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Topic: Feature Swap?
Posted By: MissKeister
Subject: Feature Swap?
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2019 at 11:40pm
Hello hello!  I just finished the first (and I mean verrrry first) draft of a ~90 page comedy that I would like to whip into some kinda shape before I go to a writers conference the first weekend of August.

It's about a demon and a pastor, and having just written it I know I have blind spots.  (Though I do know my dialogue is ALWAYS too on-the-nose in the first draft and my jokes need punching-up).

Does anyone have a feature they'd like to swap beta reads for, hopefully within the next week?

My email is alexandrakeister@gmail.com.

Happy writing!  :)
Alexandra


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Posted By: beckyrcollins
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2019 at 1:30am
I'm up for it! I don't have anything to show at the moment, can send you something down the line xxx

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Posted By: MissKeister
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2019 at 10:23am
Originally posted by beckyrcollins beckyrcollins wrote:

I'm up for it! I don't have anything to show at the moment, can send you something down the line xxx

You're a lifesaver; thank you!!!  I will email you -- and yes please, send me anything any time!  <3 


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Posted By: jalex77
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2019 at 5:46pm
I'm down to read. I'm in the same boat as Becky, though. But it's nice to have willing readers when I do have something!

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Posted By: MissKeister
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2019 at 11:21am
Originally posted by jalex77 jalex77 wrote:

I'm down to read. I'm in the same boat as Becky, though. But it's nice to have willing readers when I do have something!

Yay!  Thank you!!  I'll PM you :)


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Posted By: NilesPerry
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 1:47am
I have something that could use a fresh set of eyes, but it's not a feature, it's a TV pilot... drama, little sci-fi-ish, I just can't seem to find the problem with it. If you're interested in tackling that, I'll send it via email and you can send me your feature. Let me know. And sorry I took forever to reply... I'm prepping a film shoot, and I'm swamped. Your script will give me a needed diversion.

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Posted By: Wen
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 5:20pm
I don't have time to read, but I am curious about the conference. where are you going?


Posted By: MissKeister
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 5:38pm
Originally posted by Wen Wen wrote:

I don't have time to read, but I am curious about the conference. where are you going?

Willamette Writers in Portland -- this will be my fifth (I think) year in a row going, I look forward to it every year now!  

This year they'll have Scott Myers (he wrote the movie K9, but more than that he's the author of Go Into the Story, my favorite screenwriting blog ever!!), and Peter Craig (12 Strong, Blood Father, working on the new Top Gun and Gladiator).  

I don't have other conferences to compare this one too, but I always come away feeling like my batteries are recharged (aaaand they feed you breakfast/lunch/dinner AND SO MUCH COFFEE).

I recommend.  

:)


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Posted By: Wen
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 8:39pm
Sounds like a great time. A bit far from me. Ok, more than a bit so it won't be in the cards this year. Thanks for the info! Always looking for new conferences to check out!


Posted By: jalex77
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 11:05pm
Originally posted by MissKeister MissKeister wrote:

Originally posted by Wen Wen wrote:

I don't have time to read, but I am curious about the conference. where are you going?

Willamette Writers in Portland -- this will be my fifth (I think) year in a row going, I look forward to it every year now!  

This year they'll have Scott Myers (he wrote the movie K9, but more than that he's the author of Go Into the Story, my favorite screenwriting blog ever!!), and Peter Craig (12 Strong, Blood Father, working on the new Top Gun and Gladiator).  



I don't have other conferences to compare this one too, but I always come away feeling like my batteries are recharged (aaaand they feed you breakfast/lunch/dinner AND SO MUCH COFFEE).

I recommend.  

:)

Willamette? I'm in Beaverton!


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Posted By: MissKeister
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 11:16pm
Originally posted by jalex77 jalex77 wrote:

Originally posted by MissKeister MissKeister wrote:

Originally posted by Wen Wen wrote:

I don't have time to read, but I am curious about the conference. where are you going?

Willamette Writers in Portland -- this will be my fifth (I think) year in a row going, I look forward to it every year now!  

This year they'll have Scott Myers (he wrote the movie K9, but more than that he's the author of Go Into the Story, my favorite screenwriting blog ever!!), and Peter Craig (12 Strong, Blood Father, working on the new Top Gun and Gladiator).  



I don't have other conferences to compare this one too, but I always come away feeling like my batteries are recharged (aaaand they feed you breakfast/lunch/dinner AND SO MUCH COFFEE).

I recommend.  

:)

Willamette? I'm in Beaverton!

Yesss!  I should really look at people's mini-bios under their usernames more often.  I'm just in Albany!  Have you heard of the conference?  


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Posted By: bartelbysamsa
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 9:11am
Hello, MissKeister!

If you still need willing eyes attached to willing brains, I'd be up for reading. I haven't got anything to swap, but - hey! I like reading, alright!

The only thing is, I probably won't be able to until maybe next week. When would you need feedback by?

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Posted By: MissKeister
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 3:44pm
Originally posted by bartelbysamsa bartelbysamsa wrote:

Hello, MissKeister!

If you still need willing eyes attached to willing brains, I'd be up for reading. I haven't got anything to swap, but - hey! I like reading, alright!

The only thing is, I probably won't be able to until maybe next week. When would you need feedback by?

That is very generous of you, thank you!!  Sometime before August, so next week is wonderful!  I will PM you :)


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Posted By: Tannerm553
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2019 at 8:21am
I’m super late to the game here but I have 2 features that are many drafts in and being as that they did squat in the contest circuit I would love to Swap one of them with you. If you’re still up for it of course!

Both are dramas, one is a psychological romance drama and one is a pretty somber family grief drama. (Both 120 pages)

Let me know :)


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Posted By: MissKeister
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2019 at 7:58pm
Originally posted by Tannerm553 Tannerm553 wrote:

I’m super late to the game here but I have 2 features that are many drafts in and being as that they did squat in the contest circuit I would love to Swap one of them with you. If you’re still up for it of course!

Both are dramas, one is a psychological romance drama and one is a pretty somber family grief drama. (Both 120 pages)

Let me know :)

YESSS that would be great, I'd love to read your features!

My betas have done a wonderful job of helping me see where I need to make some big changes -- mind if we wait a week or two?  My hope is to power through this next draft so I'm crossing my fingers it's sooner, but soon enough I hope to have something!

Send me yours whenever -- I'll need something for when I hit a wall but still want to be productive!  :)

(And the romance is what interests me most, but please send what you want looked at most!)

Also -- CONGRATS on your HM!!!  :D  High-five to Captain Hand-Man :)


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Posted By: Tannerm553
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2019 at 8:18pm
No problem! I’ll send my romance drama over as it’s the one that needs the most work and then when you’re ready go ahead and send yours over. :)

I’m not in any hurry for feedback so please take your time. I just appreciate the offer!


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