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The Result Is Not a Novel

February 18, 1996

Re "The Big Deal" (Feb. 8): Let's see. A producer gets an idea for a book-cum-movie or a movie-cum-book or perhaps a hybrid. The producer talks to an author who begins to write, conceptualizing scenes rather than chapters.

Sorry, but that's not a novel. That's a treatment.

PHILIP MYERS

Diamond Bar

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