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Forum: Writing Exercises Today, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
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 Today, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Scene within a scene

Fair enough, can't argue. So it's a comedy. :) Good luck with it.
Forum: Basics Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
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, 01:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
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, 01:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
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, 03:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
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, 02:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
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, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
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, 06:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The next writing exercise

I... don't know.

/looks sideways at Southern_land
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-30-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By dpaterso
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-19-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - Winter is Coming contest

Thanks for the comments StoryWriter, spectacular fails for me this time round, but I will come back stronger, he sobbed.

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I thought he did. ∞
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-18-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - Winter is Coming contest

Thanks for your thoughts and thanks for posting, response for this contest has been doubly lackadaisical, I was thinking if this is what it's going to be like, maybe it's time to stop.


Cannot argue...
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-18-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The next writing exercise

I would have looked at you funny too. I hope you at least told him it was for your epic Civil War screenplay, inspired by your surroundings.
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-15-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By dpaterso
Re: the next writing exercise

If 5-8 people say "I'm in" then let's make this happen.

The next calendar event contest is likely to be Halloween at the end of October.

P.S. "I'm in."
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-15-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - Winter is Coming contest

My votes went like,

1st - Nuclear Winter
2nd - Winter is Coming excerpt
3rd - Them Bones

And my thoughts went like,

It's A Dog's Life
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-15-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By dpaterso
Results - Winter is Coming contest

Here are the results of the Winter is Coming contest:

Title 1st 2nd 3rd Total
It's A Dog's Life - dpaterso 1 1
Winter is Coming - Southern_Land ...
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-14-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,127
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Fun short screenplay contest, Sep 7 deadline

Saturday rolls around, last day (or night) for voting, I'll post the results tomorrow morning.

Frankly I don't like the way the votes have been going so far, I'm being slaughtered, there's been a...
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-09-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,127
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Fun short screenplay contest, Sep 7 deadline

It's an enjoyable bit of fun, it breaks up the week lol.

A couple of the entries got updated with cleaner copies, supplied by a helpy member, not me.
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-08-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,127
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Fun short screenplay contest, Sep 7 deadline

Thanks, blank lines creeping in, I had to widen my window to see how they knocked the lines off.
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-08-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - Winter is Coming contest

ODD MAN OUT

FADE IN

EXT. BILL'S HOUSE - NIGHT

A suburban McMansion in a quiet, sleepy street.

Quiet until a dozen cars come roaring up and squeal to a
stop. Horns blare the opening notes of...
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-08-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - Winter is Coming contest

THEM BONES

FADE IN:


INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY

Shabby dim, neglected, old, with peeling paint, a vintage
TV, a small sofa, an easy chair and three SKELETONS.
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-08-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - Winter is Coming contest

WINTER IS COMING FOR THE ENGLISH PATIENT

FADE IN:

SUPER: EUROPE 1945

EXT. MONASTERY -- DAY

Large sections of the once beautiful courtyard walls are
blasted away. The yard is cratered. The main...
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-08-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - Winter is Coming contest

NUCLEAR WINTER

FADE IN:

INT. UNDERGROUND BUNKER -- DIM

Dingy. Dim. Dusty. Light bulbs are strung along the ceiling
illuminating the concrete walls that line the intersecting
hallways. Most are...
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-08-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - Winter is Coming contest

EXCERPT FROM A LARGER WORK

EXT. WIDE VALLEY - DAY

The mushroom cloud boils skywards. Darkening after the
initial explosion.

The vast starship struggles away. A vast pyramid. The base
five hundred...
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-08-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - Winter is Coming contest

IT'S A DOG'S LIFE

OVER BLACK

A DOG'S RAPID PANTING is heard throughout.

FADE IN:

INT. APARTMENT KITCHEN - NIGHT
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