OCFW Welcomes Rene Gutteridge!
We will meet on May 21st from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Rene Gutteridge will speak on How Film is Ruining Your Fiction. Have you ever wondered if film is seeping into how you write your novels? As both a novelist and screenwriter, Rene studied this extensively to figure it out. What she came away with was a new understanding of how culture's biggest form of entertainment influences how many novelists write...and it's not a good thing! Rene will explore with writers how to get filmmaking out of your novels and why it will make a huge difference in your fiction!
Rene Gutteridge is the award-winning and best-selling author of twenty-four multi-genre novels and is a seasoned collaborator in both fiction and film. She has novelized six screenplays and movies, including her newest, Old Fashioned, with writer/director Rik Swartzwelder. Her romantic comedy with screenwriter Cheryl McKay, Never the Bride, won the Carol Award in 2010 for Best Women’s Fiction. Her new titles include two more novelizations with Cheryl McKay, Love’s a Stage and O Little Town of Bethany. Her seven suspense books include Possession, Misery Loves Company, Ghost Writer and Escapement.
Her indie film, the comedy SKID, was deadCenter Film Festival’s Best Oklahoma Feature Film Winner in 2015 and also won Best Oklahoma Feature at Red Dirt and Trail Dance. She is a creative consultant on Boo, a script based on her beloved novel series, which is in development at Sodium 11 Entertainment with Andrea Nasfell (Moms’ Night Out) as screenwriter. Her novel My Life as a Doormat was adapted into a Hallmark film called Love’s Complicated which premiered in January of 2016 and scored 2.1 million viewers.