Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Episode 10: Author and Screenwriter Andrew Klavan

Andrew Klavan, author of True Crime and Don’t Say A Word, talks to the guys about how he got his start, the revolution going on in writing and reading, and the inspirations for his characters Weiss and Bishop.

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  1. Hey great interview but you boys need to pony up for better audio equipment.

    In screenpplay vs novel dialogue, I liked Klavan making the distinction between writing dialogue that is "being spoken" (film) vs writing dialogue that "sounds like it is being spoken (fiction)." That leads me suspect that screenwriters spend a lot of time acting out their own work in private to make sure it rings true.

    I happen to be reading a bio of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The author says that the reason Fitzgerald failed as a screenwriter (other than hitting the sauce too hard) was because he didn't understand that distinction. I also thought it was interesting that Klavan said screenwriting was easier than novels. Is that why there are so many bad movies? Just kidding, there are a lot of bad novels out there, too. Great job.

    1. Thanks for the comment! Dan and I are in the process of getting better equipment.
      I know some screenwriters who do act out scenes they are writing. Whenever I am writing a heavy action scene I act it out. Make sure to keep listening we have more screenwriters coming on the show.
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