# Crossover

Bridging the divide between filmmaking, screenwriting, novel writing, playwriting, and other -ings.

The Fear That Freedom Can Bring

The Fear That Freedom Can Bring

My mentality was "I’m a fucking great writer," though I had no proof of that. That was my first mistake.

# Read # Crossover # The Creative Mind
5 min read

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Shouting from the Rooftops

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Shouting from the Rooftops

One of the hardest things about publishing is soliciting an audience. Unless you happen to be famous, you’re going to have to put in a lot of work.

# Read # Sight & Storytelling # Crossover
8 min read

F*ck It

F*ck It

... I still could feel that cursed imposter syndrome setting up camp in my gut, a disruptive, loud-as-shit tenant, if there ever was one.

# Read # Breaking In # The Business of Art # Crossover
5 min read

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Publishing and Release

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Publishing and Release

As appealing as it is, getting published traditionally comes at a price.

# Read # Sight & Storytelling # Crossover
6 min read

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Directing on the Page

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Directing on the Page

This is when things get real. You’re about to embark on the graphic novel equivalent of “Principal Photography.”

# Read # Sight & Storytelling # Crossover
8 min read

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: The Script

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: The Script

Creating art takes time. With every additional page, the production schedule gets longer. And the longer it takes to produce, the longer it will be before you can bring your project to market.

# Read # Sight & Storytelling # Crossover
7 min read

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel

During one pitch, we were asked if our screenplay was based on a graphic novel. The answer was no, but it had crossed our minds to adapt it in the opposite direction.

# Read # Crossover # Sight & Storytelling
6 min read

Why We're Doing Our Movie as a Play and Other Lessons in Rejecting Rejection

Why We're Doing Our Movie as a Play and Other Lessons in Rejecting Rejection

As the rejections racked up, we felt frustrated: How is no one seeing what we’re seeing? This is the right comedy for the right time ...

# Read # Breaking In # Crossover
5 min read

Unleash Your Inner Director: Writing Graphic Novels vs. Screenplays

Unleash Your Inner Director: Writing Graphic Novels vs. Screenplays

Too many writers jump into projects without knowing what their role is as an artist.

# Read # Sight & Storytelling # Crossover
7 min read

John Pollono and the Small Engine That Could

John Pollono and the Small Engine That Could

"... the country right now is so fucking political and divided that the only safety you have is if you feel that the art is regurgitating your own opinions and political beliefs back at you. I find that incredibly boring."

# Read # The District # Interviews # Mentoring # Crossover
36 min read

One Night with Kemp Powers...

One Night with Kemp Powers...

"I just want to put stuff out there that reminds people how we are not only interconnected, but we're codependent. And we won't accept that, like we actually kind of all need each other." - Kemp Powers

# Read # Q&A # Interviews # Mentoring # The District # Crossover
41 min read

The Doubt of Adaptation

The Doubt of Adaptation

The first pass was—traumatic. I was re-reading every single word of my novel, dissecting where I could have written it better, second-guessing so many things. I had to stop that critic in my head just so I could get the work done.

# Read # Crossover
5 min read

Crossing Over

Crossing Over

I knew about 12 pt. Courier font, hiding exposition, keeping descriptions short ... but I had no idea how to write a middle grade memoir.

# Read # Crossover
6 min read

Palate Cleansing: The Art of Writing Novels and Screenplays

Palate Cleansing: The Art of Writing Novels and Screenplays

The death knell of a writer is to become bored, or even worse, blocked. I’ve avoided this plague by keeping myself challenged and engaged in different mediums.

# Read # Crossover
4 min read

Moving Words: An Interview with Deborah Kahan Kolb

Moving Words: An Interview with Deborah Kahan Kolb

Eight minutes of movie, zero spoken lines, and I still can barely write about it without crying.

# Read # Crossover # Interviews
6 min read
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