Is it risky to spec something in the public domain?

Not if it will get you read and your expectations are adjusted.

Based on your own novel

Titles matter.

Should I write a novel or a script?

If you’re looking to put your story out into the world, paper beats film, hands down.

Finding out if a book has been optioned

Easy steps to tracking down rights.

Clive Cussler really, really dislikes Sahara

An author rails against his Hollywood adaptation.

As good as the Good Book?

Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day or something?

Where to find Natural Born Killers novelization

Two stories of letting down a great script.

Ph.D. on adapted screenplays

Where the adapted screenplay might reside in academia.

Adapting a videogame into a movie

I adapted a computer game into a movie and I didn’t feel a wee bit cheap.

Book before the script?

Let your story pick your format.

Third-party storytelling

Why attorneys exist.

Script adaptations

Turning book into movie: from acquiring rights to writing.

The essentials of adaptation

Books and movies should be compared, if only to understand what each does well.