Publishing Renaissance changes and some Frenzy

For those of you who follow the goings-on at Publishing Renaissance, you may be interested to check out some of the exciting new changes that are afoot there.

Oh…and we were mentioned on April Hamilton’s 10 Best Blogs for Indie Authors! We’re wicked excited about that!

In other news, I’m going to be participating in Script Frenzy again, a “write 100 pages of a screenplay in 30 days” challenge. April 1-30. This year’s script? You guessed it. I’m going to be working on an adaptation of Waiting For Spring. Yes…again! It’s not cheating, though, since I’m starting from scratch. Last year I managed to write 106 pages, which technically means I “won,” but since I only managed to get 1/3 of the book  adapted in those 106 pages, I don’t look at it as a victory. I think I can really do it this time, though. I just needed some time away from the novel, some distance so I could ruthlessly cut characters and subplots and get to the meat of the story like a good adaptation is supposed to do. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

In the meantime, appropos of nothing, enjoy this Coldplay video. For some reason “Speed of Sound” puts me in a good writing mood. Plus, I really dig this video. Chris Martin is so damned hot. I could just eat him with a spoon.


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

5 responses to “Publishing Renaissance changes and some Frenzy

  • Joe Glasgow

    How is it writing a screenplay? (My thinking it’s like reading Shakespeare with the “exits stage right” and such.) So best of luck on it!

    And Chris Martin reminds me of a young Hugh Laurie for some reason…

  • R.J. Keller

    It’s quite a challenge, because I have to leave my novel-writing instincts behind, but it’s LOTS of fun. If you’re serious about giving it a try, I recommend reading “Story:Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting” by Robert McKee. It’s got lots of great (and interesting) how-to stuff.

  • bunnygirl

    I’ve been told I should write screenplays because my stories have a “cinematic” quality, whatever that means. (I suspect it’s code for “heavy on dialogue.”) But all that special formatting looks like a pain. Good on you for giving it another try!

  • Brenda G.

    I don’t know where else to put this comment. I just finished Waiting for Spring and I am bawling my eyes out. I’m telling all my friends about it too. It is my new favorite book! If “I want the rest of your life” isn’t the new “Tomorrow is another day” by the end of the decade I’ll be very surprised.

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