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SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board    Screenwriting Discussion    The 2019 Writers' Tournament  ›  How Long Do You Want To Be Allowed To Write? Moderators: Mr. Blonde
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 One Week Or 48 Hours?
48 Hours. (16 votes)
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One Week. (1 votes)
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DustinBowcot
Posted: May 30th, 2019, 5:33am Report to Moderator
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A week for each script would turn this challenge into a marathon. I don't have a problem writing scripts in 48 hours, it's the reading afterwards that is the biggest time commitment. Then there's the collection and collation of votes.
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Mr. Blonde
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Quoted from DustinBowcot
A week for each script would turn this challenge into a marathon. I don't have a problem writing scripts in 48 hours, it's the reading afterwards that is the biggest time commitment. Then there's the collection and collation of votes.


Perhaps, just in case it wasn't clear, I should clarify. The length of the contest would remain unchanged. Week 1 would be writing a script. Week 2 would be writing week 2's script and reviewing week 1's scripts. 3, 4 and 5 follow the same pattern as week 2. As I had stated, it would be the equivalent of 5 concurrent OWCs, not 5 consecutive OWCs. Just making sure the information is clear.


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Dreamscale
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72 hours would be ideal, as it wold include both weekend and weekday.

Weekdays are MUCH easier for me to write on.
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khamanna
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Sean, I see that for many its easier to write on weekdays. Maybe you could ask that as well?
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72 hours is seeming like by far the best fit. I'm ok either way, but 72 lets those with busy weekends finish things on Mon. I have a 48 hr prose thing coming up, if it ran into the same weekend it would be nice to have Mon.
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ReneC
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72 hours would level the playing field a bit for all the different time zones too.


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khamanna
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I'd be for 72 hours as well. And with the inclusion of a weekday. Even two.
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Pale Yellow
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Low page count. Low time frame. *check*
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jayrex
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The timezones are the problem.

72hours seems fine.


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FrankM
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I concur that 72 hours fixes most of the fairness issues while keeping the pace quick.

Still going to be tough for me in week 1, but still going to try. I missed the last couple OWCs and want to get back into building up a stable of short scripts.


Feature-length scripts:
Who Wants to Be a Princess? (Family)
Glass House (Horror anthology)

TV pilots:
"Kord" (Fantasy)
"Mal Suerte" (Superhero)

Additional scripts are listed here.
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Warren
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I think 72 hours would definitely be a good compromise, it sorts out the time zone issues but is still short enough to be a challenge. I think a week for 5 pages is too much.


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Matthew Taylor
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72 hours would mean I could join in I could get the idea in my head over the weekend and actually write it on the Monday


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Mr. Blonde
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So, am I to assume that people want 72 hours (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) to write? Any objections to that, at this point?


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Quoted from Mr. Blonde
So, am I to assume that people want 72 hours (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) to write? Any objections to that, at this point?


Seems to be the consensus.


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Okay by me.



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