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Can you write screenplays in other languages using Fade In? Can you export them to PDF?
I think Ken Miyamoto, nails the traditional differences between screenplays and novels. I understand the lure of doing something, ANYTHING, with an unsold script that is just sitting in the drawer gathering dust. Unsold scripts have some value as a "writing sample," something to send to producers and studio executives when going out for open writing assignments. However, even a popular unproduced screenplay will never get more than a few hundred readers. Considering the years of work that might go into a single script, that's a depressing reality. I'm liable to get more readers in a single day on my blog than I've had readers for my best unproduced screenplays. Sometimes screenwriters consider converting a screenplay into a novel, but as Ken wrote in his answer, this process is difficult. Mastering one medium is hard enough. Mastering two is superhuman. Unlike screenplays, novels give far more weight to characters' history and inner life. Unlike screenplays, the quality of a novel is often determined by the writer's stylistic and inventive use of language. Novels tend to be vastly more complex, and often require ten or more hours of reading, while a screenplay can be read in under two. Furthermore, the publishing world has historically been difficult to break into. Getting a book published was not necessarily any easier than getting a movie made. However, with the advent of micro-publishers and e-readers, this may all change. What if, by spending a week or two changing formats, a screenwriter could "direct the movie in his/her head" and put it in novel form? Would movie fans like zipping through a book in two hours that gave them the experience of being in a theater watching the finished film? Would movie executives and producers prefer to read spec scripts in novel format? Could screenwriters use the medium to build a fan base online, making their story more attractive to studios? I had a chance to interview Ed Grey, owner of Aisle Seat Books, who is doggedly pursuing this very idea of publishing scripts in the format of novels. You can read that interview here. http.//genrehacks.blogspot.com/2012/01/converting-your-script-to-novel.html