Graeme Simsion studied as a screenwriter before becoming a novelist, and wrote the international bestseller The Rosie Project as a screenplay before ‘reverse adapting’ it as a novel. He continues to use screenwriting techniques in his novels, particularly to develop structure, but also to inform virtually every aspect of storytelling. Graeme shares these techniques in a conversational format. Expect to learn principles, techniques and tips for plot, character development, dialogue, editing and more.
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Graeme Simsion (Australian)
At the age of 50, Graeme Simsion sold his IT business and enrolled in a screenwriting program at RMIT. Five years and ten short films later, he had a screenplay that nobody wanted to finance. So he re-wrote The Rosie Project as a novel, which has now sold over 3 million copies, and Sony Pictures duly acquired the screenplay. A sequel, The Rosie Effect, was also an international bestseller. Graeme's latest novel is The Best of Adam Sharp.