"Is this the part where you let go?" *

I’m in the middle of outlining the screenplay version of Waiting For Spring for Script Frenzy. There are many reasons you shouldn’t adapt your own novel for the screen, number one being the inablilty to let go of unnecessary subplots. I don’t think I’ll have any problem with the 100 page requirement.

Can you say “Mini Series”? I knew you could.

*Great song, by the way.


About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

2 responses to “"Is this the part where you let go?" *

  • Kimberly

    I am having an opposite problem. Since my novel is so dialogue-heavy (dialogue is fun to write!), I think it would be really easy to make into a script, but I am beginning to wonder how well it works as a novel.

  • Jen O

    Maybe I should have taken one of my stories to adapt to script like you have.
    I don’t think I’d have “something cool happens” in the middle of my outline if that was the case.

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