Adapting Novel to Screenplay


Turn Your Novel Into Hollywood’s Next Bestseller!


The BEST COURSE CHOICE for those who want to master the art of adaptation!

Do you have a novel or an idea for a novel that would make a great movie? Has someone asked you to adapt their novel or short story for television or the movies? This course shows you how to create and market a screenplay based on a book. You’ll discover how to take that prose and turn it into a script, using:

  • Story Structure
  • Character Building
  • Settings
  • Conflict
  • Suspense
  • Mystery
  • Dialogue

Screenplays have different requirements from novels. They are more visual, and your characters need to keep active and immersed in conflict. We’ll use an actual project to give you real examples of the decisions we made in adapting a novel to a screenplay.

The accompanying e-textbook (free with Amazon Prime) contains the complete novel, plus the first and final drafts of the screenplay. You’ll be able to follow along in the book and the screenplay, to see what we changed, and why we changed it.

You’ll also learn:

  • The Do’s and Don’ts of screenplays
  • Screenplay formatting
  • To Develop a Pitch, Logline and Synopsis
  • How to Market Your Screenplay