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Posted by: Angry Bear, January 9th, 2019, 5:36pm
Traditionally we always have an OWC in January...

Just saying. No pressure or anything, Don.  :)
Posted by: GM, January 9th, 2019, 6:11pm; Reply: 1
When the God Queen of SimplyScriptVerse says something, it shall be done...with pressure in the form of a countdown. lol.

https://youtu.be/9jK-NcRmVcw

Posted by: StevenClark, January 9th, 2019, 6:18pm; Reply: 2
Please choose a genre for us instead of this open genre stuff. Challenge us to write out of our comfort zones instead of letting us choose our preferred genre. Just a thought cuz a lot of these have been open genre lately and thatís not much of a challenge, IMO.
Posted by: Mr. Blonde, January 9th, 2019, 6:42pm; Reply: 3
Just waiting for the PM to come in. Lol. =)
Posted by: LC, January 9th, 2019, 7:09pm; Reply: 4
My hot tip: The shorter OWC scripts were a breeze to read and critique, and filmmakers seem to prefer them, budget and otherwise...
Just saying.
Posted by: Zack, January 9th, 2019, 7:14pm; Reply: 5
Has there ever been an OWC where the genre is Action?

Zack
Posted by: Warren, January 9th, 2019, 7:24pm; Reply: 6

Quoted from LC
My hot tip: The shorter OWC scripts were a breeze to read and critique, and filmmakers seem to prefer them, budget and otherwise...
Just saying.


I was a big fan of the quickie challenge last year, I think that's what it was called.
Posted by: pale yellow, January 9th, 2019, 7:36pm; Reply: 7
Loved the shorter stories. Much easier to read.

Like the idea of all doing the same genre as well.
Posted by: LC, January 9th, 2019, 7:36pm; Reply: 8

Quoted from Zack
Has there ever been an OWC where the genre is Action?

Not sure... I do know it's been a long time between RomCom/Drama. The last one we had we also had to write lyrics to a song -  music was supplied. An unfavourable genre with some but the entries from most were very entertaining and a nice change of pace.
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, January 10th, 2019, 4:23am; Reply: 9
If there is one, it would be my first OWC - I am both excited and terrified

Posted by: Dustin, January 10th, 2019, 4:46am; Reply: 10
OWCs


Heaven when you do well.

Hell when you fail.


I think some good advice here is to not take bad reviews personally. It will be your choices on this occasion that are being questioned, not your credentials as a writer. Well, from most of us anyway.
Posted by: henb, January 10th, 2019, 5:00am; Reply: 11
I wouldn't know about your OWC comment, Dustin, since the next one will be my first attempt at one, though I do know for a fact the final two sentences from your comment are false overstatements.
Posted by: Dustin, January 10th, 2019, 5:18am; Reply: 12

Quoted from henb
I wouldn't know about your OWC comment, Dustin, since the next one will be my first attempt at one, though I do know for a fact the final two sentences from your comment are false overstatements.


I'm not sure exactly what you mean as I haven't exaggerated anything... nor have I falsely done so. What is a false exaggeration?  Wouldn't it be defined as not being an exaggeration at all? But then why bother writing it if you don't believe it is? Very strange and too difficult for me to decipher. Could you be more clear?
Posted by: Dreamscale, January 10th, 2019, 9:24am; Reply: 13
Yeah, I'd prefer a defined genre, but I don't like a short page limitation at all.

Bring it on!  I need to write something!!!
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, January 10th, 2019, 10:27am; Reply: 14
Since this thread exists - Can someone please inform me of proper OWC etiquette?

As in, reviewing the entries (including my own entry as to not inadvertently highlight which entry is mine), and scoring the entries.

Thank you

Matt
Posted by: Mr. Blonde, January 10th, 2019, 11:01am; Reply: 15
Basically, Matthew, don't leave your score in the post, don't specify which entry is yours and do your best to keep the criticism to a level of something that the writer could use to actually improve the script. That's your basic etiquette for the OWC.
Posted by: Zack, January 10th, 2019, 11:38am; Reply: 16
What about an OWC that is limited to a single location and just one character. Genre: Action.

That would be challenging. ;D

Zack
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, January 10th, 2019, 11:58am; Reply: 17

Quoted from Zack
What about an OWC that is limited to a single location and just one character. Genre: Action.

