@gregpincus: TOPIC: Hunger Games. Lorax. Do you think "movie" when you're working on your book?

Do you think "book" when watching a movie? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:00 am

@BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: Hunger Games. Lorax. Do you think "movie" when you're working on your book? Do you think "book" when watching a movie? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:00 am

@kidlitchat: TOPIC: Hunger Games. Lorax. Do you think "movie" when you're working on your book? Do you think "book" when watching a movie? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:00 am

@lisabrowndraws: RT TOPIC: Hunger Games. Lorax. Do you think "movie" when working on yr book? Do you think "book" when watching a movie? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:01 am

@delzey: TOPIC: Hunger Games. Lorax. Do you think "movie" when you're working on your book? Do you think "book" when watching a movie? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:01 am

@amberjkeyser: I'm in an odd position. my novel is pay of a #transmedia project and thus was conceived as a partner to a movie at the outset #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:03 am

@gregpincus: Personally, when I'm watching a movie, I try to avoid thinking of the book as much as possible. It's a challenge, though. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:03 am

@SheviStories: #kidlitchat TOPIC: Hunger Games. Lorax. Do you think "movie" when you're working on your book? Do you think "book" when watching a movie?
March 21, 2012, 1:03 am

@gregpincus: @TPBookSeries Interesting. Did you give thought to making it a script first? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:04 am

@LaurelSnyder: I don't think about movies when writing, not ever. But of course, after the book is done, I sometimes daydream about Tim Burton. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:04 am

@gregorywalters: @gregpincus Agreed. Very challenging to tune out the book when watching the movie. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:04 am

@delzey: my first storytelling "language" was screenwriting, so there's a lot of back-nforth thinking going on when i write books #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:04 am

@LaurelSnyder: @amberjkeyser That's interesting. How does it affect your sense of what will work/not work? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:05 am

@gregpincus: @amberjkeyser I'd think that'll be more and more common. Did it impact how you wrote? What you wrote? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:05 am

@lisabrowndraws: I don't think about movies when writing. Though sometimes I think about movies while reading other people's books. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:06 am

@SheviStories: Interesting. I started out wanting to be a director. It's all about storytelling, and writing lets you control the story better.#kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:06 am

@BonnieAdamson: @lisabrowndraws me, too--I always cast my favorite books. :-) #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:06 am

@SheviStories: It's not that I think "Hey, this would be a great movie." I see and hear a book like I'm watching a movie. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:07 am

@gregorywalters: Sometimes I see my life as a movie...a bad one, no doubt. I must see & hear the stories I write. Something akin to movie format. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:07 am

@amberjkeyser: @gregpincus yes. I write visually and think about budget for effects #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:07 am

@nardinisisters: Yes, we do write like a "movie
March 21, 2012, 1:08 am

@gregorywalters: @lisabrowndraws Yes, when I read books, they play like movies in my mind. Important for readers to visualize. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:08 am

@SheviStories: My degrees, by the way, are in English Lit and Theater, but I've taken art and design classes. It's all storytelling to me. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:08 am

@srjohannes: As i write the book unfolds like a movie in my mind. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:08 am

@winterhansen: #kidlitchat When I write, it's like a movie in my head, very visual, but I don't think, "This is going to make a great movie."

March 21, 2012, 1:08 am

@kellyhashway: Same here! RT @srjohannes: As i write the book unfolds like a movie in my mind. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:09 am

@amberjkeyser: Thinking in scenes helps make my writing more vibrant #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:09 am

@NeelySSimpson: #kidlitchat I do think movie when I'm working on my book because I watch it in my mind like I'm seeing a movie.
March 21, 2012, 1:09 am

@SheviStories: Writers should analyze movies like they analyze books. We can learn from storytelling in every medium. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:09 am

@delzey: i like to pace scenes in books like movies, which is odd because i prefer movies w/ longer dialog scenes - over 3 minutes (rare) #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:10 am

@nardinisisters: Same here. RT @amberjkeyser: Thinking in scenes helps make my writing more vibrant #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:10 am

