Check out this guest post by Jaq D. Hawkins on The Story Reading Ape blog

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We all do it. We start writing a story and get caught up in the process of creating, seeing the scenes with our mind’s eye, losing all sense of objectivity. At some point the thought occurs to us,
“This would make a great movie!” And of course Johnny Depp will be just dying to play the lead…

Back in real life, we realise that a small fraction of stories are ever made into movies and it takes a lot of people and money to make one. Generally a story has to become very well known before anyone in a position to put it forward will even think of the idea. Most writers will quickly recognise that their little-known indie story is unlikely to draw that kind of interest and if they read his interviews, they’ll know that Johnny Depp doesn’t do Romance stories anyway.

Then one day you hear of…

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