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Represented by:
Jill Marr
Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
PMB 515

1155 Camino Del Mar, CA 92014

858-755-3115

http://dijkstraagency.com/

 

 

 Events

 

October, 2014.  

History in Action: Writing The Period Piece Script Webinar

http://www.writersstore.com/writing-the-period-piece/

 

December, 2012.  

How to Write a Contest-Winning Screenplay (to Jump-Start Your Career)

http://www.writersstore.com/authors/jon-james-miller/

 

How to Successfully Adapt a Book into a Screenplay Webinar

http://www.writersstore.com/how-to-successfully-adapt-a-book

 

August, 2012.  

8 Things First-Time Novelists Need to Avoid

http://tutorials.writersdigest.com/

 

How to Make First Person POVSuccessful - Part I

http://tutorials.writersdigest.com/

 

How to Make First Person POVSuccessful – Part II

http://tutorials.writersdigest.com/

 

July, 2012.  

3 Ways to Improve Your Query/Cover Letter Writers Digest On Demand Tutorial, Part I

http://tutorials.writersdigest.com/p-377-3-ways-to-improve-your-querycover-letter-part-ii.aspx

 

3 Ways to Improve Your Query/Cover Letter Writers Digest On Demand Tutorial, Part II

http://tutorials.writersdigest.com/p-376-3-ways-to-improve-your-querycover-letter-part-i.aspx

 

6 Ways to See Your Work Through an Agent or Publisher’s Eyes, Part I

http://tutorials.writersdigest.com/p-378-6-ways-to-see-your-work-through-an-agent-or-publishers-eyes-part-i.aspx

 

6 Ways to See Your Work Through an Agent or Publisher’s Eyes, Part II

http://tutorials.writersdigest.com/p-379-6-ways-to-see-your-work-through-an-agent-or-publishers-eyes-part-ii.aspx

 

June, 2012.  

Novel to Script: How to Adapt, Structure and Sell a Screenplay Based on a Book

http://www.writersstore.com/novel-to-script-how-to-adapt-structure-and-sell-a-screenplay-based-on-a-book

 

May, 2012.  

The Publishable Novel  Writers Digest OnDemand webinar

http://www.writersdigestshop.com/the-publishable-novel-webinar-75655

 

April, 2012.  

 

March, 2012.  

Based on a True Story: How to Secure, Write, and Sell Non-Fiction Screenplays and Book Proposals

www.writersstore.com/

 

February 22, 2012.  

Register today for this live webinar on adapting your screenplay into a publishable novel: Script to Novel: Double Your Odds of a Sale

www.writersstore.com/script-to-novel-double-your-odds-of-a-sale

 

July 23, 2011

Featured Presenter, "Pitching to Publishing Professionals"
DeVry University, Fremont, California
http://cwc-fremontareawriters.org/

 

July 19, 2011

Featured Presenter, "Strategies and Advice on Reaching Your Publishing Goals"
Central Coast Writers, Monterey, California
http://www.centralcoastwriters.org/

 

April 16 - 17, 2011

American Screenwriter’s Conference

Sacramento International Film Festival

11:30am, Crocker Art Museum – 216 O. Street, Sacramento, CA

 

Learn screenwriting tips from some of the best: UCLA Dean Emeritus Dr. Lew Hunter and William Morris agent Christopher Lockhart.

http://sacramentofilmfestival.net/

 

April 2, 2011

A Pre-Publication Workshop for those wanting to Spring into Publication

Redwood Writers – California Writers Club

9am - 3:30pm, Flamingo Hotel, 2777 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA

 

Presenters are Charlotte Cook, Jon James Miller, Persia Wooley and Marlene Cullen. Subjects covered include, Steps to Publication and How to Pitch, Publish and Sell Your Work.

http://redwoodwriters.org/series-workshop/workshops/

 

February 19, 2011

San Francisco / Peninsula Writers Club, Belmont, CA.  

