Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lights, camera... read!

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This Week's Topic:
We'd like to know, in your opinion, what is it that makes some books seem ideal for a film translation?

This is interesting. When I write I generally 'see' the scenes playing out as a movie in my mind, but my WIP had a beta reader commenting 'I could see this being one of those movies where everything happens on one amazing weekend'. When interrogated... i mean, questioned, he didn't know whether it was different writing or what.

For me, it's a combination. i would consider something that paints a vivid picture in my mind. it needs a good pace and a great hook to make a good movie poster.

A cute hero and kissing is nice too!!
What do you think?


  1. Sounds like you covered all the important elements there! Cute hero and kissing, must haves:)

  2. I picture my story playing out in my head like a film too. The same goes for when I'm reading books. I think it's difficult not to given that we've been raised watching movies and TV. But that's all right. :)

  3. I, too, picture my stories playing out in my head like movies. I have to be able to see everything in great detail to be able to fully grasp a scene.

    Cute heroes and kissing are always nice :)


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