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Posted by: Zack, April 11th, 2019, 6:36pm
Alright, horror fans. It's time to get your engines revving and to start turning those screws. The April 2019 OWC is finally here!  ;D ;D

Your challenge is to write a 3-12 page script. The screenplay must be properly formatted and in PDF format. The scripts are due on Friday, April 19th at 11:59 PM EST.

Theme: Vehicular Suspense

Genre: Horror

Challenge: The majority of your screenplay must heavily feature some sort of vehicle AND have at least one sequence of prolonged suspense. But that's not all. This OWC has a twist. Gore is to be kept to a minimum. Put readers on the edge of their seat with suspense, don't shock them with disturbing gore.

One script per writer, and the writers must remain anonymous until the challenge is over. Remember not to put your name on the title page. Submit your screenplay to Simplyscripts.com/owc.

Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review the other scripts submitted.

Good luck and, most importantly, have fun.
Posted by: LC, April 11th, 2019, 6:43pm; Reply: 1
What a surprise! So, all that about the timer was to misdirect after all.

And Jaws was set on a boat...

Bearing that in mind I presume the 'vehicle' doesn't have to be car or truck?
And not all the action, just the majority, has to take place in the vehicle?

And no gore?
Zack, are you feeling okay?  ;D

Just kidding.
Sounds like a fine challenge.
Posted by: LC, April 11th, 2019, 6:58pm; Reply: 2
Ooh, just noticed: One script per writer - and, some sort of vehicle.
8)
Posted by: Zack, April 11th, 2019, 7:00pm; Reply: 3

Quoted from LC


Bearing that in mind I presume the 'vehicle' doesn't have to be car or truck?
And not all the action, just the majority, has to take place in the vehicle?

And no gore?
Zack, are you feeling okay?  ;D



Nope, the vehicle doesn't have to be a car or truck. Planes, boats, trains, blimps, submarines... Hell, even spaceships count. Go crazy with it.  8)

As for no gore... There can be some, but it shouldn't be the focus. This challenge is more about suspense. Build the dread.

Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: JEStaats, April 11th, 2019, 7:39pm; Reply: 4
Brilliant. Nice one, Zack. I'm in.
Posted by: Warren, April 11th, 2019, 7:44pm; Reply: 5
This is the 3rd vehicle based horror in the last few years. Not my favourite setting for a story but I'll get one up.
Posted by: eldave1, April 11th, 2019, 7:56pm; Reply: 6
I got other logs in the fire right now so I will be missing this one.

It's a shame because I had a great idea - An Orphan trapped on a stage-coach tracked by Wrylie Coyotes.

Good luck to all who enter.
Posted by: Zack, April 11th, 2019, 8:15pm; Reply: 7

Quoted from eldave1


It's a shame because I had a great idea - An Orphan trapped on a stage-coach tracked by Wrylie Coyotes.



I'd count a stage-coach. ;D

You should enter, Dave. I know your not a horror guy, but surely even you love the original Jaws.  ;D Show us what you got, Dude.

Libby and John, I'm stoked you guys dig the challenge. Can't wait to see how you guys put your own spin on this.

Warren. Sorry this bums ya out. My advice is just have fun and don't be afraid to get weird with it.  ;D

And is this really the 3rd one with a focus on vehicles in the past few years? I only remember one from way, WAY back. Sorry for the repetition, oversight on my part. But the challenge must go on! ;D
Posted by: eldave1, April 11th, 2019, 8:24pm; Reply: 8

Quoted from Zack


I'd count a stage-coach. ;D

You should enter, Dave. I know your not a horror guy, but surely even you love the original Jaws.  ;D Show us what you got, Dude.

Libby and John, I'm stoked you guys dig the challenge. Can't wait to see how you guys put your own spin on this.

Warren. Sorry this bums ya out. My advise is just have fun and don't be afraid to get weird with it.  ;D


Jaws was great - I think your parameters are pretty cool. Just buried right now.
Posted by: stevie, April 11th, 2019, 11:10pm; Reply: 9
Yeah this is a cool one with a proper theme for a change lol   Am trying to get this damn time travel feature done but I guess I can at least brainstorm a bit  cheers Zack

Can‚Äôt wait to see all the friendly discussion about scenes INT or EXT the said vehicle ūüėāūüėāūüėā
Posted by: FrankM, April 12th, 2019, 12:22am; Reply: 10
Very interesting challenge, Zack. I have an idea, but hopefully I'll have a good idea in time to participate :)
Posted by: ChrisBodily, April 12th, 2019, 2:09am; Reply: 11
I might be able to pull off a quick one. I'm brainstorming ideas. I already have a title in mind.
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, April 12th, 2019, 2:14am; Reply: 12
For those looking for some vehicular inspiration... https://www.collinsdictionary.com/word-lists/vehicle-types-of-vehicle
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, April 12th, 2019, 2:22am; Reply: 13
I have some free time for once so may participate if I can think of something suitable. Time to get my disturbed thinking cap on.
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, April 12th, 2019, 3:20am; Reply: 14

Quoted from Zack

One script per writer...


THANK YOU lol - 40+ last time almost killed me


Quoted from AnthonyCawood
For those looking for some vehicular inspiration... https://www.collinsdictionary.com/word-lists/vehicle-types-of-vehicle


Thanks Anthony - I better go through the list because I can already see the comments "Another car? unoriginal! boring! I'm out"

Thanks for the challenge Zack - a lot of talented horror writers around here so I can already see my entry being towards the bottom - but it's good to get out of my comfort zone :-)

I also love your enthusiasm for hosting this challenge BTW  :)
Posted by: Zack, April 12th, 2019, 6:01am; Reply: 15
So awesome that most of you like the challenge. I'm very excited to see what you all come up with.
Posted by: ReneC, April 12th, 2019, 9:09am; Reply: 16
Nice surprise to see the announcement already! I can't believe I missed the whole vehicle angle in the clues.

I love the theme. Lots of possibility. It's going to be interesting to see what everyone comes up with.

I have a few ideas already...
Posted by: DarrenJamesSeeley, April 12th, 2019, 9:25am; Reply: 17

Quoted from Zack

Gore is to be kept to a minimum. Put readers on the edge of their seat with suspense, don't shock them with disturbing gore.
.


Can't look to The Hitcher for inspiration then? Not even Christine?Drat. ;D
Posted by: DarrenJamesSeeley, April 12th, 2019, 9:27am; Reply: 18

Quoted from Zack


Nope, the vehicle doesn't have to be a car or truck. Planes, boats, trains, blimps, submarines... Hell, even spaceships count. Go crazy with it.  8)

As for no gore... There can be some, but it shouldn't be the focus. This challenge is more about suspense. Build the dread.

Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.  ;D ;D ;D


How about a hot air balloon? Or is that thinking too far out of the box?


Posted by: Zack, April 12th, 2019, 9:32am; Reply: 19

Quoted from DarrenJamesSeeley


How about a hot air balloon? Or is that thinking too far out of the box?




Hot air balloons count in my book. ;)

Is it selfish that I'm hoping someone writes a short about Nazis and Vampires on a blimp? ;D
Posted by: khamanna, April 12th, 2019, 10:23am; Reply: 20
Sorry, Zack. I haven't realized it's so soon - I'll most probably pass on this one. My finals are on the 19th - and if you follow my blabberings here I have to have the dress ready (stitching it all by myself).

Too bad cause it sounds like a great challenge. And I love the psychological factor of it. After the 19th I'll be able to read the entries so I'll read and comment. Hopefully the stupid adress won't kill me by that time.
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 12th, 2019, 10:32am; Reply: 21
Good job, Zack!  I'm in.

So, looks like I was right after all on the "anticipation not quite being the right word", huh?

Your Hitchcock example is a classic screenwriting technique...the only problem here is that since this is the challenge, it's going to be next ti impossible to pull off the suspense, as it's known going in that each script (including Anon's 2 pager with a single orphan on Page 3) should be focused on this.

But, it's a fun challenge and I look forward to it, bro!
Posted by: Zack, April 12th, 2019, 11:15am; Reply: 22

Quoted from khamanna
Sorry, Zack. I haven't realized it's so soon - I'll most probably pass on this one. My finals are on the 19th - and if you follow my blabberings here I have to have the dress ready (stitching it all by myself).

Too bad cause it sounds like a great challenge. And I love the psychological factor of it. After the 19th I'll be able to read the entries so I'll read and comment. Hopefully the stupid adress won't kill me by that time.


Bummer you can't join, Kam. But good luck on your dress! And if you are looking for a quality model, Jeff is available. ;D
Posted by: Reef Dreamer, April 12th, 2019, 11:22am; Reply: 23
God, it feels like a long time since I did a meaningful script...if ever of course. :D

Iím on holiday at the moment which means I have a little time available . Could work and I like the parameters.

I had a script filmed into a decent short, which did well In some festivals, which was set only in a car - it can work.

Thanks Antony for the link - damn useful. Iím caught between a wheelbarrow and a sulky  :K) from that list.

In fact I donít wish to change the criteria, since thatís a Pain in the butt, but to exclude cars and  lorries etc would have been fun.

I canít promise anything as I donít seem to be very good these days at putting a story together, but right now Iím having a look.

Ta


Quoted from AnthonyCawood
For those looking for some vehicular inspiration... https://www.collinsdictionary.com/word-lists/vehicle-types-of-vehicle


Posted by: jayrex, April 12th, 2019, 12:00pm; Reply: 24
Does the vehicle have to be man made / alien made?

A vehicle is just a way to transport from A to B.  It could be anything, right?
Posted by: FrankM, April 12th, 2019, 12:13pm; Reply: 25

Quoted from jayrex
Does the vehicle have to be man made / alien made?