Belmont Library

1110 Alameda de Las Pulgas

Belmont, CA 94002

 

With their combined experience in the publishing and film industry, Charlotte Cook and Jon James Miller will share their experience and advice on how to best proceed with a completed manuscript to publication.

 

January 15, 2011

Marin Writers – California Writers Club

"Panache, Polish and Planning Your Pitch: Moving Toward Publication," 10am - 4 pm through CWC Marin in Novato.

http://www.cwcmarinwriters.com/events/

 

October 7 - 10, 2010

Creative Screenwriting Expo, Los Angeles, CA.  

Catch Adapting Sideways at the Creative Screenwriting Expo. More information to come.

 

August 5 - 8, 2010

Willamette Writers Conference, Willamette, OR.  

Catch Charlotte Cook (with Jon James Miller) at her three presentations at the Willamette Writers Conference.  

 

June 7 - 8, 2010

6:00 - 9:00 pm

http://www.communityprograms.net/

Cuesta College

San Luis ObispoCampus - Room 4760

Bldg 4700, San Luis Obispo Cuesta College Campus on Hwy 1
PO Box 8106, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
Phone: (805) 546-3132

Instructor: Charlotte Cook & Jon James Miller

Adapting Sideways: The Not-So-Straightforward Transition from Screenwriter to Novelist

 

Adaptation of screenplays to novels has become a hot topic. The Hollywood spec market for screenplays has all but disappeared. The dwindling market for original screenplays in Hollywood has left aspiring screenwriters looking to the literary market to find an audience for their stories. Conventional wisdom is that screenwriters should find a market for their material as a novel first. The class covers the process of adapting a screenplay into a novel and the unique storytelling issues and real differences in writing craft. Join the instructors and learn from their year long work to adapt his award-winning screenplays into a novel. This class is to develop in screenwriters the necessary perspective and craft to find the novel in an existing screenplay or treatment. Though this class is aimed at screenwriters, there will be plenty of advice and insight for novelists…especially those who look to Hollywood to option their manuscripts. A workbook is provided.

 

April 18, 2010

Book Passage
The Marketplace
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA

415.927.0960
800.999.7909

"Adapting Sideways: TheNot-So-Straight-Forward Transition from Screenwriter to Novelist"

Charlotte Cook & Jon James Miller

 

The dwindling market for original screenplays in Hollywood has left many aspiring screenwriters looking to the literary market to find an audience for their stories. But the process of adapting from a screenplay into a novel presents unique storytelling issues that have yet to be formally addressed. This interactive workshop is the product of a year-long partnership between a publisher and award-winning screenwriter to develop an award-winning script into a publishable novel. Together Jon James Miller and Charlotte Cook have developed a seven-point evaluation for scripts and screenwriters that will also benefit novelists in evaluating their work. Points include determining if the script has enough story, translating from ensemble cast to point of view or point of narration, and taking back parenthetical direction and filling in all “the white on the page” to make for interesting reading from first page to last. Jon and Charlotte will provide examples from the process they have followed and pointers to novelists who would like to help their novels be more easily adaptable to the screen.

 

March 27, 2010

10:00 - 11:30

http://www.redwoodwriters.org/

Petaluma Novak Center (the Senior Center)

211 Novak Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954

"Adapting Sideways: The Not-So-Straight-Forward Transition from Screenwriter to Novelist"

Facilitated by Charlotte Cook, President of KOMENAR Publishing, and Hollywood screenwriter Jon James Miller.

 

The process of adapting a screenplay into a novel presents unique storytelling issues. Charlotte Cook and Jon James Miller have been working for a year to adapt one of his award-winning screenplays into a novel. The effort has produced a number of insights, strategies, and techniques for making the transformation. Though aimed at screenwriters, this facilitator pairing has plenty of advice for novelists who want to create novels that could be optioned for the screen. This has become a hot topic because the ‘spec market’ for screenplays has all but disappeared with conventional wisdom in Hollywood that “screenwriters should find a market for their material as a novel first.”

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