Quill and Quire

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Agony Editor: Getting a film option is great, but don’t count on the movie actually getting made

There are no guarantees the cinematic version of your literary masterpiece won’t end up on Rotten Tomatoes with a 26 per cent average on the Tomatometer. If you feel comfortable with the producers and the contract, the wisest thing to do is simply hand over the reins and walk away.