@gregorywalters: Thinking in a movie format while writing helps me stick to "show, don't tell." #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:11 am

@KateMessner: As a novelist, I find screenwriting books like Snyder's SAVE THE CAT & Truby's ANATOMY OF STORY to be really valuable. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:11 am

@SheviStories: @delzey With my theater background, I'm good at writing dialogue. I tend to skimp on description. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:11 am

@SBRodgers1: Yes, it helps you write scenes to be more real, visualn #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:12 am

@amberjkeyser: And let me recommend mckee's book "Story". It's about screen writing but will help all prose. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:12 am

@SheviStories: @KateMessner I also like THE COMIC TOOLBOX. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:12 am

@SBRodgers1: especially when writing action! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:12 am

@NeelySSimpson: #kidlitchat sometimes I go a little overboard with the stage directions and crit partner has to help me take out the minutiae
March 21, 2012, 1:13 am

@nardinisisters: RT @srjohannes: As i write the book unfolds like a movie in my mind. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:13 am

@karensandlerYA: I've written a lot of screenplays. I think three-act structure when I'm plotting a novel. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:14 am

@SBRodgers1: Am I the only one who reads in animation?As in characters are more cartoon in my imagination ... DAMN YOU DISNEY! LOLn #kidlitchat

March 21, 2012, 1:14 am

@delzey: @SheviStories yeah, i have problems with narrative because i find dialog moves things along faster #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:15 am

@SBRodgers1: @nardinisisters This!n #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:15 am

@amberjkeyser: Working with the #AngelPunk fact web writers has taught me that my previous novel is probably not movie material #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:15 am

@karensandlerYA: One thing I learned writing screenplays is that you don't have to describe every move a character makes going from point A to B #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:16 am

@gregpincus: @amberjkeyser Oh, most novels aren't movie material! #kidlitchat Totally different media.
March 21, 2012, 1:16 am

@NeelySSimpson: @SBRodgers1 Ha! I love that. Do you dream in animation, too? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:17 am

@SBRodgers1: @gregpincus I think a books popularity dictates if it's going to reach the movie phase. n #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:17 am

@karensandlerYA: @delzey Sometimes I zip along with dialogue, w/o any setting/narrative. Then I go back & write in where the talking heads are. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:18 am

@SBRodgers1: @NeelySSimpson More than half the time LOL! Then the realistic dreams scare the blank out of me lol #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:18 am

@karensandlerYA: @gregpincus Right. Movies are a visual medium. If an actor can't act what's on the page, it's dead weight. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:18 am

@LaurelSnyder: @SBRodgers1 But sometimes they sell to film before they come out in print. SOme things are just made to be movies. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:18 am

@gregpincus: @SBRodgers1 It's more than popularity. It's market, subject matter, castability, filmability, etc. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:18 am

@delzey: i think because i am visualizing the story as i write a movie version is redundant. but i see movies in other's books #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:18 am

@lisabrowndraws: Altho many books are optioned even before they are published RT @SBRodgers1: #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:18 am

@KimBriggs_Write: I constantly act out my scenes as I write them. Dialogue moves the story along so well. Narrative slows it down. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:19 am

@lisabrowndraws: And (most) optioned never get filmed RT @LaurelSnyder: @SBRodgers1 sometimes they sell to film before they come out in print. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:19 am

@delzey: @karensandlerYA when i'm stuck i can usually dialog my way out of a jam, backfill later, as you said #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:19 am

@gregpincus: @LaurelSnyder And many things aren't made to be movies. Not a bad thing. Just a fact thing. #Kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:19 am

@amberjkeyser: And it's important to remember that not all options are exercised #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:20 am

@karensandlerYA: There are some very popular books out there which have never been filmed. They just aren't visual enough. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:20 am

@gregorywalters: @nardinisisters The kidlit genre plays a major factor in film deals. (Think Hunger Games/Harry Potter.) #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:20 am

@SBRodgers1: @LaurelSnyder that is very true, but that's more about marketing and trying to create the next big thing. control the popularity #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:20 am

