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Done Deal 08-16-2003 05:13 PM

Writing Exercise Forum
We have set this forum up to allow the community to practice for upcoming writing competitions and or to improve their writing skills via writing exercises.

This will be a temporary forum for now. Please do not create an exercise or challenge to simply joke around. If you have a serious and well-intended exercise then feel free to present it.

iembalm 08-16-2003 05:48 PM

Thanks so much!

Goreomedy 08-16-2003 06:29 PM

I appreciate the guidelines and agree these exercises should be to encourage growth, only.

If you want bragging rights, sell something. :)

quitesure 08-16-2003 07:03 PM

Could someone specify what, exactly, the guidelines are?

Done Deal 08-17-2003 01:06 PM

I haven't set up any grand formal guidelines since this really isn't my idea. Basically this forum is one in which you can present a writing challenge or exercise to your fellow screenwriters. When you do, which a couple of people have already shown interest in doing, then please set up the "rules," deadline, etc. for it then. It could be patterned after an upcoming contest, or something you've seen somewhere else and thought worked well. It's all fairly informal.

The only general guidelines I can throw out at this time would be, again please don't come up with some ridiculous scene for others to write just to humor yourself. If you can create a challenge in which others will hopefully grow from writing say a three age scene that puts a lot of emphasis on subtext, or one where a certain character's past is revealed by their actions, and so on then great.

Please try to steer away from the general taboos that push too many buttons -- we've all seen how that can get out of hand. But other than that the exercise could be for a comedy or a thriller, or whatever you like. You can provide the characters then set the scene and action. Or vice versa. Be creative.

As we see issues or problem come up we can address them then.

ComicBent 08-19-2003 09:43 PM

I think that this forum is a good idea. Thanks, Will.

It will be up to us to use it properly. :)

Queen Uhuru 05-08-2004 12:14 PM

When are you going to do the next challenge?

Done Deal 05-10-2004 01:06 PM

The next challenge will happen when someone comes up with an idea or suggestion. It's really up to the community. :D

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