Book Alchemy
The Secret Library Podcast
Writing Dreams for the Screen | AL Berggren

Writing Dreams for the Screen | AL Berggren

We’ve got a repeat guest this week on the podcast to give us such a fun update! AL Berggren was on the show in season six to share about her self-publishing journey, and this week she’s back to let us know where her book, Secret Crying Minds, stands! She’s been working with BooksOffice to get her novel adapted to film, one of her lifelong dreams and the motivation behind all of her writing. Along with that, we also talk about getting focused to endure day-long writing sessions to prioritize the work that needs to get done. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with a solo episode and exciting news regarding the future of the show. 

Topics Discussed

  • An update on AL and her work since her last appearance on the Secret Library

  • How BooksOffice is working to change the book to TV/film industry and how they’re bringing in new voices to different genres

  • The different ways that AL’s writing has changed knowing the possibility that her work could be on screen

  • How AL prioritizes her writing with all of the other responsibilities on her plate

  • AL’s 15-hour writing days and how she makes it through and remains involved, absorbed, and created

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Book Alchemy
The Secret Library Podcast
Most people believe that books are created in cabins all alone, where authors pound away on some manner of keyboard. Then they hand this masterpiece off to a publisher and it feels very much like it goes down a tube and comes out the other side as a book. By speaking to authors and other book lovers, I'm diving into the mystery that is the book world today.