@nardinisisters: RT @karensandlerYA: There are some very popular books out there which have never been filmed. They just arent visual enough. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:20 am

@LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws Sure, but now and then they do. Though usually big sales. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:21 am

@lisabrowndraws: I don't believe you :) RT @LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws Sure,

but now and then they do. Though usually big sales. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:21 am

@SBRodgers1: I don't take "options" very seriously ... its more like claiming it in case it is popular. n #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:21 am

@karensandlerYA: @amberjkeyser It's such a long, long path from a film option to a finished film. It's an even tougher path than getting pubbed #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:21 am

@amberjkeyser: I can't wait to see what they do to Perks of Being a Wallflower #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:22 am

@nardinisisters: We just had a film production company ask who held the rights to our book. We said we did. Haven't heard back. hummmmm. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:22 am

@gregpincus: @SBRodgers1 Oh, I disagree. Books sell early because someone sees the movie OR there's huge buzz. Not about control. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:22 am

@lisabrowndraws: Options are free money for authors. Wheeee! RT @SBRodgers1: I don't take "options" very seriously ... #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:22 am

@SBRodgers1: @gregorywalters indeedn #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:22 am

@karensandlerYA: @SBRodgers1 Heh. I'd take an option very seriously if it was my book, presuming they're paying me for it. I'll take the money! #kidlitchat

March 21, 2012, 1:22 am

@JoeVampireBlog: RT @amberjkeyser: I can't wait to see what they do to Perks of Being a Wallflower #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:22 am

@karensandlerYA: @SBRodgers1 But you're right, just cuz they option it doesn't mean it will ever be a movie. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:23 am

@KateMessner: My 10yo daughter makes awful faces every time one of my books has a film option inquiry. She loathes movies of books she loves. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:23 am

@lisabrowndraws: Most don't. RT @karensandlerYA: @SBRodgers1 But you're right, just cuz they option it doesn't mean it will ever be a movie. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:23 am

@nardinisisters: @gregorywalters Yes, kidlit genre is very hot when thinking about books/films. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:23 am

@LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws Not that it's something I know about from experience... #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:23 am

@lindsey_leavitt: @katemessner I need your daughter to make some awful option faces on my behalf :) #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:24 am

@LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws Like? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:24 am

@JoeVampireBlog: RT for you, @candyelion (though I don't think you're on here now)"can't wait to see what they do to Perks of Being a Wallflower #kidlitchat"
March 21, 2012, 1:24 am

@gregpincus: @karensandlerYA @SBRodgers1 For that matter, just because they pay for a script doesn't mean it'll be made. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:24 am

@KimBriggs_Write: I think so many writers get carried away with description. It slows the story. Movie books move fast or half the book #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:24 am

@SBRodgers1: as a business person, i see movie book/movie deals on a new book (like I am # six) as a way to ensure popularity and salesn #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:24 am

@gregorywalters: I wish they'd never filmed HOLES. The book is superior, but now I have a hard time getting kids to read it. "Saw the movie..." #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:25 am

@karensandlerYA: @gregpincus Yes, sadly. I've had scripts optioned, got very excited (this was when I was 1st screenwriting) & they went nowhere #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:26 am

@SBRodgers1: From a business stand point its all about control. Control of the product, control of the sales, control of the market etc.n #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:26 am

@karensandlerYA: @gregorywalters Yet I think they did a nice job on the movie. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:26 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @gregpincus @karensandlerYA @SBRodgers1 too true. A number of books have movie rights sold but never go to production #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:26 am

@delzey: the books that are best made into movies are the ones that can fit/fill the screenplay formula. cutting is a necessaity #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:26 am

@SBRodgers1: @gregpincus more often the movie is not made. its more claiming it just in case because the story has potential. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:27 am

@lindsey_leavitt: A movie is a 2 hour commercial for your book. Even if you don't like the adaption, you're going to get more readers #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:27 am

@lisabrowndraws: @gregorywalters Tho I think that a movie often brings kids TO a book. When kids like something, they want it in all poss. forms. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:27 am

