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Warren
Posted: January 27th, 2019, 7:16pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Dreamscale
Very surprised at several things...

1)  That most are saying how difficult this is.

2)  That at least 2 writers are finished already, first draft or not.



Well considering I'm one of those that is finished a first draft, I will say that I found this incredibly difficult for many reasons. I hardly ever write comedy and I don't really enjoy writing it either. And romance that's just a whole other beast, that being said, it's a long weekend here in Australia so I spent almost 7 solid hours yesterday on that first draft, and about 2 hours today making it pretty.

At this point I don't hate it, so that's a start.


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JakeJon
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I'm concerned over asking a "dumb ass " question.  Yeah right!  Would like to submit a rewrite of an old script, retrofitted to meet , what I think are, the rom-com requirements.  Also it's only four pages.

If either of these  are  "out of bounds"  I'll forego.  Would still like to submit.  Exclude me from the challenge results if necessary.

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My participation isn't looking so good at the moment. Really struggling with this one. I believe I have a clever idea, but I just can't seem to get it on the page. Whether I enter or not, i look forward to reading the entries.

Zack


Zack, my brother...relax.  It's Sunday night.  Parameters were just released less than 48 hours ago!

To each their own how they write and it's why the world keeps turning, but for this Kid, I don't even intend on thinking about it yet.

I'll be in, and I'll read (at least some) of every single entry.  Personally, I really like the challenge!



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Zack
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Quoted from Dreamscale


Zack, my brother...relax.  It's Sunday night.  Parameters were just released less than 48 hours ago!



You're probably right. Lol. Maybe it'll click for me in a day or two. Just need to let it cook a little in the oven.

Zack


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Quoted from JakeJon
Would like to submit a rewrite of an old script, retrofitted to meet , what I think are, the rom-com requirements.  Also it's only four pages.

If either of these  are  "out of bounds"  I'll forego.  Would still like to submit.  Exclude me from the challenge results if necessary.

The challenge is to write a new script in one week...

5-10 pages. A  4 page script would simply not be posted for the challenge.

As far as the romcom stuff goes, this is what a romcom is according to wikipedia.

Romantic comedy is a genre with light-hearted, humorous plotlines centered on romantic ideas, such as how true love is able to surmount most obstacles. One dictionary definition is "a funny movie, play, or television program about a love story that ends happily". Wikipedia


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Warren
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If you make me quietly chuckle or smile at some point and I'm touched by the romantic element I'll be happy.

Now, has anyone heard from Dave?


If you quietly chuckle at how bad it is, that counts, right?

Dave has been unusually quiet on the boards all round.


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First draft done.

No idea what I have.

At least it's an entry.


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I'll read (at least some) of every single entry


I find the (at least some) part of your statement discouraging. They are going to be 10 pages at most. It should take less than ten minutes to read one. Then probably another five-to-fifteen minutes to write a review. I will be hoping to read and review every script submitted in their entirety. I don't find it that hard to commit to reading all of a script (especially a short), unless it is riddled with grammatical, spelling, formatting errors and, or is just too confusing.


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First draft done.

No idea what I have.

At least it's an entry.


Considering how dominant you've been over the course of the last few challenges, and just knowing your writing, I'd say it's safe to say you probably have a competitor.


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I find the (at least some) part of your statement discouraging. They are going to be 10 pages at most. It should take less than ten minutes to read one. Then probably another five-to-fifteen minutes to write a review. I will be hoping to read and review every script submitted in their entirety. I don't find it that hard to commit to reading all of a script (especially a short), unless it is riddled with grammatical, spelling, formatting errors and, or is just too confusing.


This being your first OWC, you will quickly become accustomed to Jeff's... um... method?

Remember not to take any comments personally, people just have different ways of reviewing scripts.


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Good advice from Warren for you there, Hank.

No matter the temptation to respond to your critics, try to bite your tongue.  Even overwhelmingly good scripts can get a: 'Nope, didn't do it for me.'

You can also review your own script as long as you don't inadvertently out yourself.


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Quoted from Angry Bear
Romantic comedy is a genre with light-hearted, humorous plotlines centered on romantic ideas, such as how true love is able to surmount most obstacles... "a funny program... that ends happily".


Uh oh... Lol.


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If I did enter this, I think I'd be sorely tempted (for the first time ever) to write a pisser. Proper Mills and Boon bad over the top romance buffoonery.


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I'm in. Going to try and steal a few hours at work to secretly type this up.

Mine will most likely be lacking in the comedy element, but it is light hearted so we will see.

Good luck to all


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If I did enter this, I think I'd be sorely tempted (for the first time ever) to write a pisser. Proper Mills and Boon bad over the top romance buffoonery.


Love Is In The Bush

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Logline: A combined Super Bowl party/blind date turns bloody when Jeff finds himself in the Rams sauna room clad only in roses and chocolate.

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