Tag Archives: screenwriting

Questions 717: Screen to Page?

JB asks: How can an author learn to switch story formats from screenplay and script to novel and short story, or vice versa?

Resources Mentioned

The A-Team
Rockford Files
The Tin Collectors, a novel by Stephen J. Cannell
Star Wars,From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker (original novelization of A New Hope) by Alan Dean Foster
Star Wars
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Complete BBC Radio Plays
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy BBC tv series – on Blu-ray and streaming

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Questions 601: Wait, Don’t Tell Me

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Simon asks: “I’ve heard that established writers don’t want to hear your ideas. Is this true, and if so – why?”
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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 

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