Category Archives: Novels

Novel To Screenplay The Challenges Of Adaptation

Novel To Screenplay The Challenges Of Adaptation ADAPTATION 101
Brimming with confidence, you've just signed the check purchasing the rights to adapt John Doe's fabulous, but little known novel, Lawrence of Monrovia, to screenplay form. Suddenly, panic sets in. "What was I thinking? How the devil am I going to convert this 400-page novel to a 110-page screenplay?"
The answer is: "The same way you transport six elephants in a Hyundai...

How To Fire Up Your Motivation To Finish Your Novel

How To Fire Up Your Motivation To Finish Your Novel If you've ever thought about writing a novel, you aren't alone. Many people feel they've got some kind of story in them that the world must know. Just walking into a book store gives them a feeling of motivation, and they can easily imagine their name up there on the best seller list. But anybody who has started writing a novel knows how difficult it can be. Even if you have a well thought out idea for a story, it can be tough to transform those thoughts into ideas that people will be willing to pay good money for.

Do You Have What It Takes To Write A Novel?

Do You Have What It Takes To Write A Novel? Many people would love to write a novel and become rich and famous. Most people like to read, and when they finish reading a novel, they think to themselves, "hey, I could have written that!" If there are so many people capable of writing novels, why don't they do it?

Well, the truth is that it's not so easy. Taking any vague idea and turning it into something real is difficult enough as it is, but taking an idea for a story, and actually getting it all down on paper, in a form that many people would be willing to pay money to read, is something else altogether. However, go into any book store, and what do you see? Stacks and stacks of books. If these books were written by people, surely you've got what it takes to write a book, right? Well, in this article, we'll go over some of the things you need to have in order to write a book.

Structure And The Novel – The First 50 Pages

Structure And The Novel - The First 50 Pages We talked before about a novel's opening line, and how important getting it just right is.
So, now let's say you've written that bang up first line, and now let's focus on the rest of the book's beginning--the first fifty pages.

Isn't that just the hardest part? I hear from so many writers struggling with where to start, how much to convey up front, and how active page one needs to be, etc., etc. And the answers vary--a lot.

How To Structure Your Story When Writing A Novel

How To Structure Your Story When Writing A Novel Writing a novel is a big dream for many people. When you write one, you'll be surprised how many of your friends will admit they're in the middle of writing one as well. Of course, following through is very difficult. It takes time, effort, and a lot of dedication. Of course, since you are reading this, there's plenty that you've already done that shows you have what it takes to succeed.

Tips on How to Write a Novel

Tips on How to Write a Novel At some point in everybody's life, there must have been a book that they could not put down. Some people are so inspired that they even aspire to write their own novels. There are tens of thousands of books being written every year which means writers are more than just a handful. While the truly exceptional ones and bestsellers are really the cream of the crop, you can also pen your own novel if you are truly inspired. Here are some important steps that you should follow when you want to write your own novel.

Easy Tips To Help You Write Your Novel

Easy Tips To Help You Write Your Novel Almost everybody you bump into these days would tell you under the proper circumstances that they have a novel inside of them that they are sure would be a best seller. So why don't they write it and become famous? Many people have dreams of all sorts, but they never stick to them. If you want to write a novel, you've got to create a plan, and stick to it. In this article, you will learn some tips that will help you do just that.

First of all, you need a schedule.