Archive for January, 2012

“Predators or Prey?” film adaptation funding sought.

Every since the first Wendy Markland novel, “Predators or Prey?”, was released by Dark Castle Lords Publications in its original e-book edition in 2008, there has been interest in adapting it as a film, TV series or web-series – http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/b70310/Predators-or-Prey/Scott-Harper/?si=0

Different people have wanted to do different things with it. Sadly, to date, they’ve all fallen through.

Currently, an independent producer who wants to make a film adaptation of “Predators or Prey?” is estimating a $3 million budget to do the project. An actor who wants to be involved says that, if the producer and/or I can come up with the first 500K then he, the actor, should be able to get hold of the remaining $2.5 million for this project.

Scott Harper

http://www.wix.com/scott_harper/scott-harper

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TV pilot producer/distributor still needed.

I am still searching for a producer/distributor for “MoonWraith”. This project is the pilot episode for a character-drive action/horror TV series. “MoonWraith” is set in Medieval Europe against the backdrop of a war between humans and werewolves. The stories I have planned are character-centric, delving into life on both sides of the war – human and werewolf.

At present, I have 42 people, a couple of whom are fairly well-known names, who want to be part of this project as cast or crew. I have a complete pilot script, which is registered with the Writer’s Guild, and a partial series bible to accompany it.

Scott Harper

http://www.wix.com/scott_harper/scott-harper

Paranormal Romance Guild

As of today, I have been approved as a member of the Paranormal Romance Guild. This is due-in large part-to my Wendy Markland novels.

Scott Harper

http://www.wix.com/scott_harper/scott-harper

Sponsors Needed

I am seeking sponsors in order to continue forwarding my writing career – airfare, hotel and ground transportation as required for certain projects, marketing, advertising, project funding, etc. For long-term/permanent writing jobs, I would be willing to relocate if needed. Sponsors will receive world-wide recognition and credit.

Scott Harper

http://www.wix.com/scott_harper/scott-harper

“Warder” Submitted to Dark Horse Comics

In March of 2011 I contacted Dark Horse Comics about my own-going fantasy comic book property called “Warder”. Four days ago, Dark Horse e-mailed, asking to see the material. The submissions package just went out in today’s mail. Please wish me luck!

Scott Harper

http://www.wix.com/scott_harper/scott-harper

“Necromancer” Reader Comments

Two new reader comments/reviews for “Necromancer”, the second Wendy Markland novel:

“Great descriptions and your pace keeps the reader enthralled”.

“Growing up in Canada ice skating was part of my everyday life. As I read your book I found your words a smooth glide on pristine ice.”

The book can be found, among other places, on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Necromancer-ebook/dp/B005CQ0NOA/ref=ntt_at_ep_edition_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Scott Harper
http://www.wix.com/scott_harper/scott-harper

ANTI-SOCIAL Networking?

Is Facebook trying to become an ANTI-SOCIAL network?

When I visited Facebook this morning, the site kept kicking me out. After logging back in three or four times, I was routed to a page warning me about friend requests. It seems someone I’d recently sent a friend request to – I wasn’t told who, of course – has reported me for sending a friend request to someone I didn’t already know personally. Facebook basically warned me that if I “continue to do so” I “may be blocked” from sending any friend requests at all.

My main reason for using Facebook is to network and stay in closer touch with my fans. Now, it seems that if I run across someone with common interests, say a comic book store, I’m unable to send them a friend request until I’ve travelled, in person, hundreds of miles and gone into the store and introduced myself to the owners of that shop in person. Only that way will I truly be able to tell Facebook that, yes indeed, I do know that person personally.

This is one of the many reasons why I delayed joining Facebook for so long. I actually preferred MySpace’s “lawless frontier” feel to the overly-moderated, Big-Brother-is-always-watching feel of Facebook. Sadly, MySpace now seems to want to be Facebook, too, and MySpace has made changes there that have turned that site into a slow-running mess. What happened to the days when social networks were actually fun and enjoyable? Now, they seem, to me at least, to be more frustrations and headaches.

I WANT connections on these sites. As I said, I use these sites to network. If anyone wants to connect with me, be it on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., please send me a request. It’s very rare – almost unheard of – for me to deny a connect request on any social networking site. If Facebook, or any other site, asks if you know me personally, please say “yes” and send me the request. I want to USE the social part of “social networking”. These sites allow me closer connections with my fans. As a writer, I both want and need that.

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