Why Turn Your Book into a Movie?
It’s the 21st Century and more people watch movies, televsion, videos and the internet today rather than simply reading a book. So you can reach a much wider audience with a movie than a film. You may have a great story and/or a great message but it may take someone a long time to read your book and they might not even finish it. The fact is that most people don’t get past the first quarter of a book before they put it down and shelf if forever. But if you convey your story in a movie, they will be able to see, hear and experience it in 1 to 2 hours. Think about that. You are more likely to leave an indelible mark on the world and have a positive impact on people with a movie than a book today.
If You Have a Good Story, You’re Good to Go!
If you have a good story or a powerful message from a book you wrote, then you’re halfway home in writing a screenplay. You just need to learn the rules of scriptwriting, including plot structure, so you write a professional screenplay that captures and keeps your audience’s attention. If you retrain yourself to think like a filmmaker rather than an author, which means learning how to tell your story in visual elements that move and draw the audience into the world of your characters rather than simply in words, then you can easily leverage your expertise and platform as an author to help get your film financed.
Authors Make Great Scriptwriters and Filmmakers
If you have the discipline, creativity and wherewithal to write, publish and promote your own book, then you are perfect for the movie business so don’t let a bout of doubt take you out.
Making the Leap of Faith
When you decide to make a film, there is a creative force in the universe that lifts and supports you beyond your wildest imagination. You begin to manifest all the tools and people you need to make that a reality. I know because I’ve done it and I’ve experienced unexplained miracles in the process. People in the film industry are incredibly resourceful, creative, upbeat, diligent and most of all giving of their time and knowledge. If you’re ready to meet like-minded people and take your life to the next level, don’t wait another minute.
You can get started right away learning how to turn your book into a movie.
copyright © 2012 by Beth Rosen