@SBRodgers1: @lindsey_leavitt this! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:28 am

@lisabrowndraws: Agree RT @lindsey_leavitt: A movie is a 2 hour ad for your book. Even if you don't like it, you're going to get more readers #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:28 am

@nardinisisters: RT @lindsey_leavitt: A movie's a 2hr commercial for your book. Even if u dont like the adaption, youre going to get more readers #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:28 am

@delzey: @lindsey_leavitt i just read jodi piccoult say roughly the same thing. she doesn't care about the adaptations, just aftersales #kidlitchat

March 21, 2012, 1:28 am

@gregpincus: @SBRodgers1 And books are optioned, never sell well, yet get turned into movies because of the story. Many paths. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:28 am

@SBRodgers1: when there is a movie is becomes more like a movie/book marketing combo. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:29 am

@karensandlerYA: Lessons from screenwriting: don't need blow by blow action, cut to the chase, subtext is key, less is more in description #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:29 am

@nardinisisters: RT @SBRodgers1: when there is a movie is becomes more like a movie/book marketing combo. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:29 am

@KimBriggs_Write: The movie should be a companion for the book and vice versa. My kids love Harry Potter Movies. I fill in all the missing info #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:30 am

@SBRodgers1: @gregpincus very true, at the endo of the day its business men and women is offices yelling "Show me the money!" #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:30 am

@amberjkeyser: I hate to go #kidlitchat peeps. Bye!
March 21, 2012, 1:30 am

@lindsey_leavitt: Just like there are kids that WON'T read the book because they saw the movie, there are kids WILL read because of movie #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:31 am

@TerraMcVoy: @KimBriggs_Write I think what you're saying about movies being companions is dead on. #kidlitchat. Both should compliment each other.
March 21, 2012, 1:31 am

@karensandlerYA: @KimBriggs_Write The HP movies really seemed to capture the flavor/voice of the books. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:31 am

@gregpincus: @amberjkeyser G'night! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:31 am

@lindsey_leavitt: So even if they added a horrible talking snake to my book a la ELLA ENCHANTED, I would take it. Gladly. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:31 am

@ipapaverison: #kidlitchat Mamet tip http://t.co/UknZTTaE
March 21, 2012, 1:32 am

@TerraMcVoy: #kidlitchat To me, the book IS a movie in my head, and it's important to record it accordingly. But I'm never thinking of the box office.
March 21, 2012, 1:32 am

@lindsey_leavitt: @TerraMcVoy Agreed. If I think TOO cinematically when I'm writing, that becomes transparent on the page. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:33 am

@gregorywalters: @ipapaverison Thanks for the link. Love David Mamet! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:33 am

@SBRodgers1: I think Sara and I would be picky about the who? what? where? of a movie deal. Its still our baby...lol quality is key #kidlitchat

March 21, 2012, 1:33 am

@karensandlerYA: @TerraMcVoy That's a good way to write a novel--visually unreeling in your mind. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:34 am

@SBRodgers1: do you guys think a bad movie can hurt a good book? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:34 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @TerraMcVoy And when they companion each other, it's a great teaching tool. Find the differences and similarities. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:34 am

@nardinisisters: RT @karensandlerYA: @TerraMcVoy Thats a good way to write a novel--visually unreeling in your mind. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:34 am

@TerraMcVoy: @lindsey_leavitt Amen about your comment re: movie = 2 hour commercial for your book. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:34 am

@NeelySSimpson: #kidlitchat I wish they'd never filmed Percy Jackson. Well, that's not true, what I wish is that they'd done a better job adapting it.
March 21, 2012, 1:35 am

@gregorywalters: @SBRodgers1 I can't imagine how last year's movie for FLIPPED helped garner more readers, but then it is an older title. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:36 am

@BonnieAdamson: @NeelySSimpson Re Percy jackson--amen. So disappointed. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:36 am

@KimBriggs_Write: Unless the author writes the screenplay, then directs the movie, the movie is never going to be exactly how he or she envisioned #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:36 am

