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  • Fun short screenplay contest, Sep 7 deadline

    We haven't had a fun contest for a while... Halloween's still a long way off... anyone in the mood for some scribbling?

    Show of hands please.

    Suggested theme: Winter is coming.

    Edit: deadline is EOD Saturday 7 Sept.

    8 pages max (may be shorter, your choice)
    Export a PDF file and send to dpaterson57 at gmail dot com
    Or export a text file if you prefer, as long as it's readable, I don't mind.

    Edit: the entries are here and the results are here.
    Last edited by dpaterso; 09-15-2019, 11:38 AM.
    Check out the entries in the Logline Throwdown thread in Writing Exercises forum
    Your votes wanted!

  • #2
    Re: Shout if you're interested

    I'm in.


    Hey! You might do it in your house, but in this house we don't lick our butts. -- Mother Teresa

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    • #3
      Re: Shout if you're interested

      i might be in. i do have to travel the last week of the month though.
      "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist,- Pablo Picasso

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      • #4
        Re: Shout if you're interested

        Started writing something yesterday that might be contest worthy if I can bend the rules enough to make it fit.
        I heard the starting gun


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        • #5
          Re: Shout if you're interested

          Sure.

          Any excuse to write something.

          OH, WAIT, I WASN'T SHOUTING...

          OK, THEN -- SURE, I'M IN!
          "I just couldn't live in a world without me."

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          • #6
            Re: Shout if you're interested

            MORE.

            WE MUST HAVE MORE SOULS FOR THE BLOOD GOD.

            ...errr I mean, welcome aboard, everyone!

            Radical thought: what if we started writing now? Gasp! If not, when would you like the deadline to be? How long does it take you to write 8 pages? Or indeed less, that's the maximum limit.

            finalact4, travel possibility noted, would September 1st be too tight? Would September 7th give more breathing room?
            Check out the entries in the Logline Throwdown thread in Writing Exercises forum
            Your votes wanted!

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            • #7
              Re: Shout if you're interested

              Originally posted by dpaterso View Post
              We haven't had a fun contest for a while... Halloween's still a long way off... anyone in the mood for some scribbling?

              Show of hands please.

              Suggested theme: Winter is coming.
              I wasn't aware that winter was even breathing hard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CdVTCDdEwI

              But seriously folks. How about that winter of discontent

              Or the winter of disco tent?

              I got nothing.


              Hey! You might do it in your house, but in this house we don't lick our butts. -- Mother Teresa

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              • #8
                Re: Shout if you're interested

                Ermm... do we have us a subject matter on which to scribe?
                I heard the starting gun


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                • #9
                  Re: Shout if you're interested

                  Originally posted by Southern_land View Post
                  Ermm... do we have us a subject matter on which to scribe?
                  A theme was suggested, failing that there's always disco tents, or come up with something yourself.
                  Check out the entries in the Logline Throwdown thread in Writing Exercises forum
                  Your votes wanted!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Shout if you're interested

                    Originally posted by dpaterso View Post
                    A theme was suggested, failing that there's always disco tents, or come up with something yourself.
                    Crap, so used to the whole "winter is coming" thing that I've started tuning it out. My bad.
                    I heard the starting gun


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                    • #11
                      Re: Shout if you're interested

                      7th would be easier for me. i leave on Sat and don't return until the 1st. i will have my laptop but visiting kid.

                      Winter is Coming, or any idea there of works for me. thinking horror... muhahaha. i like.
                      "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist,- Pablo Picasso

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                      • #12
                        Re: Shout if you're interested

                        Originally posted by dpaterso View Post
                        How long does it take you to write 8 pages?
                        Coherency optional? If so, I could have one done tonight. But "winter coming?" It's 101 degrees here with 9,999 and 99/100% humidity. Winter is just a hopeful dream.
                        Last edited by Centos; 08-20-2019, 07:01 PM.
                        STANDARD DISCLAIMER: I'm a wannabe, take whatever I write with a huge grain of salt.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Shout if you're interested

                          Originally posted by Centos View Post
                          Coherency optional? If so, I could have one done tonight. But "winter coming?" It's 101 degrees here with 9,999 and 99/100% humidity. Winter is just a hopeful dream.


                          "Winter is just a Hopeful Dream"


                          There's your story and a kickass title right there.


                          It'll take me two weeks just to come up with a title which will even then pretty much suck ball sacks.


                          Hey! You might do it in your house, but in this house we don't lick our butts. -- Mother Teresa

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Centos View Post
                            Coherency optional? If so, I could have one done tonight.
                            Orrrr take your time, give it a couple of passes before posting, who knows how it might bloom.

                            But "winter coming?" It's 101 degrees here with 9,999 and 99/100% humidity. Winter is just a hopeful dream.
                            We're writers dammit we're supposed to use our imagination! Subvert the trope, turn it around, surprise the reader.

                            General thought: Spare me, lord Odin, from any Game of Thrones parodies, that's linear thinking!
                            Check out the entries in the Logline Throwdown thread in Writing Exercises forum
                            Your votes wanted!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Shout if you're interested

                              Originally posted by dpaterso View Post
                              Orrrr take your time, give it a couple of passes before posting, who knows how it might bloom.
                              Have you seen cute little flowering weeds? A little water and they turn in hideous, sharp-edged, bug-infested, gigantic thistles. Much better to present the baby weed, some of the "lesser sighted" might think it's a flower -- sort of.

                              Originally posted by dpaterso View Post
                              We're writers dammit we're supposed to use our imagination! Subvert the trope, turn it around, surprise the reader.
                              Who is "we," Kemosabe? And what's this "imagination" you speak of? And I never did like them damn tropes. If I see one I'll blow its beak off.

                              Originally posted by dpaterso View Post
                              General thought: Spare me, lord Odin, from any Game of Thrones parodies, that's linear thinking!
                              Well, at least I don't have to worry about that with me. About the only thing I know about the "Game of Thrones" is that somewhere along the line there are little bitty, mini dragons. I know this because I saw an ad once.

                              But, seriously, "winter is coming" in August? What happened to Fall?
                              STANDARD DISCLAIMER: I'm a wannabe, take whatever I write with a huge grain of salt.

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