Today I have an interview with screenwriter Adam Gaines. We discuss what happens in the ‘writer's room', collaboration, how self-publishing his own one-act play got him a deal, as well as how you could pitch your book.
In the intro, I give a personal update about CrimeFest and my progress on the Third edition of How to Market a Book. It's available for pre-order, and you can get 30% off on Kobo with promo code: MARKET30.
I also mention the Youpreneur Summit in London this November – join me and top speakers like Chris Ducker, Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Carrie Green, Amy Schmittauer, John Jantsch, and many more. Early bird pricing is available now, so if you want to grow an online business around your book (as I have), then click here to check out more details.
Today's show is sponsored by my own How to Write a Novel course, which I created while writing End of Days, so you get a behind the scenes look at how the book came together. One course member, Leigh Anderson said, “This course is exactly what I was looking for. I now feel well on my way to writing and completing my first draft. It has been a real breakthrough for me.” Check it out at www.TheCreativePenn.com/writenovel
Adam Gaines is a screenwriter, playwright and Indie author living in Los Angeles. He has written for Network TV Shows like “State of Affairs” and “The Bridge” as well as writing feature films and his own shorts.
- How Adam got started on his screenwriting path, and why he chose the route he did
- Working collaboratively in a TV writers' room vs. working solo as an author
- Why credits (and therefore residuals) are so important for screenwriters
- Tips for pitching your story or book adaptation to Hollywood
- Why Adam wrote and indie published his one-act plays and how they have helped his screenwriting career
You can find Adam on Twitter @Nothing_To_Gain