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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hey - I Wrote a Book

So first off, clearly I need to post more.  Apologies.  It's been a long two years, for many reasons.

Touching Blue is still in development at Amazon.  I did a couple of passes, and then they brought in another writer.  But last I heard, they are still throwing money at it, which is good.  If it's ever made, I get a big chunk of cash, which would be nice.

In the meantime, I wrote a couple of other scripts that are currently out getting eyeballs on them (hopefully).

And just for fun, I also wrote a book.  The link is here.

I was contacted by a publisher in New Hampshire, who had the idea of doing lightly novelized versions of unproduced screenplays.  So I novelized one of mine, which is literally just taking a screenplay and retyping it into prose form.

The only thing I added was a few "he says" and "she replies".  It's all in present-tense, and very lean.  It's meant to be read in about the time it takes to watch a movie - perfect to read on a plane flight.

It was an interesting experience, and I'm happy with the result.  And the result is sort of eye-opening - it's definitely miles more readable to the kind of non-industry people (like my parents) whose brain hurts when they try to read a screenplay.

And hey, I wrote a book.  It's on Amazon.  And it didn't cost me anything.

So now that's crossed off my bucket list.  And if you happen to pick up a copy, and say a few nice words about it on Amazon...   Thanks  :-)