I am so sick of people trying to claim 50 Shades of Grey will not be able to have a negative effect on society because it’s “just a book”. The Bible was just a book. The Communist Manifesto was just a book. Mein Kampf, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1984, The Quran, freaking Harry Potter were all “just books”. If you keep saying literature and media don’t have the potential to change countries, or cultures, or the world, then you’re just deluding yourself.
You write a novel.
Everyone loves the novel.
Someone makes a movie based off your novel.
Your favorite actor is cast in the movie based on your novel.
You become best friends with said actor.
It can’t happen if you don’t sit your ass down and write your novel.