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    Screenplay Vs. Novel

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by lilmisspants, Dec 9, 2011.

    What do you think is easier to write when you are first starting out? The reason I ask is because I have a story in my head that I feel I really need to write. The only problem is, I am seeing it play out like a movie. I see and hear every little detail, and when I try to write it in the form of a novel, I can't find the words. I'm not sure if this makes any sense, but I am hoping someone can give me some advice. I would really appreciate it. Thanks for your time :)
     
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    i mentor both beginning novelists and screenwriters, so drop me a line if you want help with this dilemma...

    meanwhile, in re your question, since screenwriting requires a mandated format and a very different writing style than prose, you'd most likely find it easier to write a novel... however, if you're seeing your story as a movie, you may well decide it's worth the extra time and effort to learn how to write a script...

    love and hugs, maia
     

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