‘Sweetbitter’ Author Stephanie Danler Talks Importance of Writing Screenplay Herself

‘Sweetbitter’ Author Stephanie Danler Talks Importance of Writing Screenplay Herself

The television adaptation of Stephenie Danler’s Sweetbitter premiered on Starz almost a month ago.  While many books are adapted for the screen by professional screenwriters, some adaptations are written by the authors of the source materials. Such is the case with Danler, who has shared her experience making her novel into a story fit for the small screen.   Sweetbitter follows a young woman who moves to New York City in order to pursue a new life and ends up getting a job at one of the best restaurants in the city. The book is made up of short vignettes, which made …

These 7 Writers Started With Very Different Careers

These 7 Writers Started With Very Different Careers

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Some of the greatest books ever written were written by accountants. Or lawyers, or construction works. The decisions you make as a little tyke don’t necessarily have to dictate who you’ll always be. Here are some of our favorite writers who did not always think they’d end up as writers, including debut novelists Isabelle Ronin and Leah Weiss!    1. Kurt Vonnegut owned a car dealership   Image Via Digital Dealer   Before his groundbreaking novel Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut had a tough time supporting his family. He worked as a journalist for Sports Illustrated, and a PR exec for General Electric. Probably most …

Brad Pitt to Produce TV Adaptation of Hit Novel ‘Sweetbitter’

Brad Pitt to Produce TV Adaptation of Hit Novel ‘Sweetbitter’

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Big news for fans of Stephanie Danler’s novel ‘Sweetbitter!’ The best seller will hit screens next year, after a bidding war was fought by multiple networks. Starz will be developing the show, with Brad Pitt’s company Plan B producing.    Image Via of LitHub   Plan B is behind The OA and Moonlight among other hugely successful projects and Sweetbitter is sure to make a splash. The novel, which follows 22-year-old Tess, already has a huge following. Tess works a crazy job in a famous New York restaurant, and Sweetbitter explores the life of food, wine, and drugs into which she is thrust.    Image …