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Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 11-18-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By dpaterso
Re: DDP Hits 30,000

That's a pretty amazing milestone, thanks once again Will for the services you've provided over the many years.
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-14-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - Halloween 2018 contest

Ah, the wonderful ellipsis... a bone of contention between writers, editors and typesetters for decades . . . and now the internet offers us every variant possible via a veritable plethora of style...
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-08-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - Halloween 2018 contest

Thanks! Better a week late than never, lol. :ernie:
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-03-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - Halloween 2018 contest

The idea existed as a possibility from the very beginning -- The Sixth Sense has spoiled us forever -- but I didn't realize/know for sure until they saw his body off the pier.
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-02-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - Halloween 2018 contest

Thanks for your comments! Mucho appreciated.

I'm not sure if there's much to discuss, but it's good to hear what readers thought.
Forum: Screenwriting 11-02-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By dpaterso
Re: When is it too much action?

Arm, leg, weapon positions seem a bit over the top.

But I think I'd want to write some details just to give a flavor of how each character fights, what their chosen weapons are, etc. If someone...
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-01-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - Halloween 2018 contest

My votes went like,

1st - Comatose
2nd - Coast Town
3rd - Thunder Cove

And my thoughts while reading went like,

Comatose
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-01-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By dpaterso
Results - Halloween 2018 contest

Here are the results and the author names reveal, TA-DAH!

1st 2nd 3rd Total
Comatose - Jai Brandon 4 1 14
The Draw - dpaterso 2 1 ...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-31-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

That would be just splendid! :D
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-29-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - Halloween 2018 contest

THUNDER COVE

FADE IN:


EXT. THUNDER COVE CEMETERY - DAY

A rickety school bus drives down a winding road. Old trees
and decayed tombstones as far as the eye can see.
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-29-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - Halloween 2018 contest

C O A S T T O W N

FADE IN:


EXT. UNDER THE SEA - DAY

Sunlight shimmers on the surface seen from below. Drifting
slowly, a huge rectangular shadow looms and BLENDS INTO --
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-29-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - Halloween 2018 contest

Blue Fairy Madness

FADE IN:


INT. CABIN -- DAY

It's off season and silent in the cabin. Bunk beds line
the walls and there's a large wooden table in the middle
of the room.
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-29-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - Halloween 2018 contest

The Contract

FADE IN:


EXT. CITY STREET -- NIGHT

Once the center of the city the grand old buildings are
lifeless derelicts now. One streetlight still shines bright --
the rest have died or...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-29-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - Halloween 2018 contest

The Draw

FADE IN:

EXT. ENDLESS DESERT HIGHWAY - DAY

A pickup truck zooms along the highway.

CLARENCE (V.O.)
Are we there yet?
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-29-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - Halloween 2018 contest

Comatose

EXT. SUBURBIA, USA - NIGHT

A block synonymous with "Leave It To Beaver's" Pine Street.
It's likely late, the majority of lights are off.

Somewhere a dog BARKS its head off, agitated. We...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-29-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By dpaterso
Entries - Halloween 2018 contest

We have 6 chain-rattling entries, and they are:

Comatose
The Draw
The Contract
Blue Fairy Madness
Coast Town
Thunder Cove

You know the drill, read 'em all (and maybe make notes as you go, so you...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-29-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

Looks at clock -- checks inbox -- looks at clock -- checks inbox...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-28-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

If you build it, they will come.

I believed it then and I believe it now.

Last day of the submissions window!
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-25-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

Yep yep, we have 5 scripts.

I haven't heard from a couple of would-be participants yet.

So, an extension.

Type like the wind, mis amigos!
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-24-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

Here we are, the final day for submissions, how time flies.

Only 2 entries so far, and one of them's mine.

Your contest needs YOU.
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-23-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

Up to midnight on the 24th, in whatever time zone you're in, since that's also technically the 24th. You could claim to live in Hawaii and submit 11 hours after midnight in the UK, and I wouldn't...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-21-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

Well done, and with time to spare!

Reminder for all,


8 pages maximum
export a PDF
email PDF to dpaterson57 at gmail.com
deadline Oct 24
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-17-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

Make that 1 WEEK to deadline! Told you the weeks would fly in, but oh no, you didn't believe me.

Edit: make that 5 days including today.

Outlining, done.
First couple of scenes, done.
First...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-11-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

Happy to have y'all aboard, that's 2 weeks remaining till deadline, the clock is ticking, thrill levels are sky-high!

Spoilers! So far I have:

FADE IN:
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-01-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By dpaterso
Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

Well here we are, 1st of October, 3 weeks and a couple of days till the deadline, which is midnight on the 24th, which gives us a week to read and vote on the entries.


8 pages maximum
export a...
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