That would be challenging. ;D

Zack


I hope it's that because I have an idea for that now - In fact, even without the OWC I might write it lol I have challenged myself to write 12 shorts this year after all
Posted by: FrankM, January 10th, 2019, 12:09pm; Reply: 18

Quoted from Zack
What about an OWC that is limited to a single location and just one character. Genre: Action.

That would be challenging. ;D

Zack


Action with one character? What about a RomCom with only one character?  ;D
Posted by: Mr. Blonde, January 10th, 2019, 12:11pm; Reply: 19

Quoted from FrankM
Action with one character? What about a RomCom with only one character?  ;D


Narcissist. Way too easy, Frank. They call it a challenge for a reason. =)
Posted by: JEStaats, January 10th, 2019, 12:34pm; Reply: 20

Quoted from FrankM


Action with one character? What about a RomCom with only one character?  ;D


A one man romance and he thinks he's the funniest guy in the world. It's called 'Jeff'.

Sorry, man, I couldn't help it.
Posted by: JEStaats, January 10th, 2019, 12:36pm; Reply: 21
BTW - Is that a picture of Glenn Close with the three hearts? I'm guessing a love triangle gone bad.
Posted by: Dreamscale, January 10th, 2019, 12:43pm; Reply: 22

Quoted from JEStaats


A one man romance and he thinks he's the funniest guy in the world. It's called 'Jeff'.

Sorry, man, I couldn't help it.


HA!!  As I started reading your post, I actually said out loud, "Me!"..  Very funny...

Posted by: Don, January 10th, 2019, 1:18pm; Reply: 23

Quoted from JEStaats
BTW - Is that a picture of Glenn Close with the three hearts? I'm guessing a love triangle gone bad.


Not Glen Close...

-Don
Posted by: Philostrate, January 10th, 2019, 1:28pm; Reply: 24
It seems popular demand worked:

Subforums: January 2019 -  One Week Challenge

Will it be an action RomCom with just one character?  ;D
Posted by: hawkeye, January 10th, 2019, 3:00pm; Reply: 25
It has to be a love triangle challenge but the twist is that two of three in the triangle are sex robots.
Posted by: StevenClark, January 10th, 2019, 3:21pm; Reply: 26
Looking forward to this. I havenít written a good short in a dogís age.
Posted by: pale yellow, January 10th, 2019, 4:03pm; Reply: 27
When is the announcement??? I'm filming a short this weekend but after that I should have some time.
Posted by: James McClung, January 10th, 2019, 5:05pm; Reply: 28
Interest: Piqued.

Would also prefer a definitive genre to an open one.
Posted by: irish eyes, January 10th, 2019, 5:48pm; Reply: 29

Quoted from Clark
Looking forward to this. I havenít written a good short in a dogís age.


Finally something we agree on ;D;D;D

The short scripts were a breeze to get through... I'd stick with that
Posted by: Zack, January 10th, 2019, 5:59pm; Reply: 30
A 5 page limit would be amazing.

Action romcom. Must use five locations. Only one character. ;D Bring it on.

Zack
Posted by: Dreamscale, January 10th, 2019, 6:16pm; Reply: 31
A 5 page minimum would be amazing!!!!
Posted by: FrankM, January 10th, 2019, 7:40pm; Reply: 32
Ten page limit, but a penalty of one page for each orphan in the script.
Posted by: hawkeye, January 10th, 2019, 7:56pm; Reply: 33

Quoted from Dreamscale
A 5 page minimum would be amazing!!!!


5 page minimum or maximum?  If it's minimum, I'm writing a 93 page short.
Posted by: Warren, January 10th, 2019, 8:36pm; Reply: 34

Quoted from FrankM
Ten page limit, but a penalty of one page for each orphan in the script.


Or take it in another direction. Every block of action has to end in an orphan.
Posted by: stevie, January 10th, 2019, 10:09pm; Reply: 35
Lol not a bad idea
Wazza
Posted by: Warren, January 10th, 2019, 10:40pm; Reply: 36

Quoted from stevie
Lol not a bad idea
Wazza


Jeff's head may explode.

Posted by: stevie, January 10th, 2019, 11:16pm; Reply: 37

Quoted from Warren


Jeff's head may explode.



Mine already
has
Posted by: FrankM, January 11th, 2019, 12:51am; Reply: 38

Quoted from Warren
Or take it in another direction. Every block of action has to end in an orphan.