@gregpincus: Do any of you picture book folk think "movie" as you're working? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:36 am

@TerraMcVoy: #kidlitchat When I think about books vs. movies, I always think about PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY vs. "Simon Birch."
March 21, 2012, 1:37 am

@ixtumea: @BonnieAdamson Wow, it was the opposite for our family. We all loved the Percy Jackson movie. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:37 am

@BonnieAdamson: @gregpincus as in structure, or which animation studio? :-D #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:37 am

@gregorywalters: @TerraMcVoy As with FLIPPED, sometimes no one tunes in for the commercial. (Still, there's always hope.) #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:37 am

@karensandlerYA: @NeelySSimpson Sometimes I think a director/screenwriter just doesn't *get* a book. They don't truly understand its appeal. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:37 am

@LaurelSnyder: @gregpincus Actually, of all my books, my picture book, Inside the Slidy Diner, is the one I think would make the best movie. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:37 am

@ixtumea: I admit I'm kind of nervous about HUNGER GAMES. Loved the books so much. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:37 am

@TerraMcVoy: @KimBriggs_Write You are so smart!! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:38 am

@lisabrowndraws: Nah. Never. RT @gregpincus: Do any of you picture book folk think "movie" as you're working? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:38 am

@SBRodgers1: @KimBriggs_Write thats true but authors with money can produce and take more control ... like Rowling and Meyern #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:38 am

@gregpincus: @BonnieAdamson LOL! Both :-) #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:38 am

@karensandlerYA: @KimBriggs_Write Very few novelists are that multi-talented. A script is entirely different from a novel. Directing ditto. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:38 am

@gregpincus: @ixtumea What? There's a Hunger Games movie coming out??? Why haven't I heard anything about that???!!!! #kidlitchat :-)
March 21, 2012, 1:38 am

@lindsey_leavitt: @KateMessner OK. What face BRINGS the inquiries? It's dry over here of late #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:39 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus LOL. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:39 am

@BonnieAdamson: @gregpincus well, then . . . yes. :-) #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:39 am

@lisabrowndraws: Sometimes movie is terrif in its own right #WillyWonka #ImeantheGeneWilderone #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:39 am

@EgmontUSA: What's the topic, folks? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:39 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @NeelySSimpson I agree.It did spur a Riordan reading bonanza though not to the extent series deserves #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:40 am

@karensandlerYA: @gregpincus Picture books are becoming apps, can they be expanded to become movies, a la Wild Things? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:40 am

@SBRodgers1: RT @lisabrowndraws: Sometimes movie is terrif in its own right #WillyWonka #ImeantheGeneWilderone #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:40 am

@BonnieAdamson: @NeelySSimpson Exactly--the casting was the problem--all except Percy. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:40 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @gregpincus @ixtumea hahahahahahah! More laughing! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:40 am

@gregpincus: @EgmontUSA Do you think "movie" when you're working on your

book? Do you think "book" when watching a movie? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:40 am

@karensandlerYA: @EgmontUSA Do you see your book as a movie while writing or do you see books in movies. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:40 am

@lindsey_leavitt: @TerraMcVoy How did I NOT know Simon Birch is A Prayer for Owen Meany? Way different ending though if I remember right #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:41 am

@lisabrowndraws: The problem is, if you really really love a book, no movie feels just right in your own head. It goes double for the authors. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:41 am

@SBRodgers1: @BonnieAdamson Hey my home boy ( I frikin WISH) Sean Bean did a great job! ;Pn #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:41 am

@NeelySSimpson: @karensandlerYA why is that, do you think? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:41 am

@ixtumea: @BonnieAdamson was ok to have. Then after the movie he read all the books. So for us it worked. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:41 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ixtumea Percy WAS perfect--it was the rest of the cast that was off #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:41 am

@Cinnamon_Quill: *peeks in* #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:41 am

@GabrielleSaraP: #kidlitchat I started out as a screenwriter so I think "movie" whether I want to or not. Usually not.
March 21, 2012, 1:42 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @SBRodgers1 True. They also embrace the differences! Probably the reason for their success #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:42 am