A vehicle is just a way to transport from A to B.  It could be anything, right?


ďThe majority of your screenplay must heavily feature some sort of vehicle AND have at least one sequence of prolonged suspense.Ē

The term vehicle is also used for something that is only important because of what itís carrying... such as an action movie functioning as a Steven Seagal vehicle, or baked potatoes serving as a butter vehicle.

Not sure how to get prolonged suspense into a baked potato.

(To be clear, Iím pretty sure Zack did not intend either of these possibilities)
Posted by: Andrew, April 12th, 2019, 1:24pm; Reply: 26
The mind immediately jumps to "Duel".
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 12th, 2019, 3:13pm; Reply: 27

Quoted from Andrew
The mind immediately jumps to "Duel".


Duel was 1 of the video clues.

Posted by: PKCardinal, April 12th, 2019, 3:34pm; Reply: 28
Oh, boy. Got two projects that I'm focused on. I really should skip this one.

Then again, it's a challenge... and a lonely mug needs a good home.

But, I'm soooo bad at horror.

Then again... it's a chance to practice horror.

But, I'm reaaaaally bad at horror.

Then again, I've never written a potato-based vehicle script. So, that might be fun.

What to do...
Posted by: TheUsualSuspect, April 12th, 2019, 3:35pm; Reply: 29
I hope to get something in for this one.
Posted by: PKCardinal, April 12th, 2019, 3:46pm; Reply: 30

Quoted from TheUsualSuspect
I hope to get something in for this one.


Something tells me you'd do just fine. :)
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, April 12th, 2019, 5:16pm; Reply: 31
Right, I'm fairly confidently that no one will be using the same vehicle as me... now just to construct a script!
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, April 12th, 2019, 6:31pm; Reply: 32

Quoted from AnthonyCawood
Right, I'm fairly confidently that no one will be using the same vehicle as me... now just to construct a script!


If it's the wheelbarrow I've got bad news for ya...
Posted by: PKCardinal, April 12th, 2019, 6:40pm; Reply: 33

Quoted from AnthonyCawood
Right, I'm fairly confidently that no one will be using the same vehicle as me... now just to construct a script!


Is it the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile? 'Cause nothing says suspense like a hot dog on wheels.

(Oooh! It could be a creature feature! A Godzilla-like creature attacks a city... our hero's only chance for escape is the Weinermobile. Final sequence: our hero, instead of escape, decides to pack the Weinermobile with explosives and -- sacrificing himself -- baits the lizard into eating it. Working title: BELCH.)

Oooh, that's good. Okay... everybody pretend you didn't read that!
Posted by: stevie, April 12th, 2019, 6:54pm; Reply: 34
Logline: a nude, well oiled crazed fan named Jeff stalks a bus load of Rams O Line players - the bigger the better - in his mobile hot tub, towing a trailer load of goat nipples, slugs, rancid butter, armchair legs, two wrylies and an orphan. When the Rams team bus breaks down outside Jeffís desert compound/ dungeon, the sheer horror begins...
Posted by: eldave1, April 12th, 2019, 8:07pm; Reply: 35

Quoted from stevie
Logline: a nude, well oiled crazed fan named Jeff stalks a bus load of Rams O Line players - the bigger the better - in his mobile hot tub, towing a trailer load of goat nipples, slugs, rancid butter, armchair legs, two wrylies and an orphan. When the Rams team bus breaks down outside Jeffís desert compound/ dungeon, the sheer horror begins...


Where do we send the mug?
Posted by: stevie, April 12th, 2019, 8:13pm; Reply: 36

Quoted from eldave1


Where do we send the mug?


Send to the Rams HQ.  They will deserve it if they survive Jeff😂😂🍩
Posted by: irish eyes, April 12th, 2019, 8:15pm; Reply: 37

Quoted from Stevie
Logline: a nude, well oiled crazed fan named Jeff stalks a bus load of Rams O Line players - the bigger the better - in his mobile hot tub, towing a trailer load of goat nipples, slugs, rancid butter, armchair legs, two wrylies and an orphan. When the Rams team bus breaks down outside Jeffís desert compound/ dungeon, the sheer horror begins...


;D;D;D funny bro
Posted by: eldave1, April 12th, 2019, 8:15pm; Reply: 38

Quoted from stevie


Send to the Rams HQ.  They will deserve it if they survive Jeff😂😂🍩


en route
Posted by: ReneC, April 12th, 2019, 8:23pm; Reply: 39

Quoted from stevie
Logline: a nude, well oiled crazed fan named Jeff stalks a bus load of Rams O Line players - the bigger the better - in his mobile hot tub, towing a trailer load of goat nipples, slugs, rancid butter, armchair legs, two wrylies and an orphan. When the Rams team bus breaks down outside Jeffís desert compound/ dungeon, the sheer horror begins...


It writes itself!
Posted by: DarrenJamesSeeley, April 12th, 2019, 9:54pm; Reply: 40
Trying to think of a good title.
I'm thinkin The Gravy Train.

::) ::)

okay
maybe not
Posted by: stevie, April 12th, 2019, 10:08pm; Reply: 41

Quoted from ReneC


It writes itself!


Yeah bro   Based on Jeffís diary

No wonder the Rams lost the SB
Posted by: stevie, April 12th, 2019, 10:08pm; Reply: 42

Quoted from stevie


Yeah bro   Based on Jeffís diary

No wonder the Rams lost the SB


I like that title DJS
I like it a lot👍🏻
Posted by: LC, April 12th, 2019, 10:18pm; Reply: 43

Quoted from stevie
... I like it a lot👍🏻

Stevie, unless it's deliberate I PM'd you about the gibberish that appears at the end of your posts.
Posted by: FrankM, April 12th, 2019, 11:38pm; Reply: 44

Quoted from LC

Stevie, unless it's deliberate I PM'd you about the gibberish that appears at the end of your posts.


They're probably emojis.

There's a crack team at the CDC working on eradicating the damned things, but it may take a while.
Posted by: LC, April 13th, 2019, 12:10am; Reply: 45

Quoted from FrankM
They're probably emojis.There's a crack team at the CDC working on eradicating the damned things, but it may take a while.

;D Spot on in this particular case. Go to the top of the class, Frank!
Lil glitches can also happen too, in my experience, if you quote someone's post and select EasyEdit instead of FullEdit. Doesn't seem to occur as much anymore which is good. Stevie just got carried away with expressing  himself. :)

Carry on.

I'm looking forward to reading some nail-biting and hair-raising scripts.
Not sure if I'm in yet.
Posted by: Warren, April 13th, 2019, 1:14am; Reply: 46

Quoted from Zack


Challenge: The majority of your screenplay must heavily feature some sort of vehicle


So this specifically doesn't say that the screenplay must be SET in a vehicle, it says that your screenplay must HEAVILY FEATURE some sort of vehicle. So like Christine isn't set in a car but it heavily features a car.

How open is this to interpretation, Zack?
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, April 13th, 2019, 3:12am; Reply: 47
I've got an idea and some free time. The planets in the solar system must be in alignment or something.

Gonna work on it today and see how far I get as I don't have a third act or an ending yet, but when has that ever stopped Holywood!

And for the brits amoung us, if you want to be original with your vehicle, here's some inspiration.

https://gold.uktv.co.uk/last-summer-wine/video/last-summer-wine-runaway-bath/
Posted by: Zack, April 13th, 2019, 5:31am; Reply: 48

Quoted from Warren


So this specifically doesn't say that the screenplay must be SET in a vehicle, it says that your screenplay must HEAVILY FEATURE some sort of vehicle. So like Christine isn't set in a car but it heavily features a car.



You pretty much hit the nail on the head, Dude. It does NOT have to be set in a vehicle. The script just needs to heavily feature some sort of vehicle. The vehicle needs to be integral to the plot.
Posted by: Anon, April 13th, 2019, 6:00am; Reply: 49

Quoted from Dreamscale


(including Anon's 2 pager with a single orphan on Page 3)


And just checking ... I can include the title page in the count, yes?
Posted by: Zack, April 13th, 2019, 6:01am; Reply: 50

Quoted from Anon


And just checking ... I can include the title page in the count, yes?


The title page does not count towards the page count.
Posted by: FrankM, April 13th, 2019, 6:11am; Reply: 51

Quoted from MarkRenshaw
And for the brits amoung us, if you want to be original with your vehicle, here's some inspiration.


ďItís bigger on the inside than it is on the outside!Ē
Posted by: Warren, April 13th, 2019, 6:42am; Reply: 52

Quoted from Zack


You pretty much hit the nail on the head, Dude. It does NOT have to be set in a vehicle. The script just needs to heavily feature some sort of vehicle. The vehicle needs to be integral to the plot.


Thanks Zack. I think I have my idea.
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 13th, 2019, 11:27am; Reply: 53
Do Stevie's short denim shorts count as a vehicle?  I think they can, as they carry his tiny pecker around.

This could be sheer terror!   ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: ReneC, April 13th, 2019, 12:31pm; Reply: 54
Too many ideas. I could do a whole anthology.

I'll probably pick the worst one.  ::)
Posted by: Zack, April 13th, 2019, 12:39pm; Reply: 55

Quoted from Dreamscale
Do Stevie's short denim shorts count as a vehicle?  I think they can, as they carry his tiny pecker around.

This could be sheer terror!   ;D ;D ;D


Sounds horrifying. And moist. ;D
Posted by: Zack, April 13th, 2019, 12:40pm; Reply: 56

Quoted from ReneC
Too many ideas. I could do a whole anthology.

