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    Adapting a short story from tv show

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by OurJud, Jul 30, 2015.

    I've thought about doing this many times in the past, just as a practice, but have never got round to it.

    The idea is to take an episode of your favourite TV show, and write it as a short story. Right now, an old episode of Only Fools and Horses is showing (it's a classic in England) and as always, I'm struck by the brilliance of the writing - some of the exchanges in this particular episode are so good, that the laughter track kind of spoils it, and I find myself imaging how good a social drama it could be without it.

    The story would be funny - because of the naturally funny dialogue in the episode - but it would be interesting to do this and see how it reads as a short story.

    It would also be good practice for my third-person writing.
     
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    So it's like a prequel to all fanfiction?
     
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    If you say so :meh:

    In all honestly I have no idea what 'fanfiction' is. I've heard the term, but it's something my instinct tells me to avoid like the plague.
     
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    It would be like following in the footsteps of Alan Dean Foster, the king of movie novelizations. A very interesting idea, @OurJud.
     
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    Basically, it's a fanmade fiction piece based on an art piece.
     

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