If you don’t know, The Merry Writer began as a Twitter hashtag game in 2018. Today, it’s a fun, informative podcast about all things creative writing and books.
Join co-hosts Ari Meghlen and Rachel Poli every Wednesday while we ask and answer all the “write” questions.
This week, we have three special guests joining us: Rich Hosek, Arnold Rudnick, and Loyd Auerbach. They’re here to help us talk about screenplays. Come join the conversation here!
Episode 162: How Do You Turn An Unproduced Screenplay Into A Novel?
Have you ever tried writing a screenplay before? Have you thought of turning it into a novel or vice versa? If so, Rich Hosek, Arnold Rudnick, and Loyd Auerbach join Ari and Rachel this week to discuss screenplays and novels.
In this episode, we cover:
- Why turn your unproduced screenplay into a novel
- The process of changing a screenplay into a novel
- What skills are needed for this process
- What challenges can arise during this process
- Creating a voice with three writers
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About Rich Hosek
Rich has written for numerous television series with his writing partner Arnold Rudnick including, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Star Trek: Voyager, and The New Addams Family for which they won a Leo Award for Best Writing for Comedy or Variety. More recently he has been focusing his efforts on novels and short stories. He is a fan of Legos and Doctor Who now that there is a Doctor Who Lego set, his life is complete. Be sure to check out his other novels at RichHosek.com, his short story fiction podcast, Bedtime Stories for Insomniacs at BedtimeStories.studio, and follow him on Twitter @RichHosek and on Facebook @WrittenByRichHosek.
About Arnold Rudnick
Arnold studied film and accounting at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked in feature development at Paramount Pictures and Gary Lucchesi Productions. Arnold and Rich have collaborated on numerous scripts for film and television, including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Star Trek: Voyager and The New Addams Family. He has also written children’s books, including ESPete: Sixth Grade Sens—which won a silver medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and Reader’s Favorite Awards and was a pick in Danny Brassell’s Lazy Readers Book Club—and Little Green. He and his wife live in Los Angeles, California.
About Loyd Auerbach
Loyd Auerbach, MS, is a world-recognized paranormal expert with thousands of media appearances and the author or coauthor of nine paranormal books and one on publishing and publicity. He is President of the Forever Family Foundation (since 2013, and Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations (since 1989). He is on faculty at Atlantic University and JFK University (National University) and teaches online Parapsychology courses through the Rhine Education Center. He is on the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center and the advisory board of the Windbridge Institute. He is a past president of the Psychic Entertainers association, and besides working as a parapsychologist, he performs as professional mentalist Professor Paranormal (and occasional chocolatier). Follow him @profparanormal on Twitter, and catch his bi-weekly Q&A live streams on Facebook.
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Rachel Poli is an indie author, podcaster, and content writer working on her debut cozy mystery novel.
Although she favors mystery, Rachel is a multi-genre author with too many ideas and characters in her head, often experimenting with short stories and flash fiction.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, organizing something, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.