I'll probably pick the worst one.  ::)


Can't be worse than Maximum Overdrive. ;D
Posted by: ReneC, April 13th, 2019, 1:15pm; Reply: 57

Quoted from Zack


Can't be worse than Maximum Overdrive. ;D


There goes the idea of rebooting that.

One down, eleven to go.
Posted by: irish eyes, April 13th, 2019, 3:21pm; Reply: 58
I wanna mug for best avatar  :D
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 13th, 2019, 4:37pm; Reply: 59
Grandkids are over for the weekend.

I guess I'll start thinking about this after i get some sleep...Monday!

No excuses.  I'm going to bring it this time.  I just hope my 2 pager can compete with Anon's.
Posted by: stevie, April 13th, 2019, 5:40pm; Reply: 60

Quoted from Dreamscale
Do Stevie's short denim shorts count as a vehicle?  I think they can, as they carry his tiny pecker around.

This could be sheer terror!   ;D ;D ;D


Those shorts are a vehicle for success brother. Youíre welcome to jump on the Cutoff Bandwagon anytime!  Youíll just have to get off - well, pushed off - before it reaches Legend Town
Posted by: stevie, April 13th, 2019, 5:42pm; Reply: 61

Quoted from Zack


Sounds horrifying. And moist. ;D


The Cutoff Bandwagon is always well lubed, Zac Attack my good man
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 13th, 2019, 10:58pm; Reply: 62

Quoted from stevie
The Cutoff Bandwagon is always well lubed, Zac Attack my good man


Bro, get the lube off your hands!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D

You're killing those old pants.  They will disintegrate!!

Posted by: Andrew, April 13th, 2019, 11:26pm; Reply: 63

Quoted from Dreamscale


Duel was 1 of the video clues.



I need to be more present.

My original idea was of three people in a car stuck in cruise control. Then I remembered Speed.

Next!

Shame, cos I wanted to pay homage to the near plane crash scene in Almost Famous where the guy announces, "I'm gay!" as the turbulence abruptly ends.
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, April 14th, 2019, 5:26pm; Reply: 64
First draft done!
Posted by: Zack, April 14th, 2019, 6:01pm; Reply: 65

Quoted from MarkRenshaw
First draft done!


Looking forward to seeing what you've come up with, Mark.
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 14th, 2019, 6:16pm; Reply: 66
I know I'm writing horror and 2 pages of script, plus title page and orphan on last page, followed by, "THE END".

Stevie's shorts are my vehicle of love...and sheer terror.  The diseases on those things could wipe out the entire world.
Posted by: Andrew, April 14th, 2019, 6:53pm; Reply: 67

Quoted from stevie


Those shorts are a vehicle for success brother. Youíre welcome to jump on the Cutoff Bandwagon anytime!  Youíll just have to get off - well, pushed off - before it reaches Legend Town


Get a pic up!
Posted by: stevie, April 14th, 2019, 7:17pm; Reply: 68
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 14th, 2019, 7:35pm; Reply: 69

Quoted from stevie


OMG!!!!!

Posted by: Andrew, April 14th, 2019, 8:50pm; Reply: 70

Quoted from stevie


Haha, yes, mate. Thatís how itís done!

Posted by: Matthew Taylor, April 15th, 2019, 2:55am; Reply: 71
No idea how you guys manage to go from challenge to fully fleshed out script in just 7 days... The only element of horror mine will have is how badly it's going to be written

Suppose I better get some words down
Posted by: Zack, April 15th, 2019, 4:40am; Reply: 72

Quoted from Matthew Taylor
No idea how you guys manage to go from challenge to fully fleshed out script in just 7 days...


It's definitely a challenge, but that's what makes it fun.  ;D You got this, Matt.
Posted by: Anon, April 15th, 2019, 5:32am; Reply: 73

Quoted from Dreamscale
I know I'm writing horror and 2 pages of script, plus title page and orphan on last page, followed by, "THE END".



Haha! No need for the orphan - just THE END on the third page - save yourself some work!

But my gentle jibing aside ... I have to thank Zack for coming up with this challenge. Why? Because parameters are incredibly creatively stimulating for me. And ironically - as I've been requesting short page counts - I've now come up with an idea within these parameters that I love so much I'm writing it as a feature.

So I'm out of this challenge - researching my new feature. But big thanks to Zack. I've been mulling over my next feature for weeks and now I'm all set!
Posted by: Warren, April 15th, 2019, 6:02am; Reply: 74
Been working through two ideas until one finally made itself clear. Not sure how it will go down with the masses but I'm quite a few pages in and I'm liking what I have.
Posted by: Zack, April 15th, 2019, 7:19am; Reply: 75

Quoted from Anon


But my gentle jibing aside ... I have to thank Zack for coming up with this challenge. Why? Because parameters are incredibly creatively stimulating for me. And ironically - as I've been requesting short page counts - I've now come up with an idea within these parameters that I love so much I'm writing it as a feature.

So I'm out of this challenge - researching my new feature. But big thanks to Zack. I've been mulling over my next feature for weeks and now I'm all set!


Happy to have been able to inspire you with the challenge. You should still join in. Write out the short you had in mind, maybe you'll get a better idea of were to take the feature based on the feedback you receive.   :)
Posted by: ReneC, April 15th, 2019, 9:05am; Reply: 76
I'm torn between a gimmick I actually like and a new spin on an old theme.

Or maybe this other idea...  :-/
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 15th, 2019, 10:29am; Reply: 77

Quoted from Matthew Taylor
No idea how you guys manage to go from challenge to fully fleshed out script in just 7 days... The only element of horror mine will have is how badly it's going to be written

Suppose I better get some words down


Shockingly, some of these peeps get it done the weekend it's announced!

My advice is not to rush to put down words.  Flesh it out in your head first, then start the writing.  It's the creative part that takes the time, not the writing.

Posted by: ReneC, April 15th, 2019, 3:21pm; Reply: 78
Settled on what to write. And I have ideas for at least three features.

Loving this challenge, Zack! Now to start writing.
Posted by: Zack, April 15th, 2019, 3:49pm; Reply: 79
I'm stoked you guys are enjoying this challenge. Getting this thing together has been a ton of fun.  Really hoping for a good turn out so I can get the opportunity to host future challenges.

Can't wait to read all of your scripts and see what kinda crazy ideas you guys come up with. ;D
Posted by: PKCardinal, April 15th, 2019, 4:39pm; Reply: 80
I've got a first draft.

It's not all that strong... And, I'm not sure more time/work is going to help it.

I'll have to decide whether or not to embarrass myself.
Posted by: Warren, April 15th, 2019, 5:07pm; Reply: 81

Quoted from PKCardinal
I've got a first draft.

It's not all that strong... And, I'm not sure more time/work is going to help it.

I'll have to decide whether or not to embarrass myself.


I'm not biting! :P

It's probably going to devour the competition.
Posted by: PKCardinal, April 15th, 2019, 5:24pm; Reply: 82

Quoted from Warren


I'm not biting! :P

It's probably going to devour the competition.


I truly don't think so. This one smells to me. If I don't enter it, I'll send it to you. You can tell me if I'm wrong. But, maybe I'll enter it and take my lumps.

We'll see. Horror's not my thing... and this script isn't convincing me otherwise. :)
Posted by: irish eyes, April 15th, 2019, 5:50pm; Reply: 83
I have nothing and it doesn't look good.
I'll read a few for sure
Posted by: Zack, April 15th, 2019, 6:30pm; Reply: 84

Quoted from irish eyes
I have nothing and it doesn't look good.
I'll read a few for sure


You've got that incredibly relevant avatar.  ;) Surely you can come up with something.

Posted by: JEStaats, April 15th, 2019, 7:38pm; Reply: 85

Quoted from PKCardinal


I truly don't think so. This one smells to me. If I don't enter it, I'll send it to you. You can tell me if I'm wrong. But, maybe I'll enter it and take my lumps.

We'll see. Horror's not my thing... and this script isn't convincing me otherwise. :)


hor∑ror: NOUN/ an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust.

From your description of how you feel about your draft, you're golden!

I'm on rev. 3 and...meh.
Posted by: stevie, April 15th, 2019, 7:47pm; Reply: 86
ĎI have nothing and it doesn't look good.í


Jeff each morning looking at his nude self
Posted by: Warren, April 15th, 2019, 9:02pm; Reply: 87
First draft done. Personally, I love it.

Now to polish the hell out of it.
Posted by: Warren, April 15th, 2019, 9:03pm; Reply: 88

Quoted from Dreamscale


No excuses.  I'm going to bring it this time.  


I'm looking forward to seeing what you put up this time.
Posted by: LC, April 15th, 2019, 9:11pm; Reply: 89

Quoted from Warren
First draft done. Personally, I love it...

Look out everyone! No false modesty from the reigning champ.  :)
Posted by: Warren, April 15th, 2019, 9:19pm; Reply: 90

Quoted from LC

Look out everyone! No false modesty from the reigning champ.  :)


The word to focus in on is "I" - love it. I think the masses are going to have strong opinions about it, but we'll see.

But yes, in all honesty, this is the first OWC script Iíve really looked at and enjoyed straight away. I think itís one of the strongest pieces Iíve ever written, OWC or otherwise  :)
Posted by: Zack, April 15th, 2019, 9:21pm; Reply: 91

Quoted from Warren


But yes, in all honesty, this is the first OWC script Iíve really looked at and enjoyed straight away. I think itís one of the strongest pieces Iíve ever written, OWC or otherwise  :)


I'm excited to see what you've come up with.  ;D
Posted by: ReneC, April 15th, 2019, 9:50pm; Reply: 92

Quoted from Warren


The word to focus in on is "I" - love it. I think the masses are going to have strong opinions about it, but we'll see.

