What is another word for novelize?

53 synonyms found


[ nˈɒvə͡lˌa͡ɪz], [ nˈɒvə‍lˌa‍ɪz], [ n_ˈɒ_v_əl_ˌaɪ_z]

Novelize refers to the process of transforming a true story or historical event into a fictional novel. Synonyms for the word include fictionalize, dramatize, romanticize, mythologize, adapt, and rework. 'Fictionalize' refers to creating a story that is entirely new as compared to the original story. 'Dramatize' implies that a story has been acted out or played up for dramatic effect, whereas 'romanticize' connotes adding romantic and fanciful elements to a story. 'Mythologize' can be used to describe adding legends or embellished histories to a real-life story. 'Adapt' implies changes made to an existing work to make it suitable for a different medium or audience, while 'rework' refers to completely overhauling an original text for a new purpose.

How to use "Novelize" in context?

Novelizing means to take a story from one medium (in this case, a book) and adapt it to another (in this case, a movie). The process of adapting a story from one form to another can be difficult, but it is often rewarded with creative results.

When adapting a book to a movie, the challenge is to make the story engaging and suspenseful to those who have never read the book, while also retaining the essence of the story for those who have. This can be a difficult task, but it is one that is often successful.

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