1. Determine the cinematic possibility of the novel
  2. Decide what thematically resonates with you
  3. Find the book’s framing device
  4. Define the main plots and subplots of the book
  5. Consider the story structure
  6. List out the characters
  7. Determine what can be cut
  8. Replace character “thoughts” with actions
  9. Develop for your audience
  10. Write the outline