So at my writers group about two weeks ago or so, our writing host who considers herself an expert (I’ve posted about her before) mentioned something about screenwriting. And I mentioned something that I personally heard and read online about traditionally published authors who are able to screenwrite or who are taking courses, etc.
I mentioned that I heard that authors who also are able to learn how to screenwrite CAN do their own screenplay should their story become optioned for film. She brushed off my statement and said, “Well I heard the exact opposite. They usually don’t care.”
Well, for one. What I heard is that they usually hire their own screenwriters because an author doesn’t know how to do it. That’s what I heard at least. The author has the right to offer themselves as a screenwriter, even if it’s really hard to get the ability to do so. I know it’s hard, but if the author has the ability to screenwrite, why not mention it?
I wonder if this is true or if the “expert” is correct? I was only saying what I read and heard from other people in the past. I really hate it when I get brushed off by people like that LOL.