Welcome to this three-part miniseries  about the book-to-movie process. Contrary to what I mentioned in the recording, the next two will be published this week! 🙂

I’ll be sharing some of what I learned when my memoir, Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters, became Stolen By Their Father on Lifetime Television, and mistakes I made (and nearly made) throughout the process. I’ll answer questions some of you have asked, relying on my experience and my research that included speaking with a screenwriter, a producer, an author-turned screenwriter, and an author who signed too many rights away when optioning her memoir.

In this minisode, you will learn:

*The advantages of working with a literary or film agent when considering optioning your book rights outweigh the inconveniece or expense of doing so.

* Authors do not need to wait to be “discovered” to move forward with their book-to-movie process. Contests, hiring a screenwriting coach or consultant

* Unknown screenwriters need a person in their corner to connect them to the right people in the film industry.

(Authors, you’re invited to sign up for my free Masterclass -The Three Mistakes New Authors Make and the Mindset Shifts to Fix Them on May 4 and 5th, 2022. Click HERE for May 4 and HERE for May 5)

For Resources mentioned in  this podcast series




Fabulous round table with writing and film experts on Lit Hub- https://lithub.com/literary-roundtable-how-does-a-book-get-adapted-for-tv-or-film/

Susan Joyce, author at https://susanjoycejourneys.com/

Susan recommends:

Masterclass https://www.masterclass.com/classes/shonda-rhimes-teaches-writing-for-television

Stage 32, a public forum.

How My First Novel Became a Movie by Caren Lissner, published in The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/09/how-my-first-novel-became-a-movie/539430/

Books on screenwriting
Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field

Bio: Lizbeth Meredith is an author, speaker, and online teacher whose memoir is now a movie on Lifetime.

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