Just a hair over a year ago, I had the pleasure of reading (and writing about) a unique approach to getting your material noticed. ADAPTING SIDEWAYS is a book that easily takes you through the process of adapting a screenplay into a book, and now the writer’s store has turned it into a webinar, taught by the authors.
I was particularly taken by this for a couple of reasons. One because I was in the middle of that exact process when the book came out, and two, I had read a screenplay by one of the co-authors in a competition, and I fought for it to advance even though the reader before me passed on it. Because it deserved the chance, and frankly the reader before me had no credible argument to the contrary, it was just how they ‘felt’. I was very happy that the writer re-submitted to the same festival the following year and was a finalist. Jon James Miller, wrote a very original and compelling screenplay with GARBO’S LAST STAND, and he is using that as the example for how he adapted it into a novel for this webinar.
It really is worthwhile to learn another way to give your material more selling power, so check it out!