Donít forget to make the main (only?) character an orphan.

So, rule clarification: does a single-word line count as an orphan, such as

BANG!
Posted by: Warren, January 11th, 2019, 1:58am; Reply: 39
Can the orphan be an aspiring writer who hates orphans?
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, January 11th, 2019, 4:32am; Reply: 40

Quoted from Matthew Taylor
Since this thread exists - Can someone please inform me of proper OWC etiquette?

As in, reviewing the entries (including my own entry as to not inadvertently highlight which entry is mine), and scoring the entries.

Thank you

Matt


You must love my entry and vote for it. That's the only rule. The challenge is to figure out which one is mine.

Posted by: Matthew Taylor, January 11th, 2019, 5:29am; Reply: 41

Quoted from MarkRenshaw


You must love my entry and vote for it. That's the only rule. The challenge is to figure out which one is mine.



If the price is right I'll vote whichever way you want me to
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, January 11th, 2019, 6:34am; Reply: 42
Lol!

Also, I vote for a 2-3 page challenge. That's a real challenge, to get a story across in a very short period of time.
Posted by: Cam Gray, January 11th, 2019, 8:17am; Reply: 43
Enforced comedy writing?? Please! It's been going on 3 years or something!!!

If it's up and a short page count I'll be down for this shizzle, but stoopidly busy of late...let's get the lols and roflcopters out again!
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, January 11th, 2019, 8:31am; Reply: 44
I agree with Mark - they sell well afterwards too!
Posted by: GM, January 11th, 2019, 8:37am; Reply: 45
Whatever it may be, canít wait to read it and see what you creative people come up with.

Gabe
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, January 11th, 2019, 9:23am; Reply: 46

Quoted from JEStaats
BTW - Is that a picture of Glenn Close with the three hearts? I'm guessing a love triangle gone bad.


It's Eve Plumb - is that picture a clue? is it a Brady Bunch themed
OWC?
Posted by: Angry Bear, January 11th, 2019, 9:28am; Reply: 47

Quoted from AnthonyCawood
I agree with Mark - they sell well afterwards too!

At MP, we used to have a 1 page comp once per year. They are harder than 5 pages.  :)

Posted by: JEStaats, January 11th, 2019, 9:57am; Reply: 48

Quoted from Matthew Taylor


It's Eve Plumb - is that picture a clue? is it a Brady Bunch themed OWC?


A Brady Bunch love triangle gone bad! YES!

I fixed your orphan 8)
Posted by: hawkeye, January 11th, 2019, 10:06am; Reply: 49
Oy vey, I smell a George Glass Brady Bunch themed OWC coming on. For those of you who didnít have the misfortune of watching the Brady Bunch growing up, George Glass was the mysterious boyfriend Jan made up because she was jealous that her high school crush was more interested in Marsha than her.  I am not ashamed to admit Iíve seen that episode more than once growing
Up.

Gary
Posted by: Heretic, January 11th, 2019, 11:26am; Reply: 50
George Glass also had a brief (non-)appearance in the surprisingly good feature film from the 90s.



...which does not get me closer to figuring out what that clue means.
Posted by: jayrex, January 11th, 2019, 12:32pm; Reply: 51
I'd be happy with 5-10 pages.

Also, it would be cool to do a monthly five pager like MP.  We have the numbers to do a regular comp/challenge.

Good idea/bad idea?
Posted by: CameronD, January 11th, 2019, 12:48pm; Reply: 52
Did somebody say OWC?
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, January 11th, 2019, 4:21pm; Reply: 53
I'm a Brit - what the f*ck is a Brady Bunch?
Posted by: StevenClark, January 11th, 2019, 6:02pm; Reply: 54
Looks more like Shirley Jones to me.
Posted by: FrankM, January 11th, 2019, 6:11pm; Reply: 55

Quoted from AnthonyCawood
I'm a Brit - what the f*ck is a Brady Bunch?


SitCom from the 70s, which reportedly ended when the actor for the dad quit because the show was just too stupid for him to continue working there.

The actress for mom dated the actor for the oldest son (fortunately this was NOT one of the sitcoms that used actors actually related to one another).