But yes, in all honesty, this is the first OWC script Iíve really looked at and enjoyed straight away. I think itís one of the strongest pieces Iíve ever written, OWC or otherwise  :)


Well, that's intimidating.

About the whole minimal gore thing...I'm making a choice. Not sure if people will consider it outside the bounds of the competition or not, but I think I'm using considerable restraint for the story. It's not excessive or gratuitous, but it's there. Minimal means minimal, not restricted entirely.
Posted by: Zack, April 15th, 2019, 9:52pm; Reply: 93

Quoted from ReneC


About the whole minimal gore thing...I'm making a choice. Not sure if people will consider it outside the bounds of the competition or not, but I think I'm using considerable restraint for the story. It's not excessive or gratuitous, but it's there. Minimal means minimal, not restricted entirely.


As long as the focus is more on suspense than gore, you'll be good. ;D
Posted by: Warren, April 15th, 2019, 10:03pm; Reply: 94

Quoted from ReneC


Well, that's intimidating.

About the whole minimal gore thing...I'm making a choice. Not sure if people will consider it outside the bounds of the competition or not, but I think I'm using considerable restraint for the story. It's not excessive or gratuitous, but it's there. Minimal means minimal, not restricted entirely.


Coming from a double mugger!

OWC's are meant to illicit creativity. I think going out side of the box, but still managing to capture the parameters makes for far more interesting stories than 20 script that strictly adhere to them.

In saying that, every OWC has issues with how far people feel the boundaries can be pushed. That's why I quoted and clarified some issues with Zack, but I still know I'm going to cop it.


Posted by: ReneC, April 15th, 2019, 10:11pm; Reply: 95

Quoted from Warren


Coming from a double mugger!



You make it sound dirty.
Posted by: ReneC, April 15th, 2019, 10:32pm; Reply: 96
Wow. First draft done in...three hours?

It must be crap. It doesn't reek though. I'll let it sit and see if it funks up.
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, April 16th, 2019, 2:47am; Reply: 97
Second draft done and digging it. I should even get time for a 3rd or 4th, which is almost unheard of for me in OWCs.

A bit of advice for those unsure if their work is good or not. You never know until you send it out to the world. Iíve entered stuff in these OWCís Iíve been convinced are the best scripts Iíve ever written, only for them to bomb. And vice versa, stuff I thought was a bit meh but entered anyway have gone down a storm. In general, the response seems to be a MIX OF BOTH! Which is bonkers, but thatís how it goes. So enter, find the bits in you script people seem to dig and identify the areas that need work. Itís all part of the learning process.

Last point (for now) this OWC to me sounds perfect for a horror anthology and they are all the rage at the moment. Just saying, any producer out there, just sayin!
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, April 16th, 2019, 3:04am; Reply: 98

Quoted from Warren

I think itís one of the strongest pieces Iíve ever written, OWC or otherwise  :)


*Screws up his work, dramatically throws it over his shoulder and storms off*
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, April 16th, 2019, 4:08am; Reply: 99

Quoted from Dreamscale

My advice is not to rush to put down words.  Flesh it out in your head first, then start the writing.  It's the creative part that takes the time, not the writing.



Thanks for the tip. I have most of it laid out in my head - but no end.

I'm hoping a satisfying ending will present itself as I write it out - otherwise, it's going to be:
Wake up - it was all a dream - the end.
That will please people, right?
Posted by: LC, April 16th, 2019, 4:39am; Reply: 100

Quoted from Matthew Taylor
Thanks for the tip. I have most of it laid out in my head - but no end.

I'm hoping a satisfying ending will present itself as I write it out - otherwise, it's going to be:
Wake up - it was all a dream - the end.
That will please people, right?

Oh yeah, we all love that lil nugget.  ;)
Posted by: TheUsualSuspect, April 16th, 2019, 8:50am; Reply: 101

Quoted from PKCardinal


Something tells me you'd do just fine. :)


I feel like I don't post here enough for people to know what my style is and thus no one will know which is my entry.  :P

Posted by: PKCardinal, April 16th, 2019, 10:31am; Reply: 102

Quoted from TheUsualSuspect


I feel like I don't post here enough for people to know what my style is and thus no one will know which is my entry.  :P



You say that, I know, I'm sure you believe
But, I remember a script you soundly conceived

Not a style, just a choice, I'm sure you would say
For me? I'll never forget the form of that day

Posted by: TheUsualSuspect, April 16th, 2019, 11:23am; Reply: 103

Quoted from PKCardinal


You say that, I know, I'm sure you believe
But, I remember a script you soundly conceived

Not a style, just a choice, I'm sure you would say
For me? I'll never forget the form of that day



:K)



Posted by: Zombie Sean, April 16th, 2019, 11:26am; Reply: 104

Quoted Text
The script just needs to heavily feature some sort of vehicle. The vehicle needs to be integral to the plot.


Hey Zack, so my script features a vehicle in the majority of the pages, however it is not used as a story-moving plot device. The story is just set in a vehicle when something unrelated happens to the characters to make it scary. Would this be a disqualification? This might be the deciding factor of whether I'll be entering or not.
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 16th, 2019, 11:35am; Reply: 105

Quoted from Zombie Sean
Hey Zack, so my script features a vehicle in the majority of the pages, however it is not used as a story-moving plot device. The story is just set in a vehicle when something unrelated happens to the characters to make it scary. Would this be a disqualification? This might be the deciding factor of whether I'll be entering or not.


Who cares.  Just enter it.  The feedback will decide for you.

Posted by: ReneC, April 16th, 2019, 11:45am; Reply: 106

Quoted from Zombie Sean


Hey Zack, so my script features a vehicle in the majority of the pages, however it is not used as a story-moving plot device. The story is just set in a vehicle when something unrelated happens to the characters to make it scary. Would this be a disqualification? This might be the deciding factor of whether I'll be entering or not.


The Jaws 2 scene Zack used as a hint was set in a boat, but it was just the means of getting the characters into shark territory. The way I see it, as long as you use a vehicle as a primary element in your story, even if it's just a mode of transportation, it's a story-moving plot device. Your job is to build suspense into that as well, whatever the source is.

That's how I'll critique anyway.
Posted by: Zack, April 16th, 2019, 12:18pm; Reply: 107

Quoted from Zombie Sean


Hey Zack, so my script features a vehicle in the majority of the pages, however it is not used as a story-moving plot device. The story is just set in a vehicle when something unrelated happens to the characters to make it scary.


This sounds alright to me.  :)
Posted by: Philostrate, April 16th, 2019, 12:53pm; Reply: 108
I'm out.

Lots of ideas but none that settled, damn.

I was going to try again today, but work was exhausting and I really need to take a break.

Anyway, great challenge Zack! I have my hands full of ideas I want to explore, including one that I really liked but that was too complex for the challenge.

Looking forward to read your entries, guys.
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 16th, 2019, 3:08pm; Reply: 109
ARGH!!!  Nothing is coming to me that doesn't seem to be...a little stale.

It's only Tuesday and plenty of time left...and Friday is a Holiday for me, so I'll get something in.
Posted by: Zack, April 16th, 2019, 6:11pm; Reply: 110

Quoted from Dreamscale
ARGH!!!  Nothing is coming to me that doesn't seem to be...a little stale.

It's only Tuesday and plenty of time left...and Friday is a Holiday for me, so I'll get something in.


Here's some words of wisdom you shared with me when I was doubting my participation in the last OWC. Pretty sure you were wasted, but it did encourage me. ;D


Quoted from Dreamscale


Zack, have faith, my good man.  Yuo can do it...but...you have to just do it.


Posted by: Zack, April 16th, 2019, 6:18pm; Reply: 111

Quoted from Philostrate
I'm out.

Lots of ideas but none that settled, damn.



C'mon, Dave. you got this. You've still got plenty of time. Just pump out a draft. :)
Posted by: Warren, April 16th, 2019, 6:29pm; Reply: 112
Woke up, reread my entry this morning and now I think I hate it.

Damn you OWC!!!
Posted by: Zack, April 16th, 2019, 6:30pm; Reply: 113

Quoted from Warren
Woke up, reread my entry this morning and now I think I hate it.

Damn you OWC!!!


Let US be the judge, Warren.  ;D
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 16th, 2019, 6:42pm; Reply: 114

Quoted from Zack
Here's some words of wisdom you shared with me when I was doubting my participation in the last OWC. Pretty sure you were wasted, but it did encourage me. ;D


YES!!!  That's exactly what I need to hear.  Thanks, Zack.

I'll get this done and I'll give it my best.  Warren has already declared he's written his best script ever, period, already.  Rene has 3 features  in mind based on this.  Anon has a 2 pager ready!

I will persevere.  

Posted by: Zack, April 16th, 2019, 7:13pm; Reply: 115

Quoted from Dreamscale


I'll get this done and I'll give it my best.  Warren has already declared he's written his best script ever, period, already.  Rene has 3 features  in mind based on this.  Anon has a 2 pager ready!

I will persevere.  




You guys are just lucky I'm not allowed to enter this OWC. I'd kill this one. ;D;D;D
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 16th, 2019, 7:16pm; Reply: 116

Quoted from Zack
You guys are just lucky I'm not allowed to enter this OWC. I'd kill this one. ;D;D;D


Write one anyway, adhere to your parameters, and send to The Don before the deadline!

You can do it!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: Andrew, April 16th, 2019, 7:20pm; Reply: 117

Quoted from TheUsualSuspect


I feel like I don't post here enough for people to know what my style is and thus no one will know which is my entry.  :P



Ironically not TheUsualSuspect!
Posted by: Andrew, April 16th, 2019, 7:21pm; Reply: 118

Quoted from Dreamscale


Write one anyway, adhere to your parameters, and send to The Don before the deadline!