@ixtumea: @BonnieAdamson Nah, we loved the whole thing. But that was just us. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:42 am

@BonnieAdamson: @SBRodgers1 Oh . . . yeah. Sigh. I was blinded by Poseidon and Athena . . . . #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:42 am

@nardinisisters: Join chat right now. RT @karensandlerYA: @EgmontUSA Do you see your book as a movie while writing or do you see books in movies. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:42 am

@karensandlerYA: @NeelySSimpson I don't know. Because it's just a job for them? I know a lot of movie people never read books. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:42 am

@BonnieAdamson: Interesting side note: Southern Breeze is offering an acting workshop for writers this summer. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:43 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus See? It did for us. Especially after son had heard how bad ADHD was from former school. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:43 am

@coachhays64: RT @gregpincus: @ixtumea What? There's a Hunger Games movie coming out??? Why haven't I heard anything about that???!!!! #kidlitchat :-)
March 21, 2012, 1:43 am

@gregpincus: <--motions to @Cinnamon_Quill to join in #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:43 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @karensandlerYA I did mean my reply with a healthy dose of sarcasm :) #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:43 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus Son said during movie, "So it's ok to have ADHD?" First time that whole school yr he said that. So mega win. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:43 am

@Cinnamon_Quill: @gregpincus :D Hello there. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:43 am

@WriterRoss: When I read FAT KID RULES THE WORLD, I was so wrapped up in book I couldn't breathe. It will make a great movie. Contemp YA. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:43 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @EgmontUSA Fight scenes are sooo fun! I bet they were all over them! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:44 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ixtumea well, that's awesome--and if movie led to books, even awesomer! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:44 am

@gregpincus: @ixtumea But had you read the books already? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:44 am

@Cinnamon_Quill: I'm always drawn to good films so sometimes I do think in cinematographic terms when writing. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:44 am

@ixtumea: HUGE was another movie that son gave thumbs up too. He read book first and said movie followed it. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:44 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus No. We hadn't. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:44 am

@WriterRoss: @BonnieAdamson Really? Love the idea of acting workshops at our conferences. Nice. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:44 am

@NeelySSimpson: @BonnieAdamson yes, I did like Percy. It's Annabeth the brunette vixen that tries to barge in to my visual when I'm reading. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:44 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus I'd heard about them but not the ADHD correlation. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:44 am

@EgmontUSA: We were talking about how cinematic they are. How carefully choreographed. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:44 am

@karensandlerYA: @ixtumea Which movie was that? Missed the title. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:45 am

@LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws Wizard of Oz! #kidlitchat

March 21, 2012, 1:45 am

@lisabrowndraws: Trying to think of other great book to movies. Not kidlit, but I always loved Howard's End. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:45 am

@EgmontUSA: But it made me think that there are somethings that it's just harder to portray in writing than visually. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:45 am

@gregorywalters: @WriterRoss I think THE FAULT IN OUR STARS will also make a good movie. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:45 am

@lisabrowndraws: You read my mind as I was typing! Wizard of Oz is a better movie than book! RT @LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws Wizard of Oz! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:45 am

@ixtumea: @karensandlerYA LIGHTNING THIEF. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:45 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @BonnieAdamson @ixtumea I know a number of kids who watched the HP or Percy Jackson movies then devoured the books. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:45 am

@Cinnamon_Quill: It is a different mind-frame when you write a novel/short story than a script. Scripts are made to be adapted beyond the page. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:46 am

@karensandlerYA: @LaurelSnyder Wizard of Oz, the movie, was so different from the book, yet both were pretty cool. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:46 am

@BonnieAdamson: @WriterRoss Lol, I took an improv class in 6th grade--barely survived. But if it was billed as research . . . #notanactress #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:46 am

@karensandlerYA: @ixtumea Thanks! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:46 am

@Cinnamon_Quill: I find that I'm more keen on books I thought were okay becoming movies than books I loved. It's the purist in me. So bad. XD #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:46 am