The clue in the page header seems like ďthird timeís the charmĒ although also note that The Brady Bunch family did have three daughters. Might be a weird reference to the youngest daughter.
Posted by: eldave1, January 11th, 2019, 7:01pm; Reply: 56
Or Eve could be Eve in as Christmas Eve. New Year's Eve - etc. Hmm
Posted by: Angry Bear, January 11th, 2019, 7:21pm; Reply: 57
You people are blind as bats! That's all I'm saying.   :P
Posted by: Zack, January 11th, 2019, 7:43pm; Reply: 58

Quoted from Angry Bear
You people are blind as bats! That's all I'm saying.   :P


It's a Bird Box OWC! Getting my blindfold out.  8)

Zack

Posted by: FrankM, January 11th, 2019, 7:46pm; Reply: 59

Quoted from Zack


It's a Bird Box OWC! Getting my blindfold out.  8)

Zack


My typing accuracy while blindfolded is... not great.
Posted by: Zack, January 11th, 2019, 7:47pm; Reply: 60

Quoted from FrankM

My typing accuracy while blindfolded is... not great.


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Posted by: hawkeye, January 11th, 2019, 11:43pm; Reply: 61
Eve played Jan. So New Yearís Eve leads into Jan but thereís also a lot of broken hearts on New Years .... and shit. I got nothing.
Posted by: eldave1, January 12th, 2019, 12:03am; Reply: 62

Quoted from hawkeye
Eve played Jan. So New Yearís Eve leads into Jan but thereís also a lot of broken hearts on New Years .... and shit. I got nothing.


Pretty clever thinking
Posted by: LC, January 12th, 2019, 12:29am; Reply: 63
Yep, I agree, pretty clever, Gary, and more of us shoulda sussed: Jan, as in January. The broken heart symbol is made with ALT+3 and there's two of them, three plus three is six, but then a full heart, hmm... Obviously a date cause Don's written 'on'  and then: questions will be answered. Probably goes to theme as well. Valentine's Day is too far away. Could we have another hint please? I'll take a vowel... :D
Posted by: eldave1, January 12th, 2019, 12:43am; Reply: 64
Two broken hearts become one on New Years eve
Posted by: Don, January 12th, 2019, 12:55am; Reply: 65

Quoted from hawkeye
Eve played Jan. So New Yearís Eve leads into Jan but thereís also a lot of broken hearts on New Years .... and shit. I got nothing.


You had something...


Quoted from LC
Yep, I agree, pretty clever, Gary, and more of us shoulda sussed: Jan, as in January. The broken heart symbol is made with ALT+3 and there's two of them, three plus three is six, but then a full heart, hmm... Obviously a date cause Don's written 'on'  and then: questions will be answered. Probably goes to theme as well. Valentine's Day is too far away. Could we have another hint please? I'll take a vowel... :D


I've stared at the keyboard for 30 minutes to come up with a response and I can't come up with anything.  Too much, I give it away.  Too little, and it causes confusion.  

Had I known that anyone other than bert, me, and mr. blonde would actually want to be mod, I would have asked LC a lot sooner.  

So the hint is:

"One should take a long, hard look at what LC has written. Time is not on your side. "

- Don
Posted by: eldave1, January 12th, 2019, 12:58am; Reply: 66

Quoted from Don


You had something...



I've stared at the keyboard for 30 minutes to come up with a response and I can't come up with anything.  Too much, I give it away.  Too little, and it causes confusion.  

Had I known that anyone other than bert, me, and mr. blonde would actually want to be mod, I would have asked LC a lot sooner.  

So the hint is:

"One should take a long, hard look at what LC has written. Time is not on your side. "

- Don

At my age, time hasn't been on my side for about a decade
Posted by: FrankM, January 12th, 2019, 3:28am; Reply: 67
Well, the Unicode values for the broken heart and heart are 1F494 and 1F493, respectively, which doesn't tell me anything. I can't figure out how to enter emoji using my keyboard, so the shortcuts are of no use to me.

If it's a simple cipher, it'd have to be JANxxy, and the numbers that make the most sense are 119 for Jan 1, '19. Obviously, we didn't get our answer on Jan 1. Setting x as zero, y could be any digit, but we didn't get an answer on Jan 1-9.

A more complicated cipher would take the heart halves as distinct elements, giving us JANxyxyz. Taking the last two as 19 again, that's JAN x1x '19, where the only x that makes sense is a zero. But we didn't get an answer on Jan 10, either. These leaves out the possibility of z being equal to x+y.