You can do it!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D



You in, Bush?

Iím sat listening to live music, half drunk, and think an idea has finally come to me...
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 16th, 2019, 7:35pm; Reply: 119

Quoted from Andrew


You in, Bush?

Iím sat listening to live music, half drunk, and think an idea has finally come to me...


I will be in for sure, but, although I'm full on drunk and a little baked, as well, I have no concept yet.  I have some ideas, but not thrilled with any and no story or even characters yet.

Good to see some "old blood" bubbling out of the abyss.

Looking forward to yours, Andrew, and wish old short shorts himself, Stevie, would grace us with a rare OWC entry, that doesn't involve his secret love, Bunnyman!

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: Andrew, April 16th, 2019, 8:02pm; Reply: 120

Quoted from Dreamscale


I will be in for sure, but, although I'm full on drunk and a little baked, as well, I have no concept yet.  I have some ideas, but not thrilled with any and no story or even characters yet.

Good to see some "old blood" bubbling out of the abyss.

Looking forward to yours, Andrew, and wish old short shorts himself, Stevie, would grace us with a rare OWC entry, that doesn't involve his secret love, Bunnyman!

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



Perfect writing state!

Stevieís shorts are a vehicle in themselves!

Is he in!?! You in, Stevie?!
Posted by: ChrisBodily, April 16th, 2019, 8:52pm; Reply: 121
As expected, I won't be able to commit. Maybe I'll come up with something on my own time. Good luck to everybody.
Posted by: Angry Bear, April 16th, 2019, 9:05pm; Reply: 122
Don't fret, Zack. People always bow out midway.  ;)
Posted by: ReneC, April 16th, 2019, 9:10pm; Reply: 123

Quoted from Dreamscale


I will be in for sure, but, although I'm full on drunk and a little baked, as well, I have no concept yet.  I have some ideas, but not thrilled with any and no story or even characters yet.




Well, there's this car...no, a unicycle. And it's after a clown. In a wheelchair. There's a set of train tracks they're both racing along, looking for somewhere to cross. And the train is coming.

Does that inspire you?









Damn, why didn't I think of that yesterday?
Posted by: Warren, April 16th, 2019, 9:19pm; Reply: 124

Quoted from Dreamscale

  Warren has already declared he's written his best script ever, period, already.  



I've since changed my mind.

Or no take backs? :p
Posted by: TheUsualSuspect, April 16th, 2019, 9:28pm; Reply: 125
I like my concept, hate my execution.
Posted by: Warren, April 17th, 2019, 12:38am; Reply: 126
After one final edit, I'll be submitting tonight. Going to be on phone internet only for the next few days so I will need to get it in early.

It will still be entered in the best shape it can be, well in my opinion at least. I look forward to reading about all the ways it isnít though :P

Excited to get the reviewing started.
Posted by: LC, April 17th, 2019, 2:07am; Reply: 127
I love watching suspense so I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with in script form. It's not as easy as some might think...

And Zack, like Pia said, don't fret about those saying they're bowing out. A lot of that went on with the RomCom challenge and look what happened there.  :o  :D
Posted by: Warren, April 17th, 2019, 5:08am; Reply: 128
Done and submitted. Good luck all!
Posted by: FrankM, April 17th, 2019, 6:09am; Reply: 129

Quoted from LC
I love watching suspense so I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with in script form. It's not as easy as some might think...

And Zack, like Pia said, don't fret about those saying they're bowing out. A lot of that went on with the RomCom challenge and look what happened there.  :o  :D


I might or might not be able to be in on this one.

Iíll just have to leave you all in suspense :)
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, April 17th, 2019, 7:45am; Reply: 130
I'm really far behind on this one - I'll get something in, but it's looking less likely to be in any fit state
Posted by: JEStaats, April 17th, 2019, 10:22am; Reply: 131
Finished rev. 5 last night, felt good about, woke up this morning and decided to trash it. Just not horrific enough for my taste.

A clean slate and a new idea. Definitely raising the stakes on this one.

Zack - No chance on entering more than one?
Posted by: Zack, April 17th, 2019, 12:02pm; Reply: 132

Quoted from JEStaats


Zack - No chance on entering more than one?


Nope, not on this OWC. One script per writer.
Posted by: CameronD, April 17th, 2019, 12:14pm; Reply: 133
Just saw this. Damn. Due in two days?

I will see what I can do. Already have an idea though.
Posted by: Zack, April 17th, 2019, 12:38pm; Reply: 134

Quoted from CameronD
Just saw this. Damn. Due in two days?

I will see what I can do. Already have an idea though.


You got this, Cameron. ;D
Posted by: PKCardinal, April 17th, 2019, 1:21pm; Reply: 135
I'll be in.

You all can tell me if it's trash or not. 'Cause I can't tell.
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, April 17th, 2019, 3:35pm; Reply: 136
I'm 5 pages in, definitely be entering Zack...
Posted by: Philostrate, April 17th, 2019, 3:57pm; Reply: 137

Quoted from Zack


C'mon, Dave. you got this. You've still got plenty of time. Just pump out a draft. :)


Hey Zack, thanks for your words of encouragement!

I'll make one last try tomorrow, but I'm not going to enter unless I manage to write something decent.
Posted by: Philostrate, April 17th, 2019, 4:00pm; Reply: 138

Quoted from Warren
Woke up, reread my entry this morning and now I think I hate it.

Damn you OWC!!!


Wait, isn't this how it works?? :)

If I had a dollar for every time it happened...
Posted by: PKCardinal, April 17th, 2019, 4:21pm; Reply: 139
Good new is... this works both ways.

I like mine a bit better today.

Of course, tomorrow I'll hate it and myself...

(Insert Lion King song here... Circle of life, is a wheel of fortune...)
Posted by: Warren, April 17th, 2019, 6:05pm; Reply: 140

Quoted from Zack



You guys are just lucky I'm not allowed to enter this OWC. I'd kill this one. ;D;D;D


Can't you enter but just not be in contention for the writerís choice?
Posted by: Warren, April 17th, 2019, 6:06pm; Reply: 141

Quoted from PKCardinal
Good new is... this works both ways.

I like mine a bit better today.


Oh God, be afriad, be very afraid!
Posted by: PKCardinal, April 17th, 2019, 6:19pm; Reply: 142

Quoted from Warren


Oh God, be afriad, be very afraid!


Oh, no. WE'RE the worried ones.

The Warren grows stronger.
Posted by: Warren, April 17th, 2019, 9:02pm; Reply: 143
How's everyone going with their entries? The thread is so quiet...
Posted by: Warren, April 17th, 2019, 9:03pm; Reply: 144
Libby you getting one in?
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 17th, 2019, 9:11pm; Reply: 145
Just came up with an idea.

Thank yous have to go out to Sweet Tea Vodka, Moonshine, Jager, and weed!

Thank you, all you things.

I actually like it and it's kind of what I was trying to come up with all along.

I'm basing my idea on Zack's hints and vids, and I think  this should work quite well.

Writing to take place either tomorrow or Friday.

I'M IN!!!!!
Posted by: TheUsualSuspect, April 17th, 2019, 9:45pm; Reply: 146
Done my first draft. Getting the wife to do a once over tomorrow than getting back to it later that evening.

All in anticipation for Dreamscape to tear it apart, call me a lousy writer and PKCardinal to outshine me once again. :)
Posted by: Warren, April 17th, 2019, 10:12pm; Reply: 147

Quoted from TheUsualSuspect


All in anticipation for Dreamscape to tear it apart, call me a lousy writer and PKCardinal to outshine me once again. :)


I second this haha
Posted by: Zack, April 17th, 2019, 10:25pm; Reply: 148
I know this movie isn't very good, but this scene always creeped me out. A guilty pleasure for sure.





Really can't wait to see how you guys approach this one. I hope to see some cool stuff. And seriously... Nazi's on a blimp. With flying vampires. ;D ;D
Posted by: ReneC, April 17th, 2019, 11:29pm; Reply: 149
I always liked Ghost Ship. Itís not good, but itís got some genuine scares, the tone is great, the cast is great, it has some interesting character moments, and I like the premise. But it doesnít execute the premise well, it has some terrible dialogue, it hits cheesy in a few places, and the third act goes off the rails.

But man, that wire haunts me. Itís bonkers, but it got me.

As for my entry, Iím not looking at it again until Friday. Itís done and the rough edges worked down. Itís nothing special, but I like it.
Posted by: JEStaats, April 18th, 2019, 12:07am; Reply: 150
I'm six pages into my second script. Yeah, baby! This one hit wonder may have done it again. It looks like this blind squirrel may have found another nut! Move over you two muggers!

But then again...how many times have I thought this only to be dashed upon the rocks again.
Posted by: Warren, April 18th, 2019, 12:37am; Reply: 151

Quoted from JEStaats

But then again...how many times have I thought this only to be dashed upon the rocks again.



I saw someone mention that their wife was going to read their entry. Do many people get opinions from their friends/family about OWC entries?

I had 3 friends read it, all liked it, but I'm never sure if theyíre just being kind.
Posted by: LC, April 18th, 2019, 1:02am; Reply: 152

Quoted from Zack
I know this movie isn't very good, but this scene always creeped me out. A guilty pleasure for sure. ...  


Eww, that's horrible. Even on mute in the dentist's office - yuk! Maybe audio made it suspenseful. All I got was gore.


Quoted from Warren
Libby you getting one in?

