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September 13, 2017

Revise Your Book, Hollywood-Style
Novelist, screenwriter, and editor John Robert Marlow shares his take on a secret weapon for manuscript revision

By John Robert Marlow Director of Development at The Editorial Department Are you an author who Has never tried using an outline?  Likes the idea of outlining, but gave up on it because it was too much trouble—or just didn’t work for you?  Uses an outline for initial story planning, but not for […]
August 24, 2016
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Is Your Book a Movie? (Part 2)
A crash course in book-to-screen adaptation

This blog is part of a series. To see Part 1 and find out what Hollywood wants your story to have, please click here. Is your book a movie? Should it be? How do you get from here to there-and what’s in it for you? Fasten your seat-belt, […]
August 3, 2016
Movie Theatre

Is Your Book a Movie? (Part 1)
A crash course in book-to-screen adaptation

Is your book a movie? Should it be? How do you get from here to there-and what’s in it for you? Fasten your seat-belt, and let’s rip through this… TED’s Director of Development, John Robert Marlow, presents a crash course in determining if your novel has cinematic potential. […]