If it's as LC said and it's some kind of sum, then we have JAN x+x+y, which could be 3+3+6 (since a whole heart is two halves) for JAN 12. Could theoretically be 4+4+8 for JAN 16 or 5+5+10 for JAN 20 or 6+6+12 for JAN 24 or 7+7+14 for JAN 28. Those all seem unlikely.

Since "time is not on our side" I will go with JAN 12.


Posted by: LC, January 12th, 2019, 4:00am; Reply: 68
Huh?  Trust you, Frank.  :P You're like my hubby - majoring in English is just not sufficient, a mathematician freak as well.

That said I wonder if I'm overthinking it (probably) by adding Brady to Jan + heart equals bradycardia - usually defined as a resting heart rate that is below 60 beats per minute. Usual is between 60 and one hundred beats.

Do anything with those numbers? Ticking clock apparently. :)
P.S. J & B equals 12  on the alphabet.
Posted by: hawkeye, January 12th, 2019, 8:13am; Reply: 69
Maybe itís much simpler than weíre making it ó two broken hearts become one (21). So on Jan 21 your questions will be answered. But thatís probably not it because OWCís are always announced on Fridayís, right?  So strike two for me.
Posted by: eldave1, January 12th, 2019, 11:44am; Reply: 70
My brain hurts. I give up
Posted by: irish eyes, January 12th, 2019, 2:46pm; Reply: 71

Quoted Text
My brain hurts. I give up


I'm with you Dave.
The best way to figure it out... wait for the announcement ;D
Posted by: FrankM, January 12th, 2019, 3:00pm; Reply: 72
I do have an alternate theory about how to determine the timing of the announcement. Iím off the airport in a bit, and it will be 16 hours before I get home, followed by me collapsing in bed.

Therefore the announcement should come in the next 24 hours :)
Posted by: Sandra Elstree., January 12th, 2019, 3:10pm; Reply: 73
*Looking "a head" two broken hearts become one.

*Janus, the god of two faces, looks ahead to the future and back to the past as he makes a decision to break people's hearts in two and not hold the OWC until Valentines Day.

*Jan has broken two hearts, but will she break a third?

*Looking ahead, a half hearted attempt at finding love twice in the same month leads to a full attempt in February and Valentines Day becomes a national holiday because of it. Woo-hoo!

;D

Sandra
Posted by: eldave1, January 12th, 2019, 3:20pm; Reply: 74

Quoted from irish eyes


I'm with you Dave.
The best way to figure it out... wait for the announcement ;D


Indeed
Posted by: jayrex, January 12th, 2019, 3:48pm; Reply: 75
This January broken hearts and dreams.  The hero finds love in the end.

My guess.
Posted by: Angry Bear, January 12th, 2019, 5:12pm; Reply: 76
I don't get the picture and it's too small for me to see. Can't enlarge it.
Posted by: GM, January 12th, 2019, 5:15pm; Reply: 77
Probably dealing with Valentineís Day?
Posted by: Dreamscale, January 13th, 2019, 12:23am; Reply: 78
i think it's most likely Stevie's broken heart when he tried to have sex with Marilyn Monroe's skeleton, and sadly, his 3 inch member cuoldn't even get through the bones...and then he was thrown in jail anyway.
  
Posted by: ChrisBodily, January 13th, 2019, 7:45am; Reply: 79
Anyone know who the woman is in the banner? She looks like Glenn Close playing Hillary. Intriguing.
Posted by: LC, January 13th, 2019, 7:57am; Reply: 80
It's Eve Plumb, Chris.

She played Jan Brady on The Brady Bunch.

Don't see the resemblance to Glenn Close myself, but apparently some do.
Posted by: Angry Bear, January 13th, 2019, 6:28pm; Reply: 81
Clear your calendars between 1/25 to 2/15.  :)
Posted by: Zack, January 13th, 2019, 6:39pm; Reply: 82

Quoted from Angry Bear
Clear your calendars between 1/25 to 2/15.  :)


Too vague. I give up.

Zack
Posted by: Don, January 13th, 2019, 7:23pm; Reply: 83

Quoted from Zack


Too vague. I give up.

