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Night_Writer
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Michael, I was reading some of it the other day and it's a fine script and you're a bloody good writer, so don't despair.

Look forward to reading some of your sci-fi. I hope you'll post it on SS.


Thanks, LC.  I SO needed to hear that today.  Yes, I'll post the sci-fi script upon its first draft completion.  

Thanks again.


Drama Feature Screenplay:††The Rising
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Shaka!

You know I can't thank you enough, Dave


Twas my pleasure


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Matthew Taylor
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Congrats to all the SS quarter-finalists - Hoping to see all your name in the Semi's


Quoted from Night_Writer


Thanks, LC.  I SO needed to hear that today.  Yes, I'll post the sci-fi script upon its first draft completion.  

Thanks again.


Don't fret too much - the way the contest is set up, it could have just been a single script reader who couldn't relate to your entry and so it didn't progress.


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So if my little Excel program isnít lying to me, there were 2013 quarterfinalists. That represents roughly 10% of all entries, so over 20,000 people entered.  Thatís a massive number and you wonder how they even got enough readers for all those scripts. Still, not complaining.


I think it is lying to you - I was curious so I popped it into excel and it tells me there are just under 1,000 quarter-finalists



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FrankM
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Timmy was a Writerís Tournament entry from last year (after significant fixes).

With Seanís new format this time around, I think SS will be able to crush it in the short-film category next year  


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Dustin
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The readers are little better than slaves. If I was one of them, there would be a lot of page one binnings.


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The readers are little better than slaves. If I was one of them, there would be a lot of page one binnings.


The readers are required to give ten separate 1-10 scores on each script, so thereís no way to bail and give an honest score (assuming that all the scores are actually honest).

Page also claims to only send a script to a reader interested in that genre and topic... which means that getting too cutesy with a logline can doom your chances.


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Dustin
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...assuming that all the scores are actually honest...



Paying somebody peanuts doesn't inspire honesty. You'd expect a reader to take three hours, at least, digesting your script. That, to me, is half a day's work. No way could I afford to do that. I'd have to get a real job. The readers in the early stages are all shite. Barely out of nappies, some of them.


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AnthonyCawood
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Well done all, I have everything crossed for everyone in the next round - go team SS!


Anthony Cawood - Award winning screenwriter
Available Short screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/short-scripts
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FrankM
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Quoted from Matthew Taylor
I think it is lying to you - I was curious so I popped it into excel and it tells me there are just under 1,000 quarter-finalists


It's easier to just look at the page's source code. After a quick search, there are 970 entities labeled "script-title".


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Dustin
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Quoted from FrankM


It's easier to just look at the page's source code. After a quick search, there are 970 entities labeled "script-title".


Nice hack.


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Matthew Taylor
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Quoted from FrankM


It's easier to just look at the page's source code. After a quick search, there are 970 entities labeled "script-title".


Clever, I like it.


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Check out Simplyscripts... representing in Page!

Excellent job everyone. I'll be watching for familiar names on Aug. 15.


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So, I paid for coverage on the two features that didn't advance, and it did a decent job of filling in the spaces between all the great feedback I got here.

For Who Wants to Be a Princess?, it was almost point-for-point the revisions I'd made since the submission date. Thanks, khamanna and colkurtz8, your feedback on that draft was spot-on. Had it scored better and survived to the semifinals, all of those requested changes would have been in there.

Using the Princess stuff as a benchmark, it gives me some confidence that the guy (the attached bio used "he") who wrote about Glass House knows what he's talking about.

  • First, he compared it directly to "Night Gallery," which was Sean's prototype in the 7WC.
  • Second, the technical advice is obvious to me in hindsight (a lot of the female characters do sound alike).
  • Third, the stuff about horror tropes probably went unsaid here because it's common knowledge among horror writers but only clear to me in hindsight. A lot of the victims in Glass House were innocent, which makes this read more like a bunch of "Criminal Minds" episodes than a horror anthology. Apparently, horror victims are supposed to "have it coming" even if the punishment is way out of proportion.

He said, "this felt like an 80s kind of potboiler". I don't know what that means (the only horror movie I saw in the 80s was Alien), but my guess is he wants me to relate the conflicts to contemporary society. If so, that was a goal for re-writes anyway.

His favorite villain in the story was the Teetotaler while the SS-verse seemed to like Liz. What they have in common is that their victims had each done something wrong according to the villain's clearly stated (though absurdly high) standards.

So, with feedback that rates as "not a waste of money," it's actually the best experience I've had with paid coverage.


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Dustin
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So, with feedback that rates as "not a waste of money," it's actually the best experience I've had with paid coverage.


How do you know the feedback isn't a waste of money? Unless the rewrite based on this guy's notes helps sell your script then it's a waste of money.


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Scar Tissue Films
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A potboiler is a piece of work you produce just to get paid (you're doing it just to 'keep the pot boiling') . Something you don't put your heart into.

He's basically saying you're like a hack from the 80's!
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