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About John Robert Marlow

John is a screenwriter, editor, and all-around screen adaptation whiz specializing in consultation, collaboration, and ghostwriting to explore and maximize a book’s potential for film and TV. Interested in working with John? Please click here.

Revise Your Book, Hollywood-Style A novelist, screenwriter, and editor shares his take on a secret weapon for manuscript revision

by John Robert Marlow

Are you an author who

  • Has never tried using an outline?
  • Likes the idea of outlining, but gave up on it because it was too much trouble—or just didn’t work for you?
  • Uses an outline for initial story planning, but not for revisions?
  • Would rather have a root canal than use an outline?

If so, you’re not alone. Let’s face it: traditional outlines—with formatting and structure imposed by programs like Microsoft Word—can be a huge pain, especially when you want to change things. All […]

By | 2018-05-16T18:13:28+00:00 |Developmental Editing, JRM, The Writer’s Craft|Comments Off on Revise Your Book, Hollywood-Style A novelist, screenwriter, and editor shares his take on a secret weapon for manuscript revision

Is Your Book a Movie? (Part 2) A crash course in book-to-screen adaptation

This blog is part of a series. To see Part 1 and find out what Hollywood wants your story to have, please click here.

Is your book a movie? Should it be? How do you get from here to there-and what’s in it for you? Fasten your seat-belt, and let’s rip through this…

TED’s Director of Development, John Robert Marlow, presents a crash course in determining if your novel has cinematic potential.

 

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By | 2018-05-03T19:02:44+00:00 |JRM, Screenwriting & Screenplay Adaptation, Trends|Comments Off on Is Your Book a Movie? (Part 2) A crash course in book-to-screen adaptation

Is Your Book a Movie? (Part 1) A crash course in book-to-screen adaptation

Is your book a movie? Should it be? How do you get from here to there-and what’s in it for you? Fasten your seat-belt, and let’s rip through this…

TED’s Director of Development, John Robert Marlow, presents a crash course in determining if your novel has cinematic potential.

THE AWFUL TRUTH

Let’s face it: being an author is a noble profession, but reaching the financial pinnacle of our chosen profession requires more than the ability to put brilliant words on paper.

Consider Forbes […]

By | 2018-05-03T19:03:14+00:00 |JRM, Screenwriting & Screenplay Adaptation, The Writer’s Craft, Trends|Comments Off on Is Your Book a Movie? (Part 1) A crash course in book-to-screen adaptation