Reader Question: What’s the biggest challenge novelists face when switching to screenwriting?
Scott Myers
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I’m going the other direction, from writing spec screenplays to novels. I’m finding that the focus on structure in screenplay is very helpful when organizing a novel. I’m lucky that present tense in fiction is now popular enough, because after having written screenplays it’s the only tense I find to be natural to write. I’ll be pushing that a bit by also writing in objective, aka cinematic, point of view.