Frank and Stein Book

Frank and Stein

From Research Scientist to Creative Writer (A Screenplay and Exegesis)


Uninspired by traditional research, Dr Planitz sought a creative alternative to express her scientific knowledge. She turned to creative writing, believing that her research background and active imagination were sufficient to produce a screenplay. She was wrong. In this book, Dr Planitz describes the hurdles that she—as novice writer—faced. She sheds light on screenwriting approaches that hindered, and those that eventually inspired her screenplay 'Frank and Stein.' The full script is included to demonstrate how science/global economic issues can be turned into a fictional work. 'Frank and Stein' stimulates, speculates and takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride into another world.


Episode 1 of the miniseries