on Helping Writers become Authors:
I’ve been a book editor and a writer for a number of years now. As an author, I have one published novel in The Listeners; as an editor, I’ve worked on more than seventy. I’ve written screenplays that were optioned but never made, and I’ve sat at book signings to which no one showed up. I’ve spoken at conferences to audiences full of aspiring writers, I’ve counseled authors, and I’ve taught high school students the craft of fiction.
But this summer brought an experience I’ve never had before, and one reasonably likely never to happen.
This summer I saw the filming of my very first movie.
As my cryptozoological dramedy Ape Canyon now navigates its way through post-production, I find myself considering four important lessons I’ve learned through this process.
2 thoughts on “4 Things Writers Can Learn From Making a Movie – by Harrison Demchick…”
Making a movie was one of the most frustrating experiences of my life – I had to murder so many ‘darlings’ to fit the budget. Not sure if I’d do it again, but it has taught me to be ruthless when editing my work.
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Many sites, like that one, need to approve comments, so yours will be held until then, Annabelle 😃