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Q: How do I post a script to the site?
A: Just go to http://www.simplyscripts.com/submit_your_script.html
and fill out the form.
Q: After I submit my scripts, how long will it take to be posted to the site?
A: It can take up to ten days, but usually the scripts are posted once a week (usually on Saturdays).
Q. How do I know if feedback has been posted on my script?
A. Check the box that says notify me in my email when someone replies to this topic.
Q: Will I be notified when my script is posted? And, where can I find it?
A: An e-mail is sent out right after it is posted informing you that the script is posted to http://www.simplyscripts.com/unpro.html
. In addition, you should be able to find it in the discussion board posted in your scripts genre (Action, Adventure, Horror, etc). note: hotmail and yahoo users may want to check their junk folders periodically or make @simplyscripts.com a trusted receipient.
Q: I made some changes to my script how do I go about updating the script to the site.
A: Just re-submit via the Submit Your Script
link. Indicate "This is an update to a script, logline, genre, or title already on the site." on the form.
Q: How do I get my script taken down?
A: Just send a email using the same email address you used to submit the script to http://www.simplyscripts.com/faq.html#contact
and ask that your script be taken down. It can take up to 10 days, tho usually less.
Q: How do I post a picture to the site?
A: Use [img]URL[/img]
Q: What is the site so hard to navigate?
A: It is designed this way to weed out the weak.
Q: How do I formally introduce myself to other writers? This is not compulsory btw, you can just lurk and post comments until we feel your presence, or you can tell us about yourself here:
Q: How do I find/ search for a particular script on the boards?
A: At the top right of the discussion board you will see a ScriptSearch button with a space to input script title or Author, and click on Find It! The results will appear like so:
There are 1 results
script - download
• Blog City
– Joe Blogs Hosted by: Simply Scripts
unproduced script in pdf format Joe Blogs discuss
Click on the script title (in bold) to download the script, or click on 'discuss' (in Italics) to join the discussion and offer feedback.
Another Advanced Search option is available here:https://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?v-search/
Q: How do I get feedback on my script?
A: When submitting to the site click the option: 'Writer Interested In Feedback on this work'. It often helps to open the discussion on your own thread too, to let the community know you welcome comments and to let them know you’re an active member. See also: Why is my screenplay not getting reviews?
Q: I'm a beginner writer so I'm not experienced enough to offer feedback on other's work, am I?
A: Yes, you are. If you’ve written a script, read scripts, watch movies, you are perfectly equipped to offer your thoughts and comments on another writer's script. You don’t need to be an expert on story or formatting. Just be polite and constructive with your feedback.
Q: Why is my screenplay not getting any reviews?
A: Simply Scripts is a quid pro quo site - Simply put, (the phrase is derived from Latin) it means you get what you give. Review other writer's work and most likely they will give back in return.
Q: I am a Producer. How do I contact the writer of a script I'd like to produce?
A: You can sign up to Simply Scripts and contact a fellow member via PM. Alternatively, a writer's contact details will/should appear on their screenplay title page. If all else fails, contact the Site Administrator here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I'd like to post a list of all the scripts I have submitted to Simply Scripts. How do I do that?
Q. I have a ‘how to’ question about screenwriting, where can I find the answer?
A. Discussion Board, Screenwriting Discussion, Screenwriting Class - https://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-screenwrite/
FYI, at the bottom of page 1. there is a 'Search' bar where you can look for an answer prior to posting your question.
Q. How do I find the SS Blog page?
A. There is a Blog/Home link at the top right hand side of the discussion page, or: https://www.simplyscripts.com
Q. I'm trying to find a specific Movie Script to download. Where can I find it?
Q. How do I quote text in a thread on the discussion board?
A. Click on the small 'quote' bar (top right) and the member's text will appear, example:
You can then type in your comment below. You can choose to quote the entire text or only a relevant part thereof.
Q. How do I edit a post I have made previously?
A. Click on Modify, a drop down box will reveal: Easy Edit
or Full Edit
. Select Full Edit if you want to modify or add a substantial amount to your original post.
Q. How do I set a Signature?
A. Search for your script link and copy and paste the address as http (delete the 's' as in https) with [url] [/url] Add script title.
Q. How do I edit Board Settings. I'd prefer not to see swearing etc.
A. Open your personal Member Centre. Click Personal Forum Preferences, click Board Settings and leave the box marked: ‘Disable Censored Words' unchecked.
Q. How do I find contact details for a writer of a script?
A. Email addresses can be found on https://www.simplyscripts.com/original-unproduced-scripts-a-to-l.html
Q. How do I block a member?
A. When logged in click on Member Centre, click on User Message Block – Add new user.
Q. What do I do if I have a problem with a post/thread, someone's trolling etc.?
A. PM a Mod, Admin. Or, use the Report button which is located to the right hand side of every post.
Q. What is Industry Standard Formatting/correct spacing for screenplay writing, and where can I find it?
Q. Are there any free screenwriting software Apps available?
A. Yes, http://www.page2stage.com
, https://www.trelby.org, https://www.celtx.com/index.html
Other software is available to purchase, or for a try before you buy period.
Q. How can I add my script titles and script links to my Member Signature?
A. Copy the link to your script on Simply scripts then use [url= ]pastescriptlink[/url ] You can also post a link to your website in your signature and also request Don add it here:https://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-News/m-1388760285/s-new/