@ixtumea: Right now reading HUNGER GAMES together. Know son will compare movie with what he read. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:47 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @WriterRoss @gregorywalters BE ready to cry and cry and cry some more. I never cried so much. Fault was wonderful #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:47 am

@BrigidRose: IDK about screenplays, but I've learned a lot about writing from playwriting: good dialogue, cutting out description, etc. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:47 am

@karensandlerYA: Actually, my book Tankborn came from a script I wrote. I'm kind of using "bits" of the script as I write the trilogy. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:47 am

@ixtumea: I do remember seeing AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER and all of us being so angry at how off it was from the cartoon series. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:48 am

@Cinnamon_Quill: @ixtumea I only just finished The Hunger Games today. Was determined to read the book before the film was released. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:48 am

@WriterRoss: @BonnieAdamson Paula Danzinger was a great advocate of writers learning how to act. How right she (always) was. {} #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:48 am

@GabrielleSaraP: @Cinnamon_Quill But I think screenplays make good reads too. I wish more were published aimed at YA and MG #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:48 am

@TerraMcVoy: @lisabrowndraws I can think of some movies that I love just as much as the book though. It's like they're 2 independent things. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:48 am

@nardinisisters: Would like to turn our book into a screenplay. But working on sequel right now. Not enough time for everything...... #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:49 am

@GabrielleSaraP: @karensandlerYA Neat. I've been thinking about novelising some of my unproduced screenplays, but none of them are YA #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:49 am

@ixtumea: @Cinnamon_Quill I decided to read outloud to 10 yr old. That way we could discuss any hard issues. So far getting great #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:49 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @Cinnamon_Quill I agree.I think I'm too the point now where I can say, "ok, that was different, but I think I'm ok with it..."#kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:49 am

@EgmontUSA: @GabrielleSaraP You mean books in screenplay format? We have two

from the great Walter Dean Myers! We're so lucky. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:49 am

@ixtumea: @Cinnamon_Quill comments and feedback. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:49 am

@lisabrowndraws: Other good book-movies: Ghost World. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:49 am

@gregorywalters: RT @GabrielleSaraP: @Cinnamon_Quill But I think screenplays make good reads too. I wish more were published aimed at YA and MG #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:49 am

@Cinnamon_Quill: @GabrielleSaraP I love screenplays. And plays. And monologues. And graphic novels. And- #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:49 am

@BrigidRose: I don't think about movie adaptions as I'm writing, but sometimes I kind of picture my ideas like movie trailers. lol. :D #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:50 am

@sean_hill: @BonnieAdamson Improv is great for writers. It's a big part of where my story telling skills were developed. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:50 am

@karensandlerYA: @GabrielleSaraP The source of Tankborn (a script called Icer) wasn't YA. I re-wrote it as YA. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:50 am

@Cinnamon_Quill: @ixtumea Wish people had read to me more when I was 10. I would've been exposed to so much more literature and understood more. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:50 am

@coachhays64: @nardinisisters @karensandlerYA @EgmontUSA I'm a left hander so I'm more visual when I write. Kind of like a movie in my head. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:50 am

@nardinisisters: RT @WriterRoss: @BonnieAdamson Paula Danzinger was a great advocate of writers learning how to act. How right she (always) was. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:50 am

@TerraMcVoy: Must bow out of #kidlitchat, but this has been a great discussion and there is much to chew on! Thanks y'all!
March 21, 2012, 1:50 am

@KimBriggs_Write: To Kill a Mockingbird movie parallels book well #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:50 am

@gregorywalters: @GabrielleSaraP Yes, I think kids would love reading a screenplay format for a change. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:50 am

@Brucewriting: Late comer to #kidlitchat. Greetings. From a teaching standpoint I always begin my unit on the structure and elements of fiction with movies
March 21, 2012, 1:51 am

@BrigidRose: @ixtumea Ugh, totally agree! The movie is crap but the TV series is amazing. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:51 am

@ixtumea: @Cinnamon_Quill I kind of did it too because some are saying that HUNGER GAMES is not good for kids. Too much violence. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:51 am

