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Old 09-30-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default Halloween's "Back From The Dead" Writ Exer.

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It's here at last:


"Back From The Dead"


Halloween Writing Exercise


Requirements:

8 Pages

Screenplay Format


What do I write?

Your call... however a haunting Halloween-inspired tale would do very nicely...


Make it: Grim. Funny. Macabre.


When do I write it?


Between 1st October and 31st October 2013


DEADLINE ... is ... MIDNIGHT:

31st October 2013


Where and how do you want me to send it to the Competition Admin?


Send either to Dpat or The Road Warrior


... at any time up to and including the DEADLINE as a PDF please!


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Old 09-30-2013, 02:53 AM   #2
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Export/submit your entries as PDF files please, email to dpaterson57 at gmail.com - subject line "Halloween contest" would be a great help!

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Old 09-30-2013, 03:12 AM   #3
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Okay, we're off, I've set it up a day early good folks of done deal, working around my schedule, . I think we can close the other Halloween thread now, to avoid confusion, and discuss the competition within this one...

As ever, any queries, refinements, requests even: please ask away in here or by way of a PM, we're quite friendly and open...

And as in previous years, banter is encouraged in here, and although by no means compulsory, please mention if you are thinking of entering or are entering in here, just gives us an idea of numbers!

We are also keen to invite VOTERS to the competition, or READER/VOTERS, may be a better way of describing the role of those who haven't entered, or ran out of time, but wish to make a contribution to helping this thing role out.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: Halloween's "Back From The Dead" Writ Exer.

Oh, and we need some BANNER BOYS, [or girls] please. by using your signature space to show other posters where we are and that this is on like Donkey Kong...


Gettin' word out isn't always easy and new posters may miss this informal Done Deal Exercise, amidst the many many other attention- grabbing compets out there, I'm aware that we have a pre-existing coterie of hard a$$ and kick a$$ regulars, but I'm always mindful of potential suckers, I mean potential new blood that's out there and doesn't know about us.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:29 AM   #5
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Default Re: Halloween's "Back From The Dead" Writ Exer.

Now, with all that formal stuff out of the way we can lighten up and by all means... please chat away...

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Old 09-30-2013, 05:11 AM   #6
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Default Re: Halloween's "Back From The Dead" Writ Exer.

Sir, sir, how many short scripts can I enter into this fine contest? 2? 5? More?
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:17 AM   #7
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You may enter up to 2 scripts of 8 pages each, laddy......................... but please bear in mind, you may be dividing your forces, or increasing them - depending on one's POV, if you wish to win or gain golden opinions of your work!

Either way, you'll still become immortal after this!
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After some discussion the NAMING of the contest has broken away from the alliterative, such as the majestic Halloween Hellraisers, the title of our last grim outing in 2012, and a few titles were rejected, including~ the "Don't Put Your Children's Fingers in the Liquidizer, Halloween Writing Exercise" in favour of a more, erm, classical horror title shall we say...

Just some brief insight there into the hard work that goes into these competitions behind the scenes that you, dear entrant, don't often see!
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:41 AM   #9
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Default Re: Halloween's "Back From The Dead" Writ Exer.

I'm in. Sometime around the Valentine's Day exercise I got a terrible idea that I thought might be a better fit for Halloween.

If you are a shy, noob, I encourage you to take a stab at this. It's fun and you'll probably learn some things.



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Old 09-30-2013, 12:02 PM   #10
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First: 8 pages a minimum, maximum, or guideline?
Second: to submit, do we PM first?
Third: I frickin' love Gummy Bears.

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