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StevenClark
Posted: October 8th, 2019, 7:41am Report to Moderator
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I mean, really explore the space!


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And as far as Jeff’s reviews go, what can I say? They’re colorful and I, for one, would always anxiously await to see if he’d trash me or not. At the end of the day, I think Jeff takes writing so seriously that if he spots a poorly written script it almost an insult to him. As in, the writer didn’t take the time necessary to polish it and make it the best it could be. That’s fair. Other times he’s (we’re) not taking into account this could be a new writer - and I’ve seen a lot of SS regulars able to spot that and leave reviews that are toned-down and helpful.


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I mean, really explore the space!


This challenge is really great, but I have to be honest. I could really use some more cowbell.
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I struggled briefly with the page limit. First it was 6-10, then 7-11, but in the end it was 12 page limit because I wanted to give everyone the space to explore their ideas even if it meant a bunch of longer scripts.



12 pages is more than reasonable. I'm just grumpy because I like what I have and it's going too long.  


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The script was called A BEAUTIFUL DAY

It was the no dialogue challenge.


Thanks.

I reread it, and I stand by my comments.  It was well written for sure, but the style on display annoyed me for some reason.  The biggest issue for me was the ending, as I said several times.  It just didn't make sense to me that a guy would torture and/or kill someone like that, even if he thought she was drunk and caused his partner's death.  I also think on film it would not play out as you and the readers who loved it think...unless it was rewritten with some changes to the end.

But, again, it was unique read and well written, so good on you.



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Thanks.

I reread it, and I stand by my comments.  It was well written for sure, but the style on display annoyed me for some reason.  The biggest issue for me was the ending, as I said several times.  It just didn't make sense to me that a guy would torture and/or kill someone like that, even if he thought she was drunk and caused his partner's death.  I also think on film it would not play out as you and the readers who loved it think...unless it was rewritten with some changes to the end.

But, again, it was unique read and well written, so good on you.



Cheers. And talking of killing  ... I better get on with my Halloween entry mwahahahaha!
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Nothing comes to me this time. I fear I have to go search for something now.

My initial thoughts began at the incident, the scream. And I found/find nothing original there. Maybe a horse and cart thing… just clueless atm.



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Nothing comes to me this time. I fear I have to go search for something now.

My initial thoughts began at the incident, the scream. And I found/find nothing original there. Maybe a horse and cart thing… just clueless atm.


Your characters backstories can be anything. Anything. The scream could be anything.

Explore the space!


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Your characters backstories can be anything. Anything. The scream could be anything.

Explore the space!


I'll do my best and otherwise will take the reader only ticket for sure

Then it all sounds so bourgeois-ly boring; couple in a suburban house; I mean, that's what you do when things go the "usual route" in life. I know there are possibilities but just at the look at this...

And, sorry to probably annoy you, as I did with the bunch of foregone OWC hosts… but is there a possibility to extend the timeframe for reading ??? more than 15-20 in a week is just hard for me to do every read justice... smiley out




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And, sorry to probably annoy you, as I did with the bunch of foregone OWC hosts… but is there a possibility to extend the timeframe for reading ??? more than 15-20 in a week is just hard for me to do every read justice... smiley out


I thought about that. We’ll see how many entries we get.


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The problem with extended read times is that after a week, peeps lose interest and the thread goes very quiet.

IMO, it's always exciting to see who wrote what and how the voting goes, and a week even feels pretty long.


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I vote commitment to the seven day review rule. Read as many as you can and review appropriately. I may never have been an elaborate critic/reviewer but I usually get them all read.

I agree that prolonging the review period promotes disinterest. We're in this for the thrill, right?
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Some October OWCs have had over 40 entries. No way I'm reading that many in a week. 20-something, I will try to squeeze that in.


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Speaking as an entrant - I wouldn’t want over to wait over the week either.
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Some October OWCs have had over 40 entries. No way I'm reading that many in a week. 20-something, I will try to squeeze that in.


Read what you can, comment on what you feel like.  Vote for mine.

Simple.



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