Zack



Clear your calendars from:


Jan  X X V (25)

to 2/15
Posted by: LC, January 14th, 2019, 1:58am; Reply: 84
Aha! E(X)es. Oh well, clearly read way too much into it. Or not enough smarts.

Looking forward to the reveal, Don. :)
Posted by: ChrisBodily, January 14th, 2019, 7:02am; Reply: 85
Too close to my birthday, and my folks have a few other things going on. Argh. I guess I'll read any that intrigue me.

P.S. That's Eve Plumb? Wow. Didn't recognize her.
Posted by: ReneC, January 14th, 2019, 11:59am; Reply: 86
We had a Valentine's Day OWC a few years ago. I even rewrote that entry into something pretty good, but too expensive to justify. Now that my schedule is a little more relaxed, I hope to be in.
Posted by: pale yellow, January 14th, 2019, 1:50pm; Reply: 87

Quoted from irish eyes


I'm with you Dave.
The best way to figure it out... wait for the announcement ;D


I will toast to THAT! Because all this figuring is making MY brain hurt... where is the alcohol?
Posted by: Dreamscale, January 14th, 2019, 1:53pm; Reply: 88

Quoted from pale yellow
... where is the alcohol?


It's right here, Dena.  It's always available at my house!

Posted by: pale yellow, January 14th, 2019, 2:45pm; Reply: 89
Jager!!
Posted by: FrankM, January 14th, 2019, 2:58pm; Reply: 90
So the January OWC is going to be a Valentine's Day themed OWC?

I'll try, but writing romance is a bit outside my expertise. No one I ever dated (up to and including the one I married) was ever hung up on all the courtship rituals. Most stress I ever had leading up to a Valentine's Day was remembering the names of all my classmates in Third Grade.
Posted by: hawkeye, January 14th, 2019, 3:15pm; Reply: 91
Dammit, I was so close on guessing on the clues!  I had the right week, and even said itís always announced on a Friday. I feel like I should get a mug for just being in the ballpark.

Also, Iím going to enter, even though my wife claims my idea of a romantic gesture consists of putting the toilet seat down after using the loo.

Gary
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, January 14th, 2019, 3:32pm; Reply: 92
Do I get a prize for getting Eve Plumb?
Posted by: Dreamscale, January 14th, 2019, 3:39pm; Reply: 93

Quoted from hawkeye
Also, Iím going to enter, even though my wife claims my idea of a romantic gesture consists of putting the toilet seat down after using the loo.Gary


FUNNY!

Even funnier is that I'm the one who preaches about the toilet seat being down over here! My girlfriend has gotten a Hell of alot better, but not perfect still, and when we have grandkids over, the front bathroom toilet seat ain't down unless I close it myself.

Also, my girlfriend doesn't seem to be impressed when I give her kitchen gadgets, a vacuum, or other cleaning tools for Christmas.  Am I not romantic?
Posted by: pale yellow, January 14th, 2019, 4:03pm; Reply: 94
Hmmm I could do romantic even though it makes me gag... gonna be a short??? or 7WC?? Cuz I do need to get a sappy Hallmark thing in my bag of scripts.
Posted by: Sandra Elstree., January 14th, 2019, 9:46pm; Reply: 95

Quoted from pale yellow
Hmmm I could do romantic even though it makes me gag... gonna be a short??? or 7WC?? Cuz I do need to get a sappy Hallmark thing in my bag of scripts.


I'll be happy if I can pull my current "serious effort in motion" draft into existence.

We share the same feelings with regard to "sappy". I just can't stomach it either and that says a lot because I'm a "too soft-too sentimental-person-" at heart.

So I don't get it.

But as far as writing out of genre?

One thing I do is try and challenge myself by studying genres that I myself don't want to write...

...Not that I'm going to write that genre, but rather, try and put myself inside that point of view. I think that challenge serves a purpose.

Sandra
Posted by: ReneC, January 15th, 2019, 11:29am; Reply: 96
If it is Valentine's Day themed, it doesn't have to be sappy or sentimental. Lots of breakups happen around then, disappointment, single people celebrating Anti-Valentine"s...
Posted by: FrankM, January 15th, 2019, 12:34pm; Reply: 97

Quoted from ReneC
If it is Valentine's Day themed, it doesn't have to be sappy or sentimental. Lots of breakups happen around then, disappointment, single people celebrating Anti-Valentine"s...


