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  • Writer's pictureAmy Quick Parrish

9 Solid Reasons To Avoid Adapting A Screenplay Into A Novel

  1. You enjoy sending query letters, writing loglines and worrying about your synopsis.

  2. You like to spend $75 per script per contest every year for years on end.

  3. You love receiving rejection letters -- or better yet, silence.

  4. You don't want your friends and family to read your writing.

  5. You'd rather take a chance on never earning anything from your writing.

  6. You've already invested a lot of money in Final Draft (I hear you there!)

  7. What if someone reads your novel and tells you you're a good writer?

  8. What if you end up with a career as a novelist?

  9. What if your novel ends up in the hands of a producer who could make your film?


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