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Adapting Sideways: How to Turn Your Screenplay into a Publishable Novel

At a Glance

  • A guide to translating your screenwriting skills into a novel-writing career
  • Explains the benefits of breaking into this market
  • Helps increase your chances of landing representation

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.

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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 is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He loves movies “based on a true story” that are actually based on a true story. In addition to his literary work, Jon is co-owner of the newly revived, much beloved Ben Cooper, Inc. brand, taking classic Halloween costumes and vacuum formed vinyl mask magic of the past and bringing it back in a new line of Ben Cooper costume-inspired collectibles just in time for Halloween 2017. Jon is represented by Sandra Dijkstra Literary. He can be reached at info@bencoopercostumes.com

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