I'm not some kind of love/romance teetotaler, and in fact have boy-meets-girl plot points in a couple of my scripts, but none of them is anywhere near a traditional romance (for example, Glass House has a female serial killer who finally meets a guy who measures up to her high expectations... not holding my breath for the Hallmark Channel to call).

Posted by: jayrex, January 15th, 2019, 1:23pm; Reply: 98
If this is a romantic theme.  The things I say are pure cheese.  In the beginning she said it wasnít her thing.  But deep down, I know she loves it.  Or at least I tell myself that.  On the page itíll be pure cheese.
Posted by: pale yellow, January 15th, 2019, 9:41pm; Reply: 99

Quoted from Sandra Elstree.


I'll be happy if I can pull my current "serious effort in motion" draft into existence.

We share the same feelings with regard to "sappy". I just can't stomach it either and that says a lot because I'm a "too soft-too sentimental-person-" at heart.

So I don't get it.

But as far as writing out of genre?

One thing I do is try and challenge myself by studying genres that I myself don't want to write...

...Not that I'm going to write that genre, but rather, try and put myself inside that point of view. I think that challenge serves a purpose.

Sandra

Totally agree with you on studying what you don't want to write. I am one of those writers that still has not found my niche ...but I hate most of all writing comedy but I often read it. Can learn to swim by treading deep water. (long as there are not hungry sharks) :)
Posted by: Angry Bear, January 18th, 2019, 9:49am; Reply: 100
Next Friday!

Sharpen your keyboards!  ;D
Posted by: CameronD, January 18th, 2019, 10:56am; Reply: 101
Wait? NEXT FRIDAY?

Posted by: DarrenJamesSeeley, January 18th, 2019, 12:10pm; Reply: 102

Quoted from Zack
Has there ever been an OWC where the genre is Action?

Zack


Yes, there was one such OWC a few years ago.
http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-june2011owc/m-1306363597/s-0/
Posted by: hawkeye, January 19th, 2019, 10:58am; Reply: 103
I would just humbly ask that the powers that be make this a "normal" OWC -- i.e., one week to enter, one week to review, then results.  Maybe shorter number of pages to make it easier for us to review as many as possible.

Just my two cents.
Gary
Posted by: FrankM, January 19th, 2019, 2:43pm; Reply: 104

Quoted from hawkeye
I would just humbly ask that the powers that be make this a "normal" OWC -- i.e., one week to enter, one week to review, then results.  Maybe shorter number of pages to make it easier for us to review as many as possible.

Just my two cents.
Gary


The "save the date" was for a three-week period, so sounds like this will be fairly close.
Posted by: Angry Bear, January 22nd, 2019, 8:30am; Reply: 105
Not sure why I'm posting this here. It has absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming OWC at all. None. Zero. No chance. I promise, but it is funny...  ;D

Posted by: ReneC, January 22nd, 2019, 12:35pm; Reply: 106

Quoted from Angry Bear
Not sure why I'm posting this here. It has absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming OWC at all. None. Zero. No chance. I promise, but it is funny...  ;D



Seems legit.
Posted by: LC, January 22nd, 2019, 7:09pm; Reply: 107
Hmm, I wonder...

Wasn't a huge fan of M.Mc, but this movie won me over. Love physical comedy and she does it so well.

Looking forward to the announcement, Pia. Very curious about this one especially on the back of a comment which was quickly withdrawn. Yes, I saw it...  :o  :D
Posted by: eldave1, January 22nd, 2019, 11:00pm; Reply: 108

Quoted from Angry Bear
Not sure why I'm posting this here. It has absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming OWC at all. None. Zero. No chance. I promise, but it is funny...  ;D



Looks good
Posted by: Angry Bear, January 23rd, 2019, 9:15am; Reply: 109

Quoted from LC

Looking forward to the announcement, Pia. Very curious about this one especially on the back of a comment which was quickly withdrawn. Yes, I saw it...  :o  :D

:o

I deleted it because the video link was not the right one.  ;)

I hope you guys show up for this OWC. You all have requested a challenge, so that's what it'll be.  :D
Posted by: FrankM, January 23rd, 2019, 9:40am; Reply: 110

Quoted from Angry Bear
Not sure why I'm posting this here. It has absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming OWC at all. None. Zero. No chance. I promise, but it is funny...  ;D



An Identity Theft OWC would be writing in someone else's style, which would make the who-wrote-what guessing portion particularly entertaining.
Posted by: eldave1, January 23rd, 2019, 10:52am; Reply: 111

Quoted from FrankM


An Identity Theft OWC would be writing in someone else's style, which would make the who-wrote-what guessing portion particularly entertaining.


