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Adaptation

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.