Adapting Novel to Screenplay
What you'll learn
- Turn Your Novel Into a Screenplay
- Structure Your Plot
- Build Characters
- Develop Settings
- Create Conflict, Suspense and Mystery
- Write Realistic Dialogue
- Format Your Screenplay
- Develop a Pitch, Logline and Synopsis
- Market Your Screenplay
- Open to all aspiring writers, young or old, experienced or just getting started
Do you have a novel or an idea for a novel that would make a great movie? Has someone asked you to adapt their novel or short story for television or the movies? This course shows you how to create and market a screenplay based upon a book. You'll discover how to take that prose and turn it into a script, using:
- Story Structure
- Character Building
Screenplays have different requirements from novels. They are more visual, and your characters need to keep active and immersed in conflict. We'll use an actual project to give you real examples of the decisions we made in adapting a novel to a screenplay.
The accompanying e-textbook (free with Amazon Prime) contains the complete novel, plus the first and final drafts of the screenplay. You'll be able to follow along in the book and the screenplay, to see what we changed, and why we changed it.You'll also learn:
- The Do's and Don'ts of screenplays
- Screenplay formatting
- To Develop a Pitch, Logline and Synopsis
- How to Market Your Screenplay
Whether you're a first time screenwriter or are looking for techniques to polish your skills, this course will give you all the tools you need to adapt any novel into a potential Hollywood blockbuster. Enroll now!
Who this course is for:
- Authors With All Levels of Experience
- Authors with novels, complete or in process
- Anyone who dreams of getting their idea for a movie produced
Steve Alcorn is a theme park designer, author, teacher, and the founder of Writing Academy. His novels include mysteries, young adult stories, historic fiction and romance. His is also the author of How to Fix Your Novel.
Steve has helped more than 30,000 aspiring writers structure their novels, through the online learning programs of 1500 colleges and universities worldwide. Many of his students are now published authors, and you can be, too!
Dani is the author of the Young Adult novel The Last Telepath, and three screenplays:
A Quintessence of Dust, a science fiction riff on what would happen if Hamlet met Bladerunner
How to Catch an Englishman, a romantic comedy about moving overseas in search of an eligible bachelor
Do No Harm, a drama that explores the ethical choices facing a heart surgeon when her personal and professional lives collide
Dani graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University, where she majored in Psychology and Radio, Television, & Film.