@karensandlerYA: Has anyone taken acting classes to help with writing dialogue? Or had actors read your dialogue? It sounds different out loud. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:51 am

@GabrielleSaraP: @EgmontUSA Right. MONSTER is great. I was so thrilled when I read that. #kidlitchat, but what about sp's of existing films?
March 21, 2012, 1:51 am

@lindsey_leavitt: Have to go! Thanks for all the info tonight #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:51 am

@ixtumea: @Cinnamon_Quill It's interesting how the kids of those parents find me and ask what HG is about. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:51 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @Cinnamon_Quill @ixtumea Each book gets better and better. Read it again! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:51 am

@coachhays64: RT @KimBriggs_Write: To Kill a Mockingbird movie parallels book well #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:52 am

@EgmontUSA: @GabrielleSaraP I was talking about RIOT and CARMEN actually. But I know what you mean. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:52 am

@Cinnamon_Quill: @ixtumea Books can't hurt people but having someone to discuss them with, whether adult/peer, really helps nourish reading. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:52 am

@ixtumea: @karensandlerYA I wish I took that UCI screenwriters class when I had a chance. Heard it's great for dialogue. #kidlitchat

March 21, 2012, 1:52 am

@coachhays64: One of the best examples of book adaptations. So good. RT @KimBriggs_Write To Kill a Mockingbird movie parallels book well #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:52 am

@ixtumea: @Cinnamon_Quill I totally agree. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:53 am

@Cinnamon_Quill: @KimBriggs_Write I still have to read the other two. Bought Catching Fire today. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:53 am

@LM_Preston: Gosh I'm late to the party #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:53 am

@Brucewriting: #kidlitchat analyzing a movie's plot makes it so much easier to then analyze novels.
March 21, 2012, 1:53 am

@Cinnamon_Quill: Since we're talking about scripts, is anyone doing #ScriptFrenzy next month? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:53 am

@SNorum1: RT @ReadingRockets: Why children's book #apps aren't going to replace print books: http://t.co/IbRDHWVH #kidlitchat #kidlit #parenting #ece
March 21, 2012, 1:53 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @Cinnamon_Quill You WILL love it! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:54 am

@nardinisisters: What's that? RT @Cinnamon_Quill: Since were talking about scripts, is anyone doing #ScriptFrenzy next month? #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:54 am

@karensandlerYA: @ixtumea One thing that can add tremendous depth to dialogue is subtext, something I learned from screenwriting. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:54 am

@lisabrowndraws: Fantastic Mr Fox was pretty fantastic. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:54 am

@jodyfeldman: Totally get it @coachhays64 I can't write a scene until it plays like a movie in my mind. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:54 am

@NeelySSimpson: @ixtumea yeah, 1 of the reasons I love that series so much. Secretly, I chalk up my own ADHD to the fact that I'm prob a demigod #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:55 am

@LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws Truth in advertising. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:55 am

@Cinnamon_Quill: @nardinisisters It's like NaNoWriMo but for script writing. You write 100 pages of script in 30 days. http://t.co/qSUA8c9Y #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:55 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @jodyfeldman @coachhays64 me too! If there's no vision, there is no story #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:56 am

@sean_hill: @karensandlerYA yes, I have a group of improvisers I perform with. Great having them try out the dialog #kidlitchat

March 21, 2012, 1:56 am

@nardinisisters: @Cinnamon_Quill Thanks, sounds fun! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:56 am

@karensandlerYA: @sean_hill That's very cool. I've done some short films & sometimes dialogue that sounds great on the page doesn't when spoken #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:59 am

@NeelySSimpson: @lisabrowndraws yes Ghost World! #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:59 am

@nardinisisters: Recovering from an appendectomy, so good to be back on Twitter. Great chat, need to go rest for a bit. Happy writing to all. #kidlitchat
March 21, 2012, 1:59 am

@gregpincus: Thanks for a cinematic #kidlitchat, y'all. See you at the library... and the movies!
March 21, 2012, 1:59 am

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