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Old 10-12-2019, 07:33 AM   #21
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I'm not crazy about the narrow story prompt, but I'm in.
Concur. The “big reveal” plot twist is out of the bag already. The only difference, it seems, will be setting and character. Even so, I have an idea that may ameliorate that to some degree.

Eight pages by the 25th of October. Okay. Count me in, too.

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Old 10-12-2019, 04:05 PM   #22
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yep cool 25th. i have two pages of mind numbing brilliance
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:41 AM   #23
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I consider myself a mostly un-senile person, but I'm trying to figure out if this contest is supposed to have a twist at the end or if it supposed to be about something else.
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Old 10-13-2019, 02:09 AM   #24
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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 just fine!
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:43 PM   #25
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I consider myself a mostly un-senile person, but I'm trying to figure out if this contest is supposed to have a twist at the end or if it supposed to be about something else.
To be honest I'm not sure. When I suggested the idea it had just popped up as a meme on FB. Thought what the hell.

So yeah I guess a twist or muddying the waters in 8 pages and surprising folks when you get to the natural conclusion... or thinking about it, what if that's the start of your 8?
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Old 10-13-2019, 05:48 PM   #26
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Mine’s ready to submit for peer review. As ordered, I have eight full pages in glorious 12-point Courier Screenplay font. Title Page, or no Title Page? In what format do you like the submissions? Where does one send them?

As a “Writing Exercise” virgin, you’ll have to guide me. Please... be gentle.
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:04 PM   #27
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Unless dpaterso wants to handle the pointy end (given my proven and embarrassing inability to count past three and tally scores) send them through to me.
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Old 10-14-2019, 02:13 AM   #28
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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, better ideas might pop up during the next 10+ days.
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:10 AM   #29
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Cheers for that. Ok folks this contest is live

- 8 pages (or less)
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- "that awkward moment when you're digging a hole to bury a body... and you find another body."

Entries to shanecameron65(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:27 AM   #30
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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 just fine!
Thanks Derek.
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