Tag Archives: screenwriting

Questions 500: Television Runtime and Novel Length

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Charles asks: How long should a novel be to translate well to a one hour long television episode?

Resources Mentioned:
Undercover Blues 
Radioland Murders 
My Cousin Vinny 
His Girl Friday 
Clerks 

Questions 436: Novels and Screenplays

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Ian asks: How do you pull in the best influences from film and television into a novel, without mixing in the wrong elements?

Resources Mentioned:

Splinter of the Mind’s Eye
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: radio, television, and book

Questions 234: Writing Prompts and Outlines

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Mike asks:
“Is writing from a prompt or a trigger an advanced skill? Will writing to an outline sabotage my development?”

Resources mentioned:
Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues

The Coffee Service by J. Daniel Sawyer

Sculpting God by J. Daniel Sawyer

Writing Into the Dark by Dean Wesley Smith

Psycho IV