Ah, Warren you gave me a good (metaphorical) kick up the backside last time and it made me get my act into gear with an entry at the eleventh hour.

An idea has just struck, one of those that sounds great in my head.  ::) Who knows...
Nothing on paper yet and juggling other commitments.

So, just a maybe.

Posted by: LC, April 18th, 2019, 1:04am; Reply: 153

Quoted from JEStaats
I'm six pages into my second script. Yeah, baby! .

Your second?
Only entering one, right?


Posted by: AlsoBen, April 18th, 2019, 1:57am; Reply: 154
Good luck everyone entering! If it weren't for work, and two other things I' just completed exhausting drafts of, I'd love to be able to compete. Horror always makes for good OWC :)
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, April 18th, 2019, 3:04am; Reply: 155
I've managed to get the first draft down... finally

I have very little time today and absolutely no time tomorrow so I gotta try and squeeze in redrafting on my lunch.

One thing for sure, my entry will not be final draft quality.

at no point have I liked my story lol I'm not even sure it makes sense, or has any suspense, or is even a horror... damn, I can feel the anxiety rising lol.

Time to put some masking tape over the plot holes and hope no one digs around too hard lol

Last time Jeff gave me a 1 star - If I can beat that this time I'll be happy.


Quoted from Warren

I saw someone mention that their wife was going to read their entry. Do many people get opinions from their friends/family about OWC entries?


I used to get my partner to read them (general scripts - I've only entered 1 OWC) - Don't bother anymore, all I used to get was the polite "yeah it's good"
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, April 18th, 2019, 3:46am; Reply: 156

Quoted from Warren



I saw someone mention that their wife was going to read their entry. Do many people get opinions from their friends/family about OWC entries?

I had 3 friends read it, all liked it, but I'm never sure if theyíre just being kind.


I have family and writing friends go over mine. I get to the point where I think it's perfect, then the OWC reviews start coming in and I get the honest, brutal feedback and suddenly life has no meaning and the universe becomes a dark, cold and deadly place.

Regardless, really pleased with how mine is going. One more draft tonight and I think I'm ready.  Penguins are classed a vehicle if you ride them, right?
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, April 18th, 2019, 4:47am; Reply: 157
Out of interest - how many entries are people hoping for?

I know Zack will want as many as he can - and I hope he gets them.

But as a reader/reveiwer - I'm hoping for about 15. Lat time I felt so pressured and rushed, I couldn't actually enjoy the scripts as I wanted to get to the end as quickly as possible.

15 seems like a good number to properly devote some time to each one.

Posted by: Zack, April 18th, 2019, 7:16am; Reply: 158

Quoted from LC


Eww, that's horrible. Even on mute in the dentist's office - yuk! Maybe audio made it suspenseful. All I got was gore.



All the audio does is reveal some awful acting and some terrible dialog. Lol. Still enjoy it in a "so bad it's kinda good" sort of way.  :P
Posted by: Angry Bear, April 18th, 2019, 8:04am; Reply: 159

Quoted from Matthew Taylor
How many entries are people hoping for?

As a reader/reveiwer - I'm hoping for about 15. Lat time I felt so pressured and rushed, I couldn't actually enjoy the scripts as I wanted to get to the end as quickly as possible.


When I first became a member, a million years ago, there used to be around twelve entries. Then over the years it ballooned to 30-40 because Don used to announce it in social media and such. What happened was that we got a lot of entries from writers who never read any of the entries. This got a lot of active members cranky to say the least, so lately he has cut down on the announcements. I don't believe he did any outside announcements this time, so probably a smaller number this time.

Btw, it has never been said that everyone entering has to read every single script. Ideally, writers should, but they don't have too. Should read as many as they can, but in the case of a lot of entries, it might not be possible for some. By insisting that it's the "rules", several people no longer enter because they know they can't read them all if there's a lot and that's kind of sad too. Also, scripts can still be read after the reveal. Reviews are sometimes more thoughtful and helpful when there isn't a pressure to hurry. The writers appreciate reviews even after the OWC is over.

I will most likely not be able to enter this time. I haven't even had time to think about this.just this week I've had grandkids #4 and 5 enter this world and unfortunately a close family friend lost his mother two days ago and he's been in shock and devastated since it was very unexpected. That's a lot in less than a week. But... who knows. I used to always write my entries Friday night while drinking.   :o ;D :P


PS: I see you are a Star Wars fan Matthew. One of my granddaughters's name is Stella Rey. I'm told it has something to do with Star Wars.  :)
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, April 18th, 2019, 8:37am; Reply: 160

Quoted from Angry Bear

PS: I see you are a Star Wars fan Matthew. One of my granddaughters's name is Stella Rey. I'm told it has something to do with Star Wars.  :)


Many congrats on the two extra additions to your family :-)

The Rey part is deffinitely a reference to Star Wars - don't know about the Stella part - Could be for interSTELLAr I suppose :-)
I keep suggesting Yoda for my next born... other half is not so keen

I'm also a big Marvel fan - so I named my son Stanley after marvel legend Stan Lee (My grandad was also called Stanley, but that was a happy coincidence)
Posted by: JEStaats, April 18th, 2019, 9:08am; Reply: 161

Quoted from LC

Your second?
Only entering one, right?


Yes, I'll only enter one. My first story was 'good' but had mediocre suspense and zero horror (as per my three readers that hold NOTHING back). I'll post it sometime after the OWC.

The story I'm going to submit is tenfold in both horror and suspense.
Posted by: JEStaats, April 18th, 2019, 9:12am; Reply: 162

Quoted from Warren


I saw someone mention that their wife was going to read their entry. Do many people get opinions from their friends/family about OWC entries?

I had 3 friends read it, all liked it, but I'm never sure if theyíre just being kind.


I have four people that I usually ask to read and proof. They're brutally honest and more times than not have very good suggestions.
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 18th, 2019, 9:27am; Reply: 163

Quoted from JEStaats
I have four people that I usually ask to read and proof. They're brutally honest and more times than not have very good suggestions.


Last OWC, I asked my girlfriend to read and comment.  She was furious with me for days and we actually got into several fights after scripts were released and I told her peeps were offended by mine - she said she told me and then proceeded to go into 1 of those, "You never listen to me" rants.

Never again!

Posted by: FrankM, April 18th, 2019, 9:42am; Reply: 164

Quoted from Dreamscale


Last OWC, I asked my girlfriend to read and comment.  She was furious with me for days and we actually got into several fights after scripts were released and I told her peeps were offended by mine - she said she told me and then proceeded to go into 1 of those, "You never listen to me" rants.

Never again!



This wasn't some story about a dude brutally murdering his girlfriend, was it? :)
Posted by: Zack, April 18th, 2019, 10:07am; Reply: 165

Quoted from Dreamscale


Last OWC, I asked my girlfriend to read and comment.  She was furious with me for days and we actually got into several fights after scripts were released and I told her peeps were offended by mine - she said she told me and then proceeded to go into 1 of those, "You never listen to me" rants.

Never again!




I thought your script was funny as Hell. ;D
Posted by: PKCardinal, April 18th, 2019, 12:16pm; Reply: 166

Quoted from Warren



I saw someone mention that their wife was going to read their entry. Do many people get opinions from their friends/family about OWC entries?

I had 3 friends read it, all liked it, but I'm never sure if theyíre just being kind.


I sometimes have my wife read. She's a freelance marketing writer, and she's got a good creative eye. But, most times she's too busy actually making money, so I don't bother her with my non-revenue-generating fare.

I will almost always verbally walk her through my story over dinner or something. She's good at punching holes in my plots... a trait that doesn't always strengthen the marriage. (Especially when she's right.)

I started walking her through this one and she made me stop. Is that a good sign?
Posted by: PKCardinal, April 18th, 2019, 12:21pm; Reply: 167
I should also add... I sometimes share scripts with my mom. But, it's not for true feedback, as she never gives negative feedback. Though, she came close on UNRELIABLE WITNESS. I don't think she approved.

On my last challenge script FOR NOW (formerly BLESSING), she begged me to expand it out and turn it into a Hallmark script. God bless moms.

(Sidenote: My dad, 75, is heavy into Hallmark movies. Twenty years a cop... now he's an expert on Hallmark. Literally can run you through the plot of any movie they show. He watches them over and over.)
Posted by: Philostrate, April 18th, 2019, 1:14pm; Reply: 168

Quoted from PKCardinal

I started walking her through this one and she made me stop. Is that a good sign?


Too scary? Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner  8)

Posted by: PKCardinal, April 18th, 2019, 1:50pm; Reply: 169

Quoted from Philostrate


Too scary? Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner  8)



We're lightweights... neither one of us like horror. Our idea of horror is A Quiet Place... so, that tells you our level of sophistication in the genre.

Point is... don't read anything into her reaction. Horror fans likely won't feel the same! :)
Posted by: Philostrate, April 18th, 2019, 2:22pm; Reply: 170

Quoted from PKCardinal


We're lightweights... neither one of us like horror. Our idea of horror is A Quiet Place... so, that tells you our level of sophistication in the genre.

Point is... don't read anything into her reaction. Horror fans likely won't feel the same! :)


I wasn't too much into horror either until a few years ago, when a friend introduced me into the genre.

Iím no expert, but this haven't stopped me from writing a few short horror scripts. Last week, I was notified that one of them is a finalist in the Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival. Not that it means something, but it's a start.

You're a good writer, Paul. I'm sure youíll do good.
Posted by: PKCardinal, April 18th, 2019, 6:14pm; Reply: 171

Quoted from Philostrate


I wasn't too much into horror either until a few years ago, when a friend introduced me into the genre.

