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T_F_Mann
09-24-2013, 04:47 PM
For all of all you other writers out there I was wondering if there would be any interest in doing a weekly writing challenge? I was thinking it would be a great way to get to know one another and get someone to look at your work. the rules would be simple: a 5-7 page script based around a theme. For example on Monday announce the theme and submit the scripts into the comments on the thread by midnight on the following Sunday EST. Then everyone who took the time to submit would agree to come back and comment on everyone else's submissions. Let me know what you all think either here or PM.
Thanks,
Mike

Duane Korslund
09-24-2013, 04:48 PM
For all of all you other writers out there I was wondering if there would be any interest in doing a weekly writing challenge? I was thinking it would be a great way to get to know one another and get someone to look at your work. the rules would be simple: a 5-7 page script based around a theme. For example on Monday announce the theme and submit the scripts into the comments on the thread by midnight on the following Sunday EST. Then everyone who took the time to submit would agree to come back and comment on everyone else's submissions. Let me know what you all think either here or PM.
Thanks,
Mike

I like it...i'm in

TimR
09-24-2013, 08:40 PM
Speaking as a (probable) non-participant, but (possible) reader/observer... My preference would be for a "treatment" challenge of some sort, because I'm not that into reading lengthy scripts, especially online. I would not object to selected dialogue being included, I just find I enjoy something that gets the point across quickly, with lots of ideas, rather than the tedious business of trying to parse out a comic script (which is really a working tool for an artist, not ideal for readers.)

Steven Forbes
09-24-2013, 09:24 PM
Speaking as a (probable) non-participant, but (possible) reader/observer... My preference would be for a "treatment" challenge of some sort, because I'm not that into reading lengthy scripts, especially online. I would not object to selected dialogue being included, I just find I enjoy something that gets the point across quickly, with lots of ideas, rather than the tedious business of trying to parse out a comic script (which is really a working tool for an artist, not ideal for readers.)

The script isn't just a tool for the artist, but for the entire creative team. No, it isn't for the casual reader, but a lot of work, effort, and craft goes into making one, and writers should be practicing whenever they can.

However, I admit that reading scripts is not fun. (And this is coming from someone who reads at least a script a week.)

Aaron Walther
09-25-2013, 02:16 AM
I would not want to read more than 4 pages of a script, especially since we can assume there would be multiple scripts in the challenge.

Steven Forbes
09-25-2013, 02:42 AM
Just call it no more than 5 pages of script. That's more than enough for an entire scene/short story. This also means that no one gets overwhelmed in reading them.

dmh_3000
09-25-2013, 03:10 AM
Yeah, five works. But would they all have to be self-contained, the beginning of a larger story, or can it be up to the individual writer?

Steven Forbes
09-25-2013, 03:18 AM
Vary it from week to week.

Let's see who's interested in this thread, and then we can start to build it out from there. Themes, words used in dialogue, characters, concepts...stuff to make it interesting and fun.

I'll also lay out some very simple rules. Things that should be no-brainers, but I've found that if something isn't said, then people will push the envelope.

The first order of business, though, is to see who's interested, with the second order of business being deadlines. We can work things out from there.

T_F_Mann
09-25-2013, 10:42 AM
Awesome! This is exciting and it seems like there's some really good ideas coming in. The more people there are the better this can be. I'm definitely in for this.

Steven Forbes
09-25-2013, 12:25 PM
Okay, so here we go:

All participants, please reply to this thread by 9/28. Even if you've already said you're interested or will be participating, please do so again. A simple "yes" will do. (This is just so that people know what to expect.)

The contest will end on 10/5/13, on which date I will create a poll where you can vote.

I will create a new thread for participants to post and discuss their scripts.

There will always be a five-page limit. You can do less, but you cannot do more.

Each story has to be self-contained this time around.

Format, spelling, punctuation, and grammar will count. (When it comes to format, I'm not looking for anything that can be considered cookie-cutter. What I'm looking for is consistency. There is a sample format (http://www.digitalwebbing.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167784) that can be used, but it doesn't necessarily have to be. The rest speak for themselves.)

No porn, no excessive profanity.

There is no theme to this current challenge. It can be anything, as long as it is self-contained.

I think that's it. Any questions, let me know.

paul brian deberry
09-25-2013, 12:30 PM
Sure. I'm in Like Flynn.

Duane Korslund
09-25-2013, 12:34 PM
Yes! Lets do this thing!

AthenaRose
09-25-2013, 01:27 PM
I'll commit to reading this time round - hope to jump in with some writing in the future.

Aaron Walther
09-25-2013, 01:29 PM
Sound good. I'm in.

Newt
09-25-2013, 04:29 PM
I'm in.

Scribbly
09-25-2013, 06:38 PM
Very nice idea.
It reminds me of these writing workshops back in the day. In.

T_F_Mann
09-25-2013, 11:43 PM
In!

AustinHamblin
09-26-2013, 02:27 AM
Lets make it happen!

Blue Yojimbo
09-26-2013, 06:31 PM
I'm in.

scrappy
09-26-2013, 08:49 PM
I think a script a week (even 5 pages) can be a pretty intense pace to keep up. But hell, I'm in.

Okay, so here we go:

All participants, please reply to this thread by 9/28. Even if you've already said you're interested or will be participating, please do so again. A simple "yes" will do. (This is just so that people know what to expect.)

The contest will end on 10/5/13, on which date I will create a poll where you can vote.

I will create a new thread for participants to post and discuss their scripts.

There will always be a five-page limit. You can do less, but you cannot do more.

Each story has to be self-contained this time around.

Format, spelling, punctuation, and grammar will count. (When it comes to format, I'm not looking for anything that can be considered cookie-cutter. What I'm looking for is consistency. There is a sample format (http://www.digitalwebbing.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167784) that can be used, but it doesn't necessarily have to be. The rest speak for themselves.)

No porn, no excessive profanity.

There is no theme to this current challenge. It can be anything, as long as it is self-contained.

I think that's it. Any questions, let me know.

Does this mean we're starting now?

brandonpatton
09-27-2013, 11:22 AM
Challenge accepted!

Steven Forbes
09-27-2013, 12:15 PM
Does this mean we're starting now?

We'll be starting on 9/29, when I make the new thread for it.

Mr.P.Phlegming
09-27-2013, 02:58 PM
Been waiting for this to come back around, I'm in.

Steven Forbes
09-27-2013, 03:08 PM
Here's who we have so far:

TF Mann
Paul Brian DeBerry
Kors
Aaron Walther
Newt
Austin Hamblin
Blue Yojimbo
Scrappy
Brandon Patton
Mr. P. Phlegming

That's a pretty good number. Anyone else?

Aaron Walther
09-27-2013, 03:12 PM
I was looking forward to Scribbly's script.

Peez Machine
09-28-2013, 08:35 PM
Yeah, I'm in!

ColbyAddison
09-29-2013, 01:46 AM
I know it's now technically the 29th, but I'm in if I'm not too late.

DarkOra
09-29-2013, 05:06 AM
I'll throw in an in-depth critique for one of the submitted scripts.

Scribbly
10-03-2013, 09:17 PM
I was looking forward to Scribbly's script.

Me too.

Screwtape Jenkins
10-04-2013, 05:39 PM
I wanna put something in, if it's not too late.

Steven Forbes
10-04-2013, 06:34 PM
Go for it!