How do you Adapt Books for the Stage or Screen?

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox

Jacqueline Woodson has recently adapted her award-winning book LOCOMOTION for the Kennedy Center stage (the show premieres on October 23rd).  In a piece she wrote for The Huffington Post, she talks about the inspiration for the story and how she adapted it for the stage. 

Earlier this summer, I worked on a film “Capture the Flag,” which was the screen adaptation of a novel by Rebecca Chace and Chace was one of the writers adapting for the screen. 

As a writer, do you think about the stage or screen adaptations of your work when writing the book?  How do you approach the writing if you are adapting for a different medium?

About the Author

Erin L. Cox

Erin L. Cox has worked as Business Development Director for Publishing Perspectives. She is a Senior Associate at Rob Weisbach Creative Management, where she represents writers and handles publicity and advertising clients.