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Don
Posted: February 26th, 2011, 12:41am Report to Moderator
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So, what are you writing?

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Hi,

Thanks everyone for entering.  This was like a family reunion with all the familiar names I've seen.

I'll be posting the scripts around 10 at a time.

There were around 40 scripts submitted.  Final count forthcoming.

The names are all pseudonyms.  Genders and Names are assigned randomly unless the author has provided his/her own pseudonym.  

There is a theme to the pseudonyms.

More later,

Don





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Thank you Don, and everyone participating in and around the challenge.

To watch the show and see the talent is more than breathtaking. I must learn to breath all over again.

Sandra



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Already got the theme...

But I'm not going to tell you...

I'll just leave you hanging...
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Was there a requirement that anybody who submitted a script had to be a board member so they could comment or was it open to anyone?

James


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You Had to be a board member as of the deadline.

How many total were submitted?


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Wow! This is exciting! The loglines all sound so great!

I can't wait until tomorrow to start reading them.  

I'm off to work right now.   Darn it.

Cindy



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Don
Posted: February 26th, 2011, 11:40am Report to Moderator
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Quoted from jwent6688
Was there a requirement that anybody who submitted a script had to be a board member so they could comment or was it open to anyone?

James


James,

Yes, anyone who submitted had to be a member of the discussion board.  



Quoted from reuel51
You Had to be a board member as of the deadline.

How many total were submitted?



There were 40 scripts submitted.

Don


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Yes, thank you. I thought I asked that on another board. I didn't know this one was here.

40... that doesn't seem too bad.


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Posted: February 27th, 2011, 1:49am Report to Moderator
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Yes, thank you. I thought I asked that on another board. I didn't know this one was here.

40... that doesn't seem too bad.



Brian,

You did mention on another board.  I moved some stuff around thinking I'll organize everything to make sense.  However, this made no sense to anyone but me.

Forty scripts is over the top considering that the challenge was advertised to only SimplyScripts Discussion Board members and MoviePoetmembers.  

For those who care, the record for an OWC 45

I think I mentioned already that this seemed like a family reunion.  


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Already got the theme...

But I'm not going to tell you...

I'll just leave you hanging...


Michaell,

You really cut it to the quick on this one.  You were the first to guess, albeit obliquely, the pseudonym theme which was suggested by Darren (aka DarrenJamesSeeley).  

Most names (other than those provided by OWC writers his/her selves) are known executioners (mostly European).

Thanks to all that played along.  Extra point to those folks who know but were able to be subtle about it.  

Don

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Where's the next batch? Bring 'em on!


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Quoted from Don




You really cut it to the quick on this one.  You were the first to guess, albeit obliquely, the pseudonym theme which was suggested by Darren (aka DarrenJamesSeeley).  

Most names (other than those provided by OWC writers his/her selves) are known executioners (mostly European).

Thanks to all that played along.  Extra point to those folks who know but were able to be subtle about it.  

Don

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Do I get an extra point on top of the extra point?  





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Quoted from Don

Thanks to all that played along.  Extra point to those folks who know but were able to be subtle about it.  

Don


I should get a bonus point for figuring out that the Son of Babara MacDonald L. was synonymous for John D. McDonald who wrote "The Executioners" aka Cape Fear.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._MacDonald  


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Quoted from Don

Most names (other than those provided by OWC writers his/her selves) are known executioners (mostly European).

Thanks to all that played along.  Extra point to those folks who know but were able to be subtle about it.  

Don

Don


And Alan Smithee is a well known executioner of bad movies, now retired.

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Comments on my first OWC:

I didn't think I was going to participate as I had just started a project that I really wanted to keep working on. But then I decided why not take a day off from it and write one? If that sounds naive...yes, guilty as charged.

Writing the story took substantially less than a day, but tweaking it during the weak certainly becomes a distraction. And then there are the days lost to reading the stories carefully and commenting. So this definitely set back the timetable for my project by at least a week. However....it was more than worth it.

As a new writer, I had never written a short. But the experience was invaluable for several reasons. For one thing, a lot of what happens in a feature happens in a short, but in a more focused way. Seems to me what you learn you apply to features. Also, the contest is a great way to get multiple people to discuss your work, the only way to get better. And reading all the other stories and sharing the comments is like a crash course in scripting. I learned as much about formatting and other aspects to writing in the last week as in the previous months.

So I raise my glass for those who ran this and those who participated. Cheers!

As far as the stories, I am not sure anyone hit it out of the park, in my opinion. Some could be close after rewrites. The Captive is possibly a home run for me, depending on how certain questions I have are answered. The short about Shark Tooth was extremely well written, especially the dialogue, which was simply amazing in my estimation. The story itself did not blow me away, but the writing did. And the story about the guy who faced a captured creature on a boat, and who had paid a high price to face that creature, was a great effort, though it needs major surgery to work.

There were stories that were incredibly well written but that had logic gaps, or lacked development, or thematic content. And of course there were those where the opposite holds true.

I don't know how the process works, but I look forward to seeing the rewrites, watching some of the stories with potential develop. Again, thanks to everyone!
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Now I'm even more curious! I'm afarid I'm not on here everyday, so it goes over my head and I'm just not ignorant enough to poke my nose into other peoples business. Better just to forget it and move on then.


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