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Considerations for Adapting Stories
What's the story?
What are the most important aspects of the story?
Will events unfold chronologically?
How much additional research will you need to conduct for context and character development?
Who are the main characters?
From whose perspective will the story be told?
Who are the protagonist(s) and the antagonist(s)?
Who are not crucial to the telling of the story?
What is the theme or moral of the story?
What should your audience learn from the adaptation?
Will your intended audience connect with the story?
Why is the story worth telling today?
What is the tone or mood?
How should the audience feel about the story?
What aesthetic choices will best convey the theme?