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Old 03-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #11
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Those pages are craaaaaaazy good.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:54 PM   #12
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Craig wanted to read it because he used to have a similar idea and wanted to see how Ben was gonna play it out.
Jealous?
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:49 PM   #13
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Jealous?
Of course.

Jealousy is what drives this industry.

But I stick to what I said.

Famous people influence their followers. If he said it was the worst three pages he has read we would be looking for flaws rather than merits.

Font is wrong. Nothing happens. Not compelling. Not entertaining. Doesn't tell us what the character is like. Not enough parentheticals. etc.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:34 PM   #14
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Of course.

Jealousy is what drives this industry.
I would avoid sweeping generalizations of what drives tens of thousands of people to do their jobs.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #15
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Of course.

Jealousy is what drives this industry.

But I stick to what I said.

Famous people influence their followers. If he said it was the worst three pages he has read we would be looking for flaws rather than merits.
I think I may have listened to one August/Mazin podcast, and I probably didn't even get all the way through that one.

Honestly, 'cause I'm such an ass, I was kinda hoping those three pages weren't good, and I could raise a stink...

But they are good. And not recognizing that, or implying someone thinks the pages are good to curry favor, or that jealousy is what drives writers indicates a lack of awareness in this craft that you want to be a part of.

If you really think those three pages aren't good, then there's no hope for you.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:21 PM   #16
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You might give it another listen; it can be "John and Craig Chatter Hour" at times but they have their moments.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:27 AM   #17
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You might give it another listen; it can be "John and Craig Chatter Hour" at times but they have their moments.
I'll just read the updates from others.

I didn't even listen to the one that this thread references. Just checked out the pages when they were linked.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #18
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I liked them a lot. Best of luck to the writer, hopefully something comes of it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:16 AM   #19
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I got around to reading them and liked the first 3 enough to want to read the rest. I think there was a confidence to the writing you don't see with most amateur scripts. It's hard to describe but you get the sense it's in good hands.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #20
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Craig wanted to read it because he used to have a similar idea and wanted to see how Ben was gonna play it out.
This is true. Craig said that he was writing a similar concept and wanted to see what he [Ben] was doing with it, even joked "don't sue me," (in a kidding sorta ways) but it's clear that Ben's style caught his attention.

It's a very generous offer by Craig to read Ben's material. I'm not jealous of Ben at all, but I am so happy (for him) that his writing scored him an audience with someone in the industry that could have an impact on his writing.

What tells us we're in the hands of a good writer is that there isn't a lick of dialogue in these three pages, and it's still entertaining... that was nice.

I have to say that their comments on these three page challenges are interesting, and once in a while, have brought attention to the front lines in my own writing.

Very much appreciated,
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