Fellow writer Lisa Grace, author of the best-selling Angel series of young adult novels has written a post about how she took her ebook series and got a movie option and excercise agreement out of it.
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I've written a book and I'd really like you to make it into a movie.
Of course, that's not how it happens.
This is how it happens:
Write a terrific book(s)
Make sure it will translate well to film
Attract a movie producer/production company
I'm betting you want a little more detail so let's move on to break it down even further.