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Angry Bear
Posted: January 25th, 2019, 11:00pm Report to Moderator
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Love is in the air!

Welcome to the January/February 2019 OWC.  Your challenge, should you chose to partake, is to write a properly formatted script 5 - 10 pages, not including the title page.


Theme: Love/Romance

Genre: Rom-com

Challenge: Roses, chocolate and something red must be in the script. They should not be mere props in the background, but play some part, even if small.



There will be a Review Page E-mailed to you for you to score the scripts you read.  Please only give scores to scripts that you have read. Please do not rate scripts in your review.


Timeline:  Scripts are due February 1st at 11:59PM EST.

Scripts will be posted February 2nd.

Votes are due February 15th.

Scores will be posted Sunday February 17th.

This isn't a contest - itís a challenge.  There are no official prizes, but stranger things have happened...

You may submit more than one script, but be aware that we have some seriously good writers here. IMO, itís better to write one GREAT script than two or three mediocre ones. However, if you can pull it off, youíre welcome to.

You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until February 1st 11:59 EST. Do not put your real name on your script Ė this is an anonymous challenge.  However, please use your real name when submitting your script here https://www.simplyscripts.com/owc .  After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit your script with your name on it.

Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review the other scripts submitted.

Please put © on your title page.

Best of luck and I hope everyone enjoys this challenge.  


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For those of you who don't like the subject matter or the genre. Try to think outside the box. Romance and love is not exclusive to a man and a woman, nor is it exclusive to a man/man or woman/woman love. I once wrote a script about a mime and a ventriloquist puppet, both male, who were in a relationship. It was produced too. Channel your creative side of your brains.  


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If anything is going to challenge me its a rom-com. This is so far out of my comfort zone, but I'll put something up. I apologize in advance to all that subject themselves to it.


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These should be fun to read.

Where's my funny hat? I might spend all my time looking for it.

Chris? Channeling Chris.

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I was in until I saw that it had to be properly formatted.

I kid, I kid.  I'm definitely interested -- glad to have a OWC to challenge us!!


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Quoted from Angry Bear
Channel your creative side of your brains.  


What the hell is that? All jokes aside, you're certainly putting the challenge back in this. Should be an interesting one.


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Pia, Romantic dramady allowed?

I mean obviously no RomComs are outrageously funny and all scripts have drama elements, right?

I can't wait to read Warren's script!


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Quoted from LC


I can't wait to read Warren's script!


You need to set your expectations pretty low



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Pia, Romantic dramady allowed?

I mean obviously no RomComs are outrageously funny and all scripts have drama elements, right?

I can't wait to read Warren's script!


Romantic dramedy. Isn't that pretty close to rom-com?

Drama is conflict and is pivotal to all scripts regardless of genre. Which is why I'm sure Warren will do well because he understands this.


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It feels like every Rom-Com I've seen follows the familiar pattern:

Boy Meets Girl
Boy Loses Girl
Boy Wins Girl Back

Obviously the roles can be reversed and there can be same sex rom-coms. Based on the above sequences, it seems like it has to have a happy ending.  However, would it be fair to say that we could do a Rom-Com with a unhappy ending, if it's in a comedic manner (kind of weird to think you could do that)?  




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Gary, here's fifteen RomComs with unhappy endings.

https://hellogiggles.com/reviews-coverage/movies/movies-love-actually-depressing/

I think it comes down to writing something that resonates, touches us, humorous sometimes.

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Haven't heard a peep out of Dave. This is right up his alley.


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Two questions spring to mind for me:

1. How much comedy would you figure is needed to qualify as a comedy?

2. Do both sides need to see it as romantic (for example: a stalker might see a relationship as romantic, but the stalked might not...)?


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It's simple, straightforward...and well outside my comfort zone.

Challenge accepted!


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I'm all in!!!



Here comes that Romantic I was referring to awhile ago...until new Mod Libby made me erase a line.  HA!!!

Sounds like a good challenge to me.


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Natural Born Killers is a rom-com, right?


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