Maggie Marr has been an entertainment attorney, a producer, an entertainment agent, and is a USA Today bestselling author. She joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her journey from the courtroom to the bestseller list, what it takes to make the jump from author to screenwriter, and she gives some excellent advice to anyone looking to adapt their work for the silver screen.

  • Maggie tells us how her career as a prosecutor evolved into a career in the entertainment industry, and how this evolution helped has her writing career
  • She discusses how writing her first book for fun differed from writing her subsequent books under a deadline, and how she finds time to write in her busy schedule
  • Maggie explains the differences between screenwriting and manuscript writing, and she breaks down why now is the time to try and adapt your work for the screen and what expectations to have should you take a crack at screenwriting
  • She explains what authors should be looking for in an adaptation contract, and why learning what rights are reserved is incredibly important
  • Maggie tells us why romance is such an adaptable genre, what tropes work on screen and which ones don’t, and what her experience writing screenplays has been like

Useful Links
Maggie’s Website
Hollywood Girl’s Club
Virgin River Book and TV Show
The Bridgertons Book and TV Show
Paris Letters
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Killing Eve
The Crown
Aime Austin

A headshot of Maggie Marr.

Maggie Marr is the author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She writes smart, sexy, women and the men they love.
She got her start in Hollywood pushing the mail cart at ICM, but quickly rose through the ranks to become a motion picture literary agent. As well as writing, she maintains a boutique legal practice dedicated to the needs of creatives & entrepreneurs.
She is the current President of Los Angeles Romance Authors (LARA) and legal adviser to the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA).
Maggie loves all things pop culture and when she isn’t taking care of her clients or writing she can be found reading, chasing kids, or exercising her rescue pup. You can email Maggie at: maggiemarrbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

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