Iím no expert, but this haven't stopped me from writing a few short horror scripts. Last week, I was notified that one of them is a finalist in the Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival. Not that it means something, but it's a start.

You're a good writer, Paul. I'm sure youíll do good.


Thanks. It's been fun writing the script.

Congrats on the festival placement... that's awesome.
Posted by: James McClung, April 18th, 2019, 6:36pm; Reply: 172
I'm out. Life throwing much interference my way this week (mostly positive). It's a great challenge though (well done, Zack!). Definitely curious to see what folks come up with.
Posted by: Philostrate, April 18th, 2019, 6:54pm; Reply: 173

Quoted from PKCardinal

Thanks. It's been fun writing the script.

Congrats on the festival placement... that's awesome.


Thanks :). Looking forward to read your entry.
Posted by: LC, April 18th, 2019, 7:09pm; Reply: 174
Hubby (also a writer) is my go-to reader.

If I get a: Hmm, yeah, not bad I know I don't have to start all over again.  :D
Keeps me on my toes by damning with faint praise.

A day to go everyone!
Hope things are shaping up for all involved.
Posted by: Zack, April 18th, 2019, 7:32pm; Reply: 175
My brother usually reads my stuff for me. And he always hates it. Lol

I can't wait to dive into these scripts. Just 27 more hours until the deadline! ;D;D
Posted by: ReneC, April 18th, 2019, 8:05pm; Reply: 176
I have one adoring fan I usually let read these, and itís always high praise. I donít do it for me.

I used to let my wife read them. Sheís a good story analyst and her grammar is impeccable. But that stopped a long while ago, sheís busy and I donít write genres she enjoys.  ::)

Now, you folks are the only critiquing for these and itís plenty. I tend to use the OWCs as a starting point, and the ones that hold up to your keen eyes and sharp tongues sometimes elevate to something more. And thatís a great thing.

Hmm...come to think of it, none of them have been sold or produced.  :P
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 18th, 2019, 8:09pm; Reply: 177
Still nothing on the page...not even a FADE IN or a title.

That's OK, this is how I guess I must like to roll.

Trying to write story in my head now.  One again, I have certain liquids and solids to thank.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: stevie, April 18th, 2019, 10:09pm; Reply: 178

Quoted from Dreamscale

Hoping to get something in after I finish massaging these nice big Rams offensive linemen with baby oil.

I may do a script for this challenge as well



Good to see your priorities are rock hard, buddy!
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 18th, 2019, 10:46pm; Reply: 179

Quoted from stevie
Good to see your priorities are rock hard, buddy!


CHEAT!!!  CHEAT!!!!

Stevie, brother, you need to enter!  Seriously.  I am and I have nothing so far.  Throw back to the OLD DAYS!!!!!  

Posted by: stevie, April 18th, 2019, 11:10pm; Reply: 180
Finishing it up now bro  having trouble getting 4 wrylies a page tho   May need your review advice for a rewrite ;D ::)
Posted by: Warren, April 18th, 2019, 11:54pm; Reply: 181

Quoted from Dreamscale
Still nothing on the page...not even a FADE IN or a title.

That's OK, this is how I guess I must like to roll.

Trying to write story in my head now.  One again, I have certain liquids and solids to thank.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


So are we to expect a masterclass in screenwriting?
Posted by: Warren, April 19th, 2019, 12:00am; Reply: 182

Quoted from MarkRenshaw
I get to the point where I think it's perfect, then the OWC reviews start coming in and I get the honest, brutal feedback and suddenly life has no meaning and the universe becomes a dark, cold and deadly place.



This is the best description of an OWC I've ever seen. Spot on  :P
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 12:12am; Reply: 183

Quoted from Warren
So are we to expect a masterclass in screenwriting?


Yes...exactly!  Masterclass.  Get ready for it.
Posted by: Warren, April 19th, 2019, 12:24am; Reply: 184

Quoted from Dreamscale


Yes...exactly!  Masterclass.  Get ready for it.


Waiting with baited breath :)
Posted by: LC, April 19th, 2019, 1:21am; Reply: 185
I'm actually having a bit of trouble mastering my action slugs.

I'm sure a certain someone will set me right.  ;D
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, April 19th, 2019, 5:46am; Reply: 186
Hmmm, 17 hours to go and I'm about halfway through... and it's Easter Bank holiday in the UK and I'm now going out for most of the day...

I need to work on my planning next time!
Posted by: IamGlenn, April 19th, 2019, 7:18am; Reply: 187
Day off work today. Up since 6, and just completed my first draft. Going to leave it for a bit and revisit later.

I think it's quite decent. We'll see.
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 9:28am; Reply: 188

Quoted from LC
I'm actually having a bit of trouble mastering my action slugs.

I'm sure a certain someone will set me right.  ;D


"action slugs"?  I don't even know what those are!

Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 9:58am; Reply: 189

Quoted from IamGlenn
Day off work today. Up since 6, and just completed my first draft. Going to leave it for a bit and revisit later.

I think it's quite decent. We'll see.


Day off for this kid, too.

I had a great night of dreaming of my script and I'm happy with what it's going to look like.

I just hope it looks like I think it's going to.   ;D ;D ;D ;D

Now, to get the actual writing started.

Posted by: FrankM, April 19th, 2019, 10:20am; Reply: 190

Quoted from Dreamscale


"action slugs"?  I don't even know what those are!



Itís when snails take off their shells just before entering into an extended martial-arts fight.
Posted by: Zack, April 19th, 2019, 10:34am; Reply: 191
Only 12 more hours until the deadline! ;D

Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 11:11am; Reply: 192
Mine is set in South Africa and the main characters are rhinos and a group of poachers.

Masterclass!!!!
Posted by: Zombie Sean, April 19th, 2019, 11:20am; Reply: 193
Good luck, everybody! I love me some horror so I look forward to reading these :)
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, April 19th, 2019, 12:23pm; Reply: 194
Submitted mine. Looking forward to reading everyone's entries. Good luck all!
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, April 19th, 2019, 12:44pm; Reply: 195
Right, just got a podcast to co-host then I'm all over it...
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 12:59pm; Reply: 196
OK...Page 1 is complete, and my story is all set and I should have no problem getting this in on time.

Since it's just barely going to be 3 pages, I see clear sailing ahead.   ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: TheUsualSuspect, April 19th, 2019, 1:13pm; Reply: 197
Submitted mine as well.

Good luck to all, look forward to the submissions.
Posted by: IamGlenn, April 19th, 2019, 1:50pm; Reply: 198
Mine is in. I really don't know how people will take this one. It excites me.

Good luck, everyone.
Posted by: PKCardinal, April 19th, 2019, 3:19pm; Reply: 199
And... I'm in.

Now the part where everyone shows me the 5 obvious mistakes that I became completely blind to as I read and reread the script over the course of 6 days.

That was fun. Good challenge.

Thanks, Zack!
Posted by: PKCardinal, April 19th, 2019, 3:20pm; Reply: 200

Quoted from FrankM


Itís when snails take off their shells just before entering into an extended martial-arts fight.


I laughed. ;D
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, April 19th, 2019, 3:43pm; Reply: 201
OK, I've submitted it.

I don't like it, you guys will hate it.... At least I'm not going into this one with any false hope lol

Good luck to all - I look forward to reading what all your twisted minds have come up with.
Posted by: ReneC, April 19th, 2019, 3:51pm; Reply: 202
Submitted. It's not groundbreaking or anything special, it might even be tired and boring, but I like it. And I expect it to be torn apart, which will also be fun.   ;D
Posted by: JEStaats, April 19th, 2019, 4:26pm; Reply: 203
Finally finished. Many will guess this one to be mine. I'm going to let this rest and marinate for a couple hours before I send this in. I'm usually not one for last minute submittals but my first story just wasn't horrific enough for my taste.
Posted by: ChrisV, April 19th, 2019, 5:34pm; Reply: 204
SUMMITTED 1ST TIME! OK...just sent in my second script ever written...be gentle boys(and girls) 8)!
Posted by: Zack, April 19th, 2019, 5:40pm; Reply: 205

Quoted from ChrisV
SUMMITTED 1ST TIME! OK...just sent in my second script ever written...be gentle boys(and girls) 8)!


Glad to have you aboard, Chris.  Hope to see you active and involved with the community. We're a fun bunch.  :)
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 6:11pm; Reply: 206
Oh boy, this is not going according to plan and I can literally see Warren laughing, rolling his eyes, and thinking, "Here he goes again".

I don't foresee this being masterclass, and I actually aren't even sure if I like it at all, but it will be finished and it will be submitted.

If it sucks, I'll take full responsibility.

To make matters worse, I had to blow off date night with my girlfriend and she's pissed and won't even read it.  ARGH!!!
Posted by: JEStaats, April 19th, 2019, 6:18pm; Reply: 207

Quoted from ChrisV
SUMMITTED 1ST TIME! OK...just sent in my second script ever written...be gentle boys(and girls) 8)!


Welcome to the OWC, Chris. I hope you understand the basics: Submitted anonymously and committed to reading and reviewing as many entries as possible. If you have your name on your title page, you still have a chance to resubmit.

Gentle? We're all friends here and we all try to be constructive with criticism. Well, most of us ;D
Posted by: Warren, April 19th, 2019, 6:27pm; Reply: 208

Quoted from Dreamscale
Oh boy, this is not going according to plan and I can literally see Warren laughing, rolling his eyes, and thinking, "Here he goes again".


And yet there is still a part of me that hopes this is all posturing and that you are going to put up a contender.
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, April 19th, 2019, 6:27pm; Reply: 209
I'm in... hours to go too ;-)
Posted by: Warren, April 19th, 2019, 6:31pm; Reply: 210

Quoted from ChrisV
SUMMITTED 1ST TIME! OK...just sent in my second script ever written...be gentle boys(and girls) 8)!


