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I'm six pages into my second script. Yeah, baby! This one hit wonder may have done it again. It looks like this blind squirrel may have found another nut! Move over you two muggers!

But then again...how many times have I thought this only to be dashed upon the rocks again.
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But then again...how many times have I thought this only to be dashed upon the rocks again.



I saw someone mention that their wife was going to read their entry. Do many people get opinions from their friends/family about OWC entries?

I had 3 friends read it, all liked it, but I'm never sure if they’re just being kind.


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I know this movie isn't very good, but this scene always creeped me out. A guilty pleasure for sure. ...  


Eww, that's horrible. Even on mute in the dentist's office - yuk! Maybe audio made it suspenseful. All I got was gore.


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Libby you getting one in?

Ah, Warren you gave me a good (metaphorical) kick up the backside last time and it made me get my act into gear with an entry at the eleventh hour.

An idea has just struck, one of those that sounds great in my head.   Who knows...
Nothing on paper yet and juggling other commitments.

So, just a maybe.



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I'm six pages into my second script. Yeah, baby! .

Your second?
Only entering one, right?




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Good luck everyone entering! If it weren't for work, and two other things I' just completed exhausting drafts of, I'd love to be able to compete. Horror always makes for good OWC


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I've managed to get the first draft down... finally

I have very little time today and absolutely no time tomorrow so I gotta try and squeeze in redrafting on my lunch.

One thing for sure, my entry will not be final draft quality.

at no point have I liked my story lol I'm not even sure it makes sense, or has any suspense, or is even a horror... damn, I can feel the anxiety rising lol.

Time to put some masking tape over the plot holes and hope no one digs around too hard lol

Last time Jeff gave me a 1 star - If I can beat that this time I'll be happy.


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I saw someone mention that their wife was going to read their entry. Do many people get opinions from their friends/family about OWC entries?


I used to get my partner to read them (general scripts - I've only entered 1 OWC) - Don't bother anymore, all I used to get was the polite "yeah it's good"


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I saw someone mention that their wife was going to read their entry. Do many people get opinions from their friends/family about OWC entries?

I had 3 friends read it, all liked it, but I'm never sure if they’re just being kind.


I have family and writing friends go over mine. I get to the point where I think it's perfect, then the OWC reviews start coming in and I get the honest, brutal feedback and suddenly life has no meaning and the universe becomes a dark, cold and deadly place.

Regardless, really pleased with how mine is going. One more draft tonight and I think I'm ready.  Penguins are classed a vehicle if you ride them, right?


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Out of interest - how many entries are people hoping for?

I know Zack will want as many as he can - and I hope he gets them.

But as a reader/reveiwer - I'm hoping for about 15. Lat time I felt so pressured and rushed, I couldn't actually enjoy the scripts as I wanted to get to the end as quickly as possible.

15 seems like a good number to properly devote some time to each one.



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Eww, that's horrible. Even on mute in the dentist's office - yuk! Maybe audio made it suspenseful. All I got was gore.



All the audio does is reveal some awful acting and some terrible dialog. Lol. Still enjoy it in a "so bad it's kinda good" sort of way.  


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How many entries are people hoping for?

As a reader/reveiwer - I'm hoping for about 15. Lat time I felt so pressured and rushed, I couldn't actually enjoy the scripts as I wanted to get to the end as quickly as possible.


When I first became a member, a million years ago, there used to be around twelve entries. Then over the years it ballooned to 30-40 because Don used to announce it in social media and such. What happened was that we got a lot of entries from writers who never read any of the entries. This got a lot of active members cranky to say the least, so lately he has cut down on the announcements. I don't believe he did any outside announcements this time, so probably a smaller number this time.

Btw, it has never been said that everyone entering has to read every single script. Ideally, writers should, but they don't have too. Should read as many as they can, but in the case of a lot of entries, it might not be possible for some. By insisting that it's the "rules", several people no longer enter because they know they can't read them all if there's a lot and that's kind of sad too. Also, scripts can still be read after the reveal. Reviews are sometimes more thoughtful and helpful when there isn't a pressure to hurry. The writers appreciate reviews even after the OWC is over.

I will most likely not be able to enter this time. I haven't even had time to think about this.just this week I've had grandkids #4 and 5 enter this world and unfortunately a close family friend lost his mother two days ago and he's been in shock and devastated since it was very unexpected. That's a lot in less than a week. But... who knows. I used to always write my entries Friday night while drinking.  


PS: I see you are a Star Wars fan Matthew. One of my granddaughters's name is Stella Rey. I'm told it has something to do with Star Wars.  


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PS: I see you are a Star Wars fan Matthew. One of my granddaughters's name is Stella Rey. I'm told it has something to do with Star Wars.  


Many congrats on the two extra additions to your family

The Rey part is deffinitely a reference to Star Wars - don't know about the Stella part - Could be for interSTELLAr I suppose
I keep suggesting Yoda for my next born... other half is not so keen

I'm also a big Marvel fan - so I named my son Stanley after marvel legend Stan Lee (My grandad was also called Stanley, but that was a happy coincidence)


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Your second?
Only entering one, right?


Yes, I'll only enter one. My first story was 'good' but had mediocre suspense and zero horror (as per my three readers that hold NOTHING back). I'll post it sometime after the OWC.

The story I'm going to submit is tenfold in both horror and suspense.
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I saw someone mention that their wife was going to read their entry. Do many people get opinions from their friends/family about OWC entries?

I had 3 friends read it, all liked it, but I'm never sure if they’re just being kind.


I have four people that I usually ask to read and proof. They're brutally honest and more times than not have very good suggestions.
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I have four people that I usually ask to read and proof. They're brutally honest and more times than not have very good suggestions.


Last OWC, I asked my girlfriend to read and comment.  She was furious with me for days and we actually got into several fights after scripts were released and I told her peeps were offended by mine - she said she told me and then proceeded to go into 1 of those, "You never listen to me" rants.

Never again!



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Last OWC, I asked my girlfriend to read and comment.  She was furious with me for days and we actually got into several fights after scripts were released and I told her peeps were offended by mine - she said she told me and then proceeded to go into 1 of those, "You never listen to me" rants.

Never again!



This wasn't some story about a dude brutally murdering his girlfriend, was it?


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