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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pinkpanther Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2006 at 12:30pm
I'm going to go for 19 or 20. Brainstorming nearly done, will try to start the writing tonight.
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Originally posted by 2184pro 2184pro wrote:

Here's something I picked up from a book: Enter the scene at the last possible moment.

When you review what you've written that can be a gem of advise.
 
 
I agree with that statement.  I read that during the last year as well. 
 
What I do find a bit distressing is all of the "golden advice" by Joe Schmo - who, by the way has no screenwriting credits, that keeps popping up all over the place.
 
For me it's always about the interesting story.  I'm so tired of everyone's DOs and DONTs, because they are so arbitrary and mostly contradictory.
 
Well, I could go on as my wife could attest, but I must finish that first scene.
 
INT.  BILL'S DINNING ROOM - NOW.
 
BILL is pounding on his keyboard, checking out all of the NYC Midnight forums.  He decides to reply, avoiding finishing that first scene.
 
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Originally posted by richke richke wrote:

Originally posted by wenonah wenonah wrote:

Agreed, souls are very messy.

I wrote the longest short I've ever written - and I've written a lot of them. It's 16 pages - I very rarely go over 10 but it went really fast and I think it worked out well without dragging.

who knows though.


 
geesh normally ten...maybe my spacing is wrong when i do dialog or im doing it wrong....another question...what if my screen writing format isnt exact...like the margins for action, dialog, expressions....
 
Anyone who did fairly well last year willing to show me their subbission from then?  I only really want it for the actual layout...i read book and i thought i did it right, but im just curious to see how others do it...
 
Look at the early posts, there is a topic entitled:  "Last Year's Scripts" where serveral people have been kind enough to link to their entries from last year.
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Originally posted by pamelajo pamelajo wrote:

10 pages submitted this morning. One thing I've learned in screenwriting since last year is that less is more. I think I wrote 19 pages last year. I was 2nd runner up in the Fairy tale heat. I don't know if it was exactly smart to submit so early, but what the heck, I'm impulsive. Good luck to everyone and happy writing!


I hope you are wrong about the "less is more" because I am always up against the page limit.  I doubt 20 pages is "too long", unless it is not interesting, then one page would be too long....
Wow, can't believe you submitted already.  I always wake up a few days after writing something and see how I can do it better. 
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Last year I wrote 15 pages for the 1st round, 20 for the second. Sometimes less is more (since my final round script didn't win).

I think I finally found a germ to my story and one of our own was kind enough to lend me a laptop for the week so I don't have to rush out and make a $2,000 impulse buy.
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    Less is more is just what I learned for me, and it doesn't necessarily work for other people. I'm the kind of person if I sit around and rewrite too much, I tend to just mess it up. I've learned to trust my instincts. Yes, I'm a newbie, but I've done fairly well in some contests. At the Expo last year, I had the highest score in the first round of the writing competition and I think I was the third person to turn in their work.
I learned another thing during the expo...confidence kills my creativity! I was booted in round two.
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Originