screenwriting

TBT, adapting a novel for the screen

Remembering the screen adaptation I did of an action comedy novel by Jennifer Lawler...

The main characters in this enduring ensemble story are star-crossed lovers who also happen to be mercenaries — and 17th century English scholars. Think the good-humored violence of RED with a younger group.

The Mercenary's Tale, screen adaptation of the novel Not Quite a Hero. We spent two years (1990-2) adapting the story to the screen format.   

The Mercenary's Tale, screen adaptation of the novel Not Quite a Hero. We spent two years (1990-2) adapting the story to the screen format.

 

Here's what a 379 page 20 year old manuscript looks like. After I read the funny, classic love story for the first time in 1987/88 I couldn't forget it...

Always looking for an illustrator to convert the script into a graphic novel for iPad, btw.

We rewrite the screenplay every now and again. It's renamed COY MISTRESS. And Jennifer found a place for those Greek sailors she loves so much!

Learn more about Jennifer Lawler.

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Hosting a livestream of BinderCon sponsored by the Harnisch Foundation

Woman writer in the Bay Area? Come to this livestream party for BinderCon at UCLA on Saturday March 19



Join our LIVESTREAM PARTY for BINDERCON2016! 


Mingle with your sister Binders and other Bay Area women writers, and watch back-to-back sessions from this year’s conference at UCLA -- thanks to the Harnisch Foundation


  1. Freelancing in the digital age panel
  2. Lunchtime keynote with TV writer/producers Lisa Kudrow & Robin Schiff
  3. How to build writing community panel


See more about speakers & sessions this party will stream


Learn more about BinderCon, a professional development conference designed to empower women and gender non-conforming writers with the tools, connections, and strategies they need to advance their careers.