Thursday, April 9, 2015

You're Not Alone—10 Perfectly Normal Struggles When Writing a Novel

by Warren Adler @WarrenAdler


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Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated dark comedy hit starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. Adler's international hit stage adaptation of the novel will premiere on Broadway in 2015-2016. Adler has also optioned and sold film rights for a number of his works including Random Hearts (starring Harrison Ford and Kristen Scott Thomas) and The Sunset Gang (produced by Linda Lavin for PBS' American Playhouse series starring Jerry Stiller, Uta Hagen, Harold Gould and Doris Roberts). In recent development are the Broadway Production of The War of the Roses, to be produced by Jay and Cindy Gutterman, The War of the Roses - The Children (Grey Eagle Films and Permut Presentations), a feature film adaptation of the sequel to Adler's iconic divorce story, Target Churchill (Grey Eagle Films and Solution Entertainment),Mourning Glory, to be adapted by Karen Leigh Hopkins, and Capitol Crimes (Grey Eagle Films and Sennet Entertainment), a television series based on his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series. Warren Adler's newest thriller, Treadmill, is officially available.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for the encouraging post.

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  2. I've heard "You're always at your desk" more times than I can count. I'm not, you know. It just seems that way to others. :-}

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  3. Thanks, Warren Adler. Seven, eight, nine, and ten are at the top of my list. The scariest thing about editors is that each one that looks at your work will make changes based on his/her preferences. If you listened to all of them, you'd likely have no story left! I believe in learning as much as you can about your craft--and that includes the technical aspects of writing. Once you've done your homework, then you can trust beta readers to point out any character or plot flaws in your story. A proofreader is also essential. Then, go forth and publish your book!

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  4. What a fabulous post! Thanks for the encouragement.

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  5. Interesting post, Warren Adler. Ten particularly resonates with me. Indeed, characters tend to step out of line. But that's both inevitable and fortunate. In fact, on more than one occasion they helped me write whole scenes I had, till that moment, only vaguely envisioned. =)

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  6. Number 8 gave me the giggles, editors and "backseat editors". Great post!

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  7. Warren, you must live at my house (which is sort of creepy to think about). Seriously, I've had every one of those thoughts and situations. I think that's why it's nice, every once in a while, to hang out with other writers. "Civilians" don't know about those things. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Elle, glad to know I gave someone the giggles

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