It also worth pointing out that OWC critisim can be brutal, that's just the reality of the OWC. At least for as long as I've been participating.

Try not to let it affect you, take the helpful stuff and use it to better your writing, and let the rest of it slide off your back. You definitely need to be thick skinned as a writer.

Good luck.
Posted by: Zack, April 19th, 2019, 6:35pm; Reply: 211

Quoted from Warren


Try not to let it affect you, take the helpful stuff and use it to better your writing, and let the rest of it slide off your back. You definitely need to be thick skinned as a writer.



Well said. :)
Posted by: LC, April 19th, 2019, 6:36pm; Reply: 212

Quoted from Dreamscale
...To make matters worse, I had to blow off date night with my girlfriend and she's pissed and won't even read it.  ARGH!!!

Oh dear, again with sleeping in the spare room?
Remember last OWC, roses, chocolates? I think the poor girl is long overdue for some.
Posted by: LC, April 19th, 2019, 6:38pm; Reply: 213

Quoted from ChrisV
SUMMITTED 1ST TIME! OK...just sent in my second script ever written...be gentle boys(and girls) 8)!

New blood. Excellent. Welcome to your SS initiation, Chris.  :D

Posted by: Zack, April 19th, 2019, 6:38pm; Reply: 214

Quoted from LC

Oh dear, again with sleeping in the spare room?
Remember last OWC, roses, chocolates? I think the poor girl is long overdue for some.


Or you could do something REALLY special.

Dedicate your OWC script to her. ;D
Posted by: Warren, April 19th, 2019, 6:46pm; Reply: 215
horror

noun
1.
an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust.

Thought I'd throw this up again a few hours before closing. I think people have some very set ideas about what makes a horror, but the spectrum is very broad.

It doesn't say fear and shock and disgust. It says fear or shock or disgust.

It's all about making someone feel one or all of these things when they read your script.
Posted by: LC, April 19th, 2019, 6:54pm; Reply: 216
... Horror, but with the emphasis on suspense.
Posted by: Zombie Sean, April 19th, 2019, 6:55pm; Reply: 217

Quoted from Warren


It also worth pointing out that OWC critisim can be brutal, that's just the reality of the OWC.


And the reality of Hollywood.
Posted by: Warren, April 19th, 2019, 6:57pm; Reply: 218

Quoted from LC
... Horror, but with the emphasis on suspense.


Yes, and that, lots and lots of suspense. But I guess in the absence of the other stuff you'd have a thriller?
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 7:01pm; Reply: 219

Quoted from Warren


And yet there is still a part of me that hopes this is all posturing and that you are going to put up a contender.


That's still my goal, Brother!

As you said the other day, 1 day you love your script, the next, not so much.  I'm just hoping that works in reverse, as well, as I'm not loving mine right now, but I did love the concept.

We'll see.  No posturing here.  You have my word.

Posted by: JEStaats, April 19th, 2019, 7:08pm; Reply: 220
Submitted. Good luck, everyone!
Posted by: ReneC, April 19th, 2019, 7:15pm; Reply: 221
I'll have to share what I almost went with, when the clock runs out. It's too crazy not to.
Posted by: Zack, April 19th, 2019, 7:24pm; Reply: 222

Quoted from Warren


Yes, and that, lots and lots of suspense. But I guess in the absence of the other stuff you'd have a thriller?


There can still be some blood, but the suspense shouldn't take a back seat to shocking gore.


Quoted from ReneC
I'll have to share what I almost went with, when the clock runs out. It's too crazy not to.


Ooh! Let me guess...

Over Paris, a Nazi blimp is attacked by a horde of bloodsucking, winged creatures.  ;D
Posted by: JEStaats, April 19th, 2019, 7:38pm; Reply: 223

Quoted from PKCardinal

Is it the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile? 'Cause nothing says suspense like a hot dog on wheels.

(Oooh! It could be a creature feature! A Godzilla-like creature attacks a city... our hero's only chance for escape is the Weinermobile. Final sequence: our hero, instead of escape, decides to pack the Weinermobile with explosives and -- sacrificing himself -- baits the lizard into eating it. Working title: BELCH.)


BTW, swear to God, I thought of this except it was being chased by hell-hounds. I was stupefied when I read this and had to come up with something new.
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 7:51pm; Reply: 224
Getting close to done, but the girlfriend is PISSED OFF!!!!

She says she will not read it, so I guess I'm going in blind this time.
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 8:12pm; Reply: 225
first draft done.

I like it alot more than I did 3 hours ago, but I am drinking now.

Title Page counts as 1 page, right, Zack?
Posted by: Zack, April 19th, 2019, 8:16pm; Reply: 226

Quoted from Dreamscale
first draft done.

Title Page counts as 1 page, right, Zack?


Sorry, Dude. The title page doesn't count towards the page count. Take another shot of Jack and hammer out one more page. ;D
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 8:29pm; Reply: 227

Quoted from Zack
Sorry, Dude. The title page doesn't count towards the page count. Take another shot of Jack and hammer out one more page. ;D


;D ;D ;D ;D  Just kidding.  It's more than 3 pages.

And...Teri is going to rad it for me!  Fuck, I hope she doesn't get even more pissed off at me...

Posted by: Angry Bear, April 19th, 2019, 8:29pm; Reply: 228
I am officially out. Sorry Zack. I promised Jeff last night that I would do one of my old last night efforts thins, but I had to babysit all day and this afternoon we had a horrendous storm come through and we had no power for six hours. As much as I wanted to enter regardless of quality, I was totally tripped up by unforeseen events.  I'm sorry.  :-/
Posted by: Zack, April 19th, 2019, 8:31pm; Reply: 229

Quoted from Dreamscale


And...Teri is going to rad it for me!  Fuck, I hope she doesn't get even more pissed off at me...



Good luck. ;D


Quoted from Angry Bear
I am officially out. Sorry Zack. I promised Jeff last night that I would do one of my old last night efforts regardless, but I had to babysit all day and this afternoon we had a horrendous storm come through and we had no power for six hours. As much as I wanted to enter regardless of quality, I was totally tripped up by unforeseen events.  I'm sorry.  :-/


No apology necessary, Pia. I'm just honored you even considered entering.  :)
Posted by: LC, April 19th, 2019, 8:35pm; Reply: 230

Quoted from Dreamscale
... And...Teri is going to rad it for me!  Fuck, I hope she doesn't get even more pissed off at me...

Talk about mounting suspense...
And it could all end horrifically.  ;D
Posted by: stevie, April 19th, 2019, 9:24pm; Reply: 231

Quoted from Dreamscale
First draft done. Iíve passed it around to the Rams players in the spa with me. Hopefully they like it. But may get held up on the second draft as they have that glaze in their eyes which means they want me.  Taking a deep breath and submerging now!



Good luck buddy, both in that steamy water and with the writing


ĎTalk about mounting suspense...
And it could all end horrificallyí.

Certainly could Lib
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 9:30pm; Reply: 232

Quoted from LC
Talk about mounting suspense...
And it could all end horrifically.  ;D


Yeah, and it got alot worse, as she started getting very upset and told me straight away, "I'm not reading it!".

Well, I printed it out, gave her a kiss on the top of her head, acted really pitiful, and asked again..."Please...will you just read it?".

She did...silently, a scowl on her face.  And then...she said, "it's good...better than the last one...I actually like it."

Kissed her on the head again, and now it's gonna be submitted.

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

No Masterclass here, but I actually like it...not nearly as much as my last OWC, but maybe that's a good thing?  We'll see.

Good challenge, Zack!!

Posted by: stevie, April 19th, 2019, 9:39pm; Reply: 233
So your missus has been on the turps too bro? Lol
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 9:43pm; Reply: 234

Quoted from stevie
So your missus has been on the turps too bro? Lol


If that's what the turps are, then, Yeah!

You enter one, my friend?  You fucking better have!!!

Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 10:04pm; Reply: 235
SUBMITTED!!!!!!

YES!!!!!

Teri took a shower, and it looks like we're not...or she's not going to eat.

I'm back in that damned doghouse again!
Posted by: Zack, April 19th, 2019, 10:04pm; Reply: 236
56 minutes left. The suspense is killing me! ;D
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 10:39pm; Reply: 237
22 minutes left!!!

No dinner here...Teri is PO'd!!!!!  But, I'm happy anyway, as I came through...if I didn't, i'd literally never hear the end of it from Warren....an/or Anon.

;D ;D ;D ;D

I miss the old days when we'd all jump on Skype and discuss the challenge and get more wasted together!
Posted by: DarrenJamesSeeley, April 19th, 2019, 10:47pm; Reply: 238
Figuring out a logline is troublesome enough. Finding a new alias is harder yet. Why do I even bother ---as soon as you peeps read my latest atrocity - er, I mean my contribution, you'll figure it out it was me. I took no efforts to hide my style. I'm really digging it, might revise some, but not a lot. We'll see how this goes.

Best of luck to all.
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 10:54pm; Reply: 239

Quoted from DarrenJamesSeeley
Figuring out a logline is troublesome enough.


Yep, Loglines are not my friends.  I seriously struggled there, too.

Posted by: Warren, April 19th, 2019, 11:00pm; Reply: 240
Bring it on!!
Posted by: Dreamscale, April 19th, 2019, 11:17pm; Reply: 241

Quoted from Warren
Bring it on!!


YES!!!  Bring it!  Or...

RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!

Posted by: Don, April 19th, 2019, 11:20pm; Reply: 242
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