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Reblog “Improve Your Novel by Writing a Screenplay (Plus Contest Opportunity)” by Jocelyn Rish


While most authors who make it to the movie-making stage do not get to adapt their novel into the official script, you should still experiment with screenwriting. It’s a great writing exercise and can improve your skills in many ways.

I first tried screenwriting about ten years ago due to a fun online contest. I ended up loving the format. I also noticed improvements in my “regular” writing, so I kept dabbling in it. Amazingly, two of my short scripts won grants to make them into movies: Saying Goodbye and High Heels & Hoodoo. While they weren’t grand Hollywood productions, I did get to dress up for red carpet photo shoots and watch my story on the big screen. Not gonna lie, there were tears.

But as incredible as those experiences were, the true benefit to writing screenplays has been the improvements to my writing. So what kind of improvements am I talking about?

To read more please go to Jocelyn Rish’s blog on Adventures in YA Publishing:

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/12/improve-your-novel-by-writing.html

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing Jocelyn’s blog post about screenwriting. She’s right, it will help improve your writing.

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    • Dear Sandra,
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad you also believe that writing a screenplay will improve your novel writing!

      Enjoy your day being you!
      Never Give Up
      Joan

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