapting his screenplay to novel. Garbo’s Last Stand is Jon’s first novel. He is represented by Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency and Michael Cendejas at the Lynn Pleshette Literary Agency.