A script is a book that is written in the style of a play. It is not, by definition, a novel! "Novel" refers to long-format prose literature. So there are millions of books that are scripts for television, film, or television. Scripts can also be used for comic books, web series, etc.
The short answer is yes, you can write a book like a script. The problem is that it's not really done very often. Writing a script means writing in a specific format that reflects the medium you're writing for. For example, a movie script is written with specific language rules that reflect the fact that it's not possible to explain what happens in a movie scene by scene. You need more than one page or panel to tell someone how a character reacts to something.
Writing scripts can also be a lot of work. They are usually not paid but instead tend to earn their writers money through royalties. However, this doesn't always happen so if you want to make some cash before you start writing then maybe scripting isn't for you. But if you want to write without any financial worries then go for it!
A Script Novel is a new type of book. It's a cross between a movie script or screenplay and a standard novel. In essence, you're reading a genuine screenplay that has been structured to look like a regular book but still has parallels to a real script... It is also simple to read and easy on the eyes.
The first script novel was published in 1978 by author Paul Wendkos. Since then, more than 100 other script novels have been written by different authors.
These books are not considered as real scripts because they don't follow all the rules behind the making of a film. They aren't classed as screenplays because they don't include many of the elements found in traditional scripts (e.g., characters, scenes, etc.). Rather, they are defined by their format: linear narrative with clear divisions between chapters, pages numbered for ease of reference.
In 1990, the International Script Novel Society was formed by several writers who were interested in promoting the art of writing script novels. Today, members from around the world gather every year at a conference to discuss topics related to script writing.
Script novels are popular in Asia where people often prefer to read books on tape rather than print books. So, this genre of writing was created to meet the need of these readers who can't or don't want to read regular books.
A screenplay, often known as a script, is a piece of writing created by screenwriters for a film, television show, or video game. These scripts may be original compositions or adaptations of already published works. The script should include all aspects of the production process, from idea through to final cut. Screenplays are usually between 7,000 and 10,000 words in length, though longer and shorter scripts do occur.
Screenplay formatting is standardized by the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). There are three types of scripts: standard, semi-standard and mini.
A standard screenplay is 22 pages, double-spaced with 1" margins on both sides. It follows the WGAE format which aims to ensure that no matter what editor ends up working on the project, they will be able to understand the script without reading it through line by line. A standard screenplay is considered complete when it has been approved by the director, producer and licensor (if applicable). If any further material is needed before filming can begin, the writer may submit an additional standard screenplay feeable upon receipt of written notification that shooting has begun.
A semi-standard screenplay is 17 pages long and includes some additional features intended to make its editing easier.