9 Literary Classics That Can Improve Your Storytelling

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) It is unfortunate that many writer’s familiarity with the classics of literature comes from film adaptations. While these movies sometimes become their own works of art, often they don’t hold up to the original written work. This has caused some writers to avoid reading the classic books that these films were based... Continue Reading →

Screen Adaptations: Did Video Kill the Literary Classic?

by Fiona Wheeler Not long ago, a fellow writer recommended the BBC’s 1977 thirteen part adaptation of Anna Karenina to me over what he described as the "ridiculous recent Cliff Notes film adaptation" of Tolstoy’s novel, penned by Tom Stoppard and starring Keira Knightly (read the script). He further cited Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz and the... Continue Reading →

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