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Writing contest
« on: June 13, 2008, 04:55:49 PM »
Hey guys,

I was thinking: is anyone up for a small screenplay writing contest? Just for the fun. Here are some basic rules:

1. The screenplay must be at least 5 pages and 10 pages maximum.
-A front page with the title must be included, that one doesn't count as a page.
2. The screenplay must include this line: "Sometimes we leave things to be found".
-A different line with the same content is allowed
3. Every genre is allowed, from Horror to Romance, Comedy to Science-Fiction.
-Except an erotic story, I think that's against the forum rules.
4. Screenplays must be online by June 30th.
-I link for download or view must be placed in a new topic. Please place all screenplays in the same topic instead of a new topic for every screenplay
5. Everyone can enter, everyone can vote
-Even if you don't enter a screenplay, you can still vote. Rank all screenplays from best (1st place) to worst (last place)
7. Good luck to all!

So, who's up?

Participants:
1. Erik
2. Sanford
3. Lifeordeath1 (Not sure)
4. the_sorcerer
5. MrStone
6. You?
« Last Edit: June 15, 2008, 10:51:39 AM by Erik »
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Re: Writing contest
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2008, 06:07:32 PM »
2. Sanford

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Re: Writing contest
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 10:01:17 PM »
By june 30?  I would love to, but I dont know if I have enough time right now.  Could we make it longer?  If not, I might certainly try.
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Re: Writing contest
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2008, 02:41:50 AM »
I'm down :)
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Re: Writing contest
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2008, 08:09:27 AM »
i think i would be interested, but not sure at this point.  i'm really focused on my other story, but a short story might be a nice break.

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Re: Writing contest
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2008, 10:50:11 AM »
A short one of 5 pages is enough. I thought it would be a nice idea to try. Maybe if this turns out to be quite fun, we can have one once a half year or something. The winner can call himself the best screenplay writer of the forum for 6 months :D
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Re: Writing contest
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2008, 04:19:32 PM »
Can you put me down as tentative?
« Last Edit: June 16, 2008, 08:25:21 AM by mamasan »

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Re: Writing contest
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2008, 06:59:30 AM »
Hey guys,

Tomorrow is the date, how's everyone's writing going? I just got back from holiday, so I've none writing going on at this time.
I will start tonight, hoping to have at least something, but how are you guys? Are you finished or do you need some more time? :D
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Re: Writing contest
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008, 08:04:37 AM »
Oooh, count me in (hope I'm not too late). I have a short screenplay I actually just started shooting on yesterday. I think I can trim it down to ten pages, and I'll find an area to include that line.

UPDATE: Kay, my screenplay is up.

I altered the line a bit to read "sometimes we leave lost things to be found"

I hope that's ok.

I started a new topic on the Aspiring Filmmakers board, so all of our screenplays can go there.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2008, 08:48:36 AM by joecartoon131 »
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Re: Writing contest
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2008, 11:27:21 AM »
We should have another one later, because I don't have time now.
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Re: Writing contest
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2008, 11:42:49 AM »
I think we will have another one. Let's start one every six months. This will mean that the end date for the next contest is December 31th.
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2008, 08:50:56 AM »
Sounds cool to me, can I write multiple shorts.  Is it still the same line that we have to use.
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Re: Writing contest
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2008, 01:00:15 PM »
Sounds cool to me, can I write multiple shorts.  Is it still the same line that we have to use.
No, I'm not intending to use a line every time. Maybe the next time we try a specific genre. But I think it's a good thing that there always is something that connects every story.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2008, 08:51:31 AM by Erik »
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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2008, 08:50:45 AM »
Alright, right now it's july second.
That means that a few people are late with entering their story to the contest.

I don't know what the rest think of it, but I will give you one week extra (this means till 7th of July). But what is the opinion of the rest?
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Re: Writing contest
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2008, 09:11:39 AM »
Still won't have the time, sorry.  I'm getting ready for a missions trip down to Nicaragua.
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