Did You Know?
The screenwriter in Hollywood is not an isolated man working in his own time, employing his own criteria and studying his own aims. He is an employee working for a company. He works office hours in an office and usually to an overall schedule. A novelist is judged when his work appears. A screenwriter is judged en route to the final draft and can be fired before he's even gotten that far.
Wrote an un-produced screenplay based on David Pinner's novel Ritual, which later became the basis of Robin Hardy's film, The Wicker Man.