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“…a real page-turner … riveting and profound”
– Binghamton Children’s Books Examiner
It’s been nearly 4 years since Rocket Summer was published. Have you… Continue reading “Rocket Summer” is Four Years Old
Here’s the story behind what turned a simple cutaway scene in the screenplay’s third act into a whole *new* chapter in the novel – and why I think it works.
Continue reading From Screenplay to Novel – How One Short Scene Became A Whole Chapter
With the novelization of Rocket Summer coming close to completion, and the film development moving forward, it’s time to spin off Rocket Summer into its own site.
I’m excited to announce Rocket Summer at RocketSummer.info.
This is a passage that’s been rewritten SO many times in the screenplay it isn’t even funny. It’s a turning point for Lacey, a glimpse for her into her father’s process, and the beginnings of her realization that he’s human and hurting.
I’m hoping this is finally doing what it needs to do. Of course, this isn’t the whole conversation.
Continue reading Screenplay to Novel: Rocket Summer. The Conversation.
This is a long one.
There’s a theme in Rocket Summer that touches on child abuse and abandonment… this is Darlene’s perspective.
Continue reading Converting a screenplay to a novel: Rocket Summer
Another excerpt from the novelization of the Rocket Summer screenplay. “It was everything she’d imagined…”
Continue reading Converting Screenplay to Novel: Rocket Summer
Another chapter down… now we’re at the point where a great trust has been broken. It was a delicate trust to begin with.
Continue reading Screenplay to Novel – Rocket Summer