Writing Workshop: Scripts and Prose
They're not always such different beasts, a screenplay and a novel, but usually they are. What are the differences a writer must account for, in writing for the collaborative medium of film as against the solo pursuit of the novel?
When Jeffrey Lewis stopped writing screenplays a decade ago to refocus on his first love, prose fiction, he found that he had to un-learn some things. But he also found continuities.
Jeffrey Lewis has won a string of awards for his novels including the Independent Publishers' Gold Medal for Literary Fiction. Lewis is the author of Adam the King, Meritocracy: A Love Story, Conference of the Birds, Theme Song for an Old Show, and Berlin Cantata, all published by Haus. He has also received two Emmys and the Writers’ Guild Award for his work as a writer and producer on Hill Street Blues.