I think the only one I could tell who didn't write it would be
Jeff.
Posted by: hawkeye, January 23rd, 2019, 10:57am; Reply: 112
Mine would be pretty easy to guess -- it would be the one with all the negative reviews.
Posted by: ReneC, January 23rd, 2019, 11:41am; Reply: 113
Do I even have a style?  :-/
Posted by: Angry Bear, January 24th, 2019, 3:21pm; Reply: 114
Just noticed that the timer is wrong. The OWC will be announced tomorrow Friday at 10pm EDT. Not 11am...
Posted by: FrankM, January 24th, 2019, 4:16pm; Reply: 115

Quoted from Angry Bear
Just noticed that the timer is wrong. The OWC will be announced tomorrow Friday at 10pm EDT. Not 11am...


The only place where "EDT" might apply in January is Peru, and they wisely avoid the whole Daylight Savings Time fiasco.

Perhaps EST? :)
Posted by: Angry Bear, January 24th, 2019, 4:27pm; Reply: 116

Quoted from FrankM

Perhaps EST? :)


Of course.
Posted by: pale yellow, January 24th, 2019, 5:02pm; Reply: 117
Love MM .. writing a dramedy with her character in mine already :) haha
Posted by: CameronD, January 25th, 2019, 10:48am; Reply: 118
Posted by: Angry Bear, January 25th, 2019, 10:53am; Reply: 119
Lol!!!

It will be announced 11pm EST today.

You guys have asked for a traditional OWC and you will get it.

You've also asked for more of a challenge. You'll get that too.

See you then.  ;)
Posted by: Scar Tissue Films, January 25th, 2019, 11:56am; Reply: 120
SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT!!!!
Posted by: Scar Tissue Films, January 25th, 2019, 12:01pm; Reply: 121
LIIIIEEEEESSSSS!!!
Posted by: ReneC, January 25th, 2019, 12:23pm; Reply: 122
You can't go against the sanctity of the timer. It is irrefutable. It IS the law.

...unless you're a little late submitting...

But otherwise, it IS the LAW!
Posted by: Angry Bear, January 25th, 2019, 12:30pm; Reply: 123
Time is relative...  ;D

I'm sticking to tradition here, so 11pm EST it is.
Posted by: Don, January 25th, 2019, 2:56pm; Reply: 124

Quoted from Angry Bear
Time is relative...  ;D

I'm sticking to tradition here, so 11pm EST it is.


Pia has spoken...


Posted by: Don, January 25th, 2019, 2:58pm; Reply: 125

Quoted from ReneC
You can't go against the sanctity of the timer. It is irrefutable. It IS the law.

...unless you're a little late submitting...

But otherwise, it IS the LAW!


I got 11 am and 11 pm mixed up.  

Apologies.  

- Don
Posted by: Dreamscale, January 25th, 2019, 3:21pm; Reply: 126
Pia is the LAW!!!
Posted by: Zack, January 25th, 2019, 3:54pm; Reply: 127
Pia is love. Pia is life.

Zack
Posted by: hawkeye, January 25th, 2019, 4:10pm; Reply: 128
You canít spell One Week Challenge without Pia.

Well, you can, but I wouldnít want to.
Posted by: ReneC, January 25th, 2019, 4:21pm; Reply: 129

Quoted from Don


I got 11 am and 11 pm mixed up.  

Apologies.  

- Don


So glad it's not just me...
Posted by: FrankM, January 25th, 2019, 4:24pm; Reply: 130

Quoted from Don


I got 11 am and 11 pm mixed up.  

Apologies.  

- Don


Resetting the timer was a smart move.

I probably would have just hit the snooze bar eighty times.

Posted by: Dreamscale, January 25th, 2019, 5:56pm; Reply: 131
Pia is Pia!!!!

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: pale yellow, January 25th, 2019, 7:59pm; Reply: 132
Pia is the angry bear of the simply scripts forest and queen of the OWC! :)

Can't wait for the unveil tonight!
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