Trusting the Journey

Posted Sonlight Press Author, Author Blog, Faith, Gabby Wells, Gabby Wells - Book 1, Gabby Wells - Book 2, Gabby Wells - Book 3, Gabby Wells - Book 5, Gabby Wells - Novella 1, Gabby Wells Novel, Novel, Novella, Screenplay, Writing

God never seems to draw a straight line. I wish he did.  It’d sure make life a lot easier. The path I’ve been on in writing the Gabby Wells Thrillers is one of the most convoluted one could conceive.  Two years ago, almost to the day, I posted about this strange unfolding.  Back then I […]

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MNINS: Season 01, Episode 3 – Origins

Posted Sonlight Press MNINS

Welcome to the third episode of My Name Is Not Steve – The Podcast by Storytellers about Storytelling with People Not Named Steve. This time we talk about the origins of creative inspiration. Mobile Users Listen Here or Subscribe on ITunes My Name Is Not Steve is a bi-weekly-ish podcast where we talk about our […]

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Kneel & Prey Draft Complete

Posted Sonlight Press Author Blog, Blog, Gabby Wells, Gabby Wells - Book 1, Gabby Wells Novel, Novel, Novella, Writing

It’s taken writing over 500,000 words to get here. From the first attempt of converting 13 television scripts into a novel to 100 drafts later to a near finished product to tossing it out and starting over.  From turning the idea of five novels into five novellas and five novels to then deciding to write […]

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Life After Gabby

Posted Pete Bauer Faith, Gabby Wells, Novel, Novella, Writing

The completion of the Gabby Wells storyline will take me some time.  A couple of years.  Not including the time it took to convert screenplays into novels that have since been tossed, just getting the novellas written, edited and published will probably take a year in total. We’ll release the novellas, one at at time, […]

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – An Epic Failure of Adaptation

Posted Pete Bauer Marketing, Review, Screenplay, story telling, Writing

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a perfect storm of predictability. If you decide to adapt a single novel into a movie trilogy, the middle story, the bridge, is the hardest one to pull off successfully. Having the middle story as part of a prequel makes the project a recipe for failure with The […]

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Podcast 04 – Screenplay to Novel Adaptation

Posted Pete Bauer Author, Novel, Podcast, Screenplay, story telling, Writing

Today’s podcast discusses some tips on how to adapt a screenplay into a novel. Here are a few steps to consider when adapting a screenplay to a novel. Step 1) Overview.  Look at the story from a 30,000 foot level.  Sketch out the basics of the plot (beginning, middle and end).  Also, write down the […]

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Posted Pete Bauer Author, Screenplay, Writing

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was a screenwriter. I wrote screenplays, won some awards, had some optioned and a few produced. One of those screenplays I wrote at the request of a friend of mine, Jenni Gold. I recently mentioned Jenni in a post about her work on the […]

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It Only Took Sixty-Three Drafts to Learn How to Write

Posted Pete Bauer Author, Faith, Gabby Wells, Novel, Screenplay, story telling, Writing

Writing can be a painful experience. I spent the majority of my life around, involved in and pursuing a life in film.  I studied it, I performed in it, I wrote for it, I directed it and I loved it.  Some of my work made it to Hollywood, but most was of the independent nature. […]

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Podcast 03 – Lynne Hansen

Posted Pete Bauer Author, Marketing, Novel, Podcast, Screenplay, Writing

Lynne Hansen has participated in just about every facet of the publishing industry.  From writing to editing to marketing to book design, she has seen and done it all.  In this podcast we get insight into the many paths her career has taken and gain valuable insights on what makes a powerful and effective book […]

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Gabby Wells Trailer

Posted Pete Bauer Gabby Wells, Marketing, Screenplay, Writing

One of the benefits of having worked in the entertainment industry in a variety of different positions is knowing how to create and edit a trailer. After mulling numerous ways to use a trailer to promote the first Gabby Wells book, we decided to use the hand-held camera/docu-drama approach. This should give it a sense […]

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From Screenplay to Novel

Posted Pete Bauer Author, Gabby Wells, Novel, Screenplay, story telling, Writing

The differences between a screenplay and a novel are equivalent to the differences between a blueprint and a finished building. Over time, screenplays have come to be structured in a very specific way so that each page equals approximately one minute of screen time.  And the three act screenplay structure, where major events happen at […]

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Man of Steel – Slave to the Story

Posted Pete Bauer Screenplay, Uncategorized

The latest incarnation of the Superman franchise, Man of Steel, does many things well and some other things poorly. The overall experience, however, is satisfying. There are **SPOILERS** in this post, so if you haven’t seen the film yet, take the necessary steps. When facing the blank page, the story tellers (David S. Goyer and […]

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Fingerprints from God

Posted Pete Bauer Author, Children, Faith, Gift, Novel, Screenplay, story telling, Uncategorized

I believe we are all born with God’s fingerprint on our souls. What do I mean by this? I mean that, I believe God imbues every single one of us with a gift, a talent that is solely ours. For some it is artistic, such as writing, painting or performing. For others, it is mathematic, […]

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