Adapting Public Domain works – a great article online

As I’ve been struggling (a LOT) to keep up with my NaNoWriMo 2015 challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel in a month, I’ve been wondering how much better it might be to adapt a public domain work instead of creating everything from scratch.  OK – I admit it, I like the easy way.  But is adapting a public domain work really easy? Logan Andrew wrote a great article about how author Alex Flinn is gaining notoriety for adapting public domain fairy tales into best selling books.  The example Logan uses in his article is the book “Beastly”, a modern re-telling of the “Beauty and the Beast” French fairy tale.  It’s cool to see how Logan breaks down the elements of the classic story and identifies them in the modern adaptation. What is “Public Domain” material, you might ask?  Public Domain works have fallen out of copyright protection, mainly due […]

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