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  1. Sorry, I guess I didn't make myself clear. I don't write screenplays. It's my books/stories that I see as movies.
  2. I don't have $100 million to direct the movie, so I write it down instead. My imagination dosen't need a huge budget, a stellar cast of A-list acting talent, exotic locations, or cutting-edge special effects. Because words are free.
  3. I think it all depends on what agreement a book might be under at the time. I'm really not sure if traditional publishers typically have clauses that cover media development or not. As a self-published author, I can free-wheel the process because I'm the publisher. Of course I wouldn't entertain any development agreement without first consulting an attorney. But in the end I think this is all academic for me. I'd probably have a better chance of winning the mega-bucks lottery than attracting a producer to develop my book into a movie.
  4. First, this was odd. But I digress. But there's the real issue. Like it or not, the bar is going to zero because there are too many writers who wouldn't have a problem with that, and too many producers who want to have more flexibility without financial risk. To be honest, I don't think I'd have an issue with a shopping agreement. Hey, if this makes it easier to get my work in front of a producer for potential development, why in the world would I object to waiving a paid option? So long as a reasonable option can be negotiated if they want to
  5. I bust it out after reading through five pages of a draft and discovering my favorite word is smirk. Twelve times over. Honestly, it could be after any word I happen to latch onto.
  6. Can you believe I went back to revise book 1? I wanted to fix some clunky writing and strengthen tie-ins to book 2. At this rate I might finish by 2030.
  7. If you're going to write a book series, have the first two books publish-ready, and be well into writing the third before releasing the first. Nothing worse than what I did by releasing book one, and five years later still haven't finished writing book 2.
  8. I oddly get that question when I bring him up. He's not quite as recognized as John Williams, but If you've seen any movie (and TV shows) from the early 1960's through 2000, you likely heard Jerry's music. He's been nominated for 18 Oscars, but sadly only won once for "The Omen." His other notable movies/TV scores are "Planet of the Apes (the original)," "Patton," "The Waltons," "Papillon," "Chinatown," "Alien," "Poltergeist," several "Star Trek" movies, "Masada (won an Emmy)," most "Rambo" movies, "Hoosiers," "Total Recall," and many more. If John Williams didn't score a big movie
  9. Caffeine. That and music. A Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack can usually get me out of any corner I write myself into. Hans Zimmer or John Williams will do in a pinch.
  10. And that's the million-dollar question, isn't it? There's no shortage of books, courses, fads, superstitions, etc., on this subject. I've been doing this for about ten years now, and I've seen a lot. And just when I think I've seen everything, someone comes up with a new "thing." I'll tell you what I've learned. The problem with all of these marketing ideas is that most tend to be effective for a specific (or subset of) genres. What works for a romance novel usually won't work as well for a thriller. And to make matters worse, whatever current sure-fire m
  11. I don't mean to offend, but are you using some sort of translation tool to English (from your native language)? If so, it's not working very well because both of your posts are nearly indecipherable.
  12. Actually, that was supposed to be a clever reference to the ongoing "The Emotions Behind Your Smirk?" topic. Guess I missed the mark.
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