NYC Midnight : Creative Writing & Screenwriting Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > GENERAL DISCUSSION > Creative Writing Corner
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Ready, steady...
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Ready, steady...

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1234 6>
Author
Message
Holdo View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Groupie
NYC Midnight Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 27 Jan 2019
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 216
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Holdo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 1:29am
Originally posted by regannoelle regannoelle wrote:

I told myself I wouldn't start writing tonight, yet here I am! This is my first SSC, and thus my first finals round, so I was wondering - does gravedigger need to be taken literally? Or can you use it as a more metaphorical term, like someone "digging a grave" for themselves or for someone around them? Is that cheatsy, or would that fall under the umbrella of adhering to the prompt?


It seems to me that the judges often prefer a less obvious take on the prompts, so everything you've described would definitely pass.
SSC 2019: R1 R2 R3
Back to Top
Heartstart View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Regular
NYC Midnight Regular
Avatar

Joined: 28 Jan 2017
Location: Canberra
Status: Offline
Points: 253
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Heartstart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 3:29am
Originally posted by Holdo Holdo wrote:

Originally posted by regannoelle regannoelle wrote:

I told myself I wouldn't start writing tonight, yet here I am! This is my first SSC, and thus my first finals round, so I was wondering - does gravedigger need to be taken literally? Or can you use it as a more metaphorical term, like someone "digging a grave" for themselves or for someone around them? Is that cheatsy, or would that fall under the umbrella of adhering to the prompt?


It seems to me that the judges often prefer a less obvious take on the prompts, so everything you've described would definitely pass.

Yeah, in my experience, the judges definitely like more "creative" takes on the prompts, so you definitely don't have to take them literally! 
Back to Top
NeilWhitfield View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Groupie
NYC Midnight Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 02 Apr 2019
Location: New York
Status: Offline
Points: 101
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NeilWhitfield Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 8:01am
I have to be honest - i'm not feeling these prompts... and the massive countdown clock on the website is doing nothing for my nerves!
Round 1, Heat 4: The December Incident

Round 2, Heat 26: The Peretti Bee
Back to Top
lgeverdell View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Addict
NYC Midnight Addict
Avatar

Joined: 19 Jul 2017
Status: Offline
Points: 600
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lgeverdell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 8:29am
Originally posted by NeilWhitfield NeilWhitfield wrote:

I have to be honest - i'm not feeling these prompts... and the massive countdown clock on the website is doing nothing for my nerves!

I agree, on both counts! Hating the time constrains, and finding everything coming out a bit slapstick from these prompts. 
Back to Top
Mystic Platypus View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Addict
NYC Midnight Addict
Avatar

Joined: 29 Jan 2019
Status: Offline
Points: 846
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mystic Platypus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 10:09am
yeah I’m struggling hardcore. Have a few different beginnings that may or may not lead to decent endings. 
Back to Top
lgeverdell View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Addict
NYC Midnight Addict
Avatar

Joined: 19 Jul 2017
Status: Offline
Points: 600
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lgeverdell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 10:49am
I CANNOT get rid of a last 137 words!!!! 
Back to Top
steph9289 View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Black Belt
NYC Midnight Black Belt
Avatar

Joined: 23 Jan 2016
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Status: Offline
Points: 7397
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote steph9289 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 11:00am
Originally posted by lgeverdell lgeverdell wrote:

I CANNOT get rid of a last 137 words!!!! 

Oooh..that's my favorite part! Happy to help if you need it. :)
100 Microfiction R1G5 Yes or No? (Comedy)
Screenwriting R1G28 A Fresh Start (RomCom)
Back to Top
lgeverdell View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Addict
NYC Midnight Addict
Avatar

Joined: 19 Jul 2017
Status: Offline
Points: 600
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lgeverdell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 11:02am
Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

Originally posted by lgeverdell lgeverdell wrote:

I CANNOT get rid of a last 137 words!!!! 

Oooh..that's my favorite part! Happy to help if you need it. :)

For real? I need help!! 
Back to Top
steph9289 View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Black Belt
NYC Midnight Black Belt
Avatar

Joined: 23 Jan 2016
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Status: Offline
Points: 7397
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote steph9289 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 11:03am
Originally posted by lgeverdell lgeverdell wrote:

Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

Originally posted by lgeverdell lgeverdell wrote:

I CANNOT get rid of a last 137 words!!!! 

Oooh..that's my favorite part! Happy to help if you need it. :)

For real? I need help!! 

YES! Send a link over via PM!
100 Microfiction R1G5 Yes or No? (Comedy)
Screenwriting R1G28 A Fresh Start (RomCom)
Back to Top
Cosima View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Addict
NYC Midnight Addict
Avatar

Joined: 13 Jul 2018
Location: California
Status: Offline
Points: 551
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cosima Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 12:14pm
Wrote most of the night. Have 1500 words on page. They are not all in the order I want them to be in.

Wacko
SSC R3: Call of the Void (HM)
SSC R2: Cinna's List (Thriller) (2nd)
SSC R1: Angie (Suspense) (1st)
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1234 6>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.03
Copyright ©2001-2019 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.094 seconds.