As some of you friends and readers know, I’ve been studying the craft of screenplay writing. And even though novels and movies are both stories, and both depend on writers to create them, there is an enormous difference between novels and screenplays. So, learning the ins and outs of crafting a professional-looking script has been quite a learning curve for this novelist.
Now I can announce that–miracle of miracles!–the screenplay I created from The Methuselah Project actually made the semi-finalist list for Movieguide’s annual $15,000 Kairos Prize. I’m amazed, since there is tons of competition. In past Kairos competitions, 500+ scripts have competed for the winning spot. This is my third time to enter, but it’s the first time I’ve made the final 15. Even if I don’t win, being a semi-finalist is tremendously encouraging. If nothing else, Movieguide’s announcement gives me some confidence that I’m finally gaining a proper feel for screenplay-writing. Thank you to all of you who have sent me your congratulations for this milestone!
If you would like to see Movieguide’s announcement, here’s the link: