Cover Photo: This photograph shows an old film reel spooled out against a white background.
Photograph by Denise Jans/Unsplash

Fiction Writing and Screenwriting: What’s the Difference?

For the fiction writer who is looking to dive into the deep end of writing their first film script, here are some things to keep in mind.

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Lauren Harkawik is an essayist, fiction writer, and reporter. Her work has been featured in publications including Narratively’s Hidden Histories series, in New Reader Magazine, and in the print journal Salt Hill. Lauren lives in southern Vermont, where she and her husband Garret are raising their two daughters, Imogene and Esphyr.