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A Writing Guide for Screenwriters and Authors Are you an author who wants to explore the business of adapting screenplays into novels? Are you a screenwriter whod like to see your unproduced script written as a novel, to help get your film made? AreMoreA Writing Guide for Screenwriters and Authors Are you an author who wants to explore the business of adapting screenplays into novels? Are you a screenwriter whod like to see your unproduced script written as a novel, to help get your film made? Are you a screenwriter who wants to adapt your own script into a novel? This book is for you. Novelizations used to pump business for existing movies and TV shows, but now a fast-growing trend has publishers contracting authors to pen novel adaptations based on scripts that havent been produced-yet. At least until the novel raises awareness about the script and gives it a life of its own. Its a win-win for all creative writers. If you are a novelist, you can benefit from learning the craft of adapting scripts into books. You may just end up penning a novelization that will one day be a film. There is an art to this form of adaptation that may differ from starting a novel from scratch. If youre a screenwriter who is sitting on a gem of a script, what are you waiting for? Well give you tips on how to team up with a novelist. Or you, too, can learn to adapt your screenplay as a novel. Just like screenwriting, theres a craft to be honed. With the whole story and characters of that script already in place, youre half way there. Want to learn the trade secrets of this burgeoning business? Look no further. Using specific, side-by-side examples that compare script pages to novel pages, writing team Cheryl McKay (the screenwriter) and Rene Gutteridge (the novelist) share their experiences, tips, and know-how on adapting scripts into novels. Covering everything from creative technique to collaborative contracts, Novelizations: How to Adapt Scripts into Novels is an invaluable tool for both screenwriters and novelists to successfully master this highly specialized art form. * * * RENE GUTTERIDGE is the one of the go-to authors for novelizations. She has written Old Fashioned, Heart of the Country, and Just 18 Summers for Tyndale. CHERYL MCKAY, screenwriter of The Ultimate Gift (which Gutteridge also novelized), has worked with Gutteridge on the novelizations for her scripts, Never the Bride for Random House and Greetings from the Flipside for B&H Publishing. They won a Carol Award (ACFW) for Best Womens Fiction for Never the Bride. * * * Key Topics: Adapting scripts into books, what is a novelization?, challenges novelists face, script changes, word count, book length, how to paint in the setting, point of view, characters, story expansion, how to structure & plot a novel based on a script, how to handle backstory, interior monologue, characters and dialogue, and forming writing partnerships.