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Forum: Writing Exercises Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 52
Posted By dpaterso
Re: A Christmas contest, perhaps.

So that's a no then. :D


Consider writing an 8-page "B" story you didn't use in your full length screenplay!


Good good, two and a half weeks to come up with something.
Forum: Writing Exercises 12-03-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 52
Posted By dpaterso
A Christmas contest, perhaps.

Pretty much a shot in the dark, but show of hands if you might be interested.

Last year's contest (http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/showthread.php?t=84176) was a washout, will 2019, an odd...
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-05-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,797
Posted By dpaterso
Re: October 2019 Contest + results

Yeah maybe not everybody's cup of tea, the alternative was suggested if that didn't suit, write something Halloween or horror themed instead, que sera maybe next time.
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-03-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,797
Posted By dpaterso
Re: October 2019 Contest + results

Thank you discerning readers for your votes!

A couple of folks I half-expected to enter, didn't enter. We are literally down to a handful.

Related perhaps, usually there's some opinions and...
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-01-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,797
Posted By dpaterso
Re: October 2019 Contest + results

I figured including a good-looking widow-woman with good legs busting a chair over a clown's back had to get a vote or two.
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-01-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,797
Posted By dpaterso
Re: October 2019 Contest + results

So noted! If their being real matters then BASED ON ACTUAL PERSONS at the top might not have gone amiss. Not sure if that changes my thoughts on the repetitive use of their full names, though?

I...
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-01-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,797
Posted By dpaterso
Re: October 2019 Contest + results

Okay just for fun, my votes went like:

1st - The Credit Bureau
2nd - Pandemic
3rd - The Wish

And my thoughts went like:

Body In The Woods
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-01-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,797
Posted By dpaterso
Re: October 2019 Contest + results

They know who they are! :congrats:
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-31-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,797
Posted By dpaterso
Re: October 2019 Contest - votes by Oct 31 pls

Why, that doesn't sound sinister at all!


Well played, I'd give you an extra vote if I could.

Congrats to all for writing to theme and deadline and for giving me fun reads, and to Southern_land for...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-31-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,797
Posted By dpaterso
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-30-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,797
Posted By dpaterso
Re: October 2019 Contest

Bless your kind heart. :) I'll try to get 'em in earlier though.
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-30-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,797
Posted By dpaterso
Re: October 2019 Contest

I've read 'em and I'm pondering.

What does "before the 31st" mean? Is today, the 30th, the last day for voting?
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-25-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The next writing exercise - deadline Oct 25

Hey midnight's not for another 30 minutes here!

For posterity, the entries are here (http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/showthread.php?t=85014).
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-22-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The next writing exercise

4 days remaining, including today!

Hey is there a 1-script-only submission limit?
Forum: Television 10-22-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Watchmen

I tried reading the comic after watching the movie, which I thought was excellent. The original material read well, but it couldn't quite deliver the shiny latex excitement of the movie, no surprise...
Forum: Films 10-20-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The next TERMINATOR flick

They did that in the comics,* human prisoners with surgical scars across their distended bellies were sent back with terminator kill teams, the terminators promptly ripped them open to take the...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-18-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The next writing exercise

Hey that's a week left until the deadline!

Panic will commence in... 5... 4... 3...
Forum: Basics 10-18-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Scene within a scene

Fair enough, can't argue. So it's a comedy. :) Good luck with it.
Forum: Basics 10-17-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Scene within a scene

Your question's been answered, so let me ask another, if this isn't interesting to you, and it sure sounds as if it isn't, why write these scenes at all? Why not put them into a more interesting...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-14-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The next writing exercise

Practice makes perfect, go you!

From the previous Southern_land contest:

address shanecameron65(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

I've written something too but I'll let it fester for a while before sending,...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-13-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The next writing exercise

I'll try to slip in the 1st post theme suggestion if I can, but if it isn't going to earn me 99 bonus points, maybe I shouldn't angst about it, maybe just a Halloween-y theme or horror story will do...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-12-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The next writing exercise

I think the deadline is the 25th (which gives us time for voting before Halloween comes around) and the theme is suggested in the 1st post above.
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-11-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The next writing exercise

That's my thought for every contest -- writers really need that long to write 8 pages?! But real life has a way of popping up without warning, so yes sometimes folks do need that long.

StoryWriter,...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-07-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Who Will Be The First To Put One Of These Satanic Horrors In Their Screenplay?

Yeah they've got a great sound, like a Celtic Irish or Scandinavian folk vibe. That ain't her first rodeo.
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-01-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The next writing exercise

I... don't know.

/looks sideways at Southern_land
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