Bob Serlling was once hailed as a genius, but his style and writing style has evolved into a masterpiece.
The British author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” is known for his distinctive style, which he said helped him land his biggest hits, including “The Great Gatsby” and “The Wind in the Willows.”
But he said he didn’t realize the influence of his earlier work until he was asked to create the script for a film adaptation of “A Day’s Work” by a producer.
“The script was so terrible it’s like a dream to write,” he told the BBC’s “The View.”
“I thought I was brilliant but I wasn’t very good at it.”
Serling, who died of cancer in May, said he never took his writing style as seriously as he should have.
He said he always wanted to write a novel but it took him years to get there.
“I did not realize how difficult it was for me to write in a way that I was actually able to do.
So I tried to make it as easy as possible for myself,” he said.”
It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, and I’m still writing it.
It’s a lot of work.”
Watch the video above to hear Serling discuss his writing methods.
Serling has said he spent five years on the script before deciding to adapt the book, and he said the script has helped him achieve a certain level of success.
“He never gave up, he never quit, he was never going to quit,” Serling said.
But Serling admitted he has some limitations when it comes to writing a novel.
“You need to have a lot more time to develop a story and get it right,” he explained.
“When I started, I had two or three ideas and I’d get them down to two pages.
But now, I’m three or four ideas deep and I think it’s really nice that I’ve got a little bit of time to work on it.”
But sometimes I think, ‘Oh, I can’t do this.’
It’s just not my thing.