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076: How to Turn Your Stories Into Short Films w/ James Noll

James Noll has worked as a sandwich maker, a yogurt dispenser, a daycare provider, a video store clerk, a daycare provider (again), a summer camp counselor, a waiter, a prep. cook, a sandwich maker (again), a line cook, a security guard, a line cook (again), a waiter (again), a bartender, a librarian, and a teacher. Somewhere in there he played drums in punk rock bands, recorded several albums, and wrote dozens of short stories and a handful of novels.

 

In this episode, James discusses:

 

  • How he got started as a writer
  • How he chose his genre
  • Pivoting into authorship
  • The evolution of self-publishing (2013 to present)
  • The need for authors to be fearless and to try new ways to expose audiences to their books
  • Turning a story into a short film
  • How he found his director and crew
  • Challenges and triumphs of the process
  • Why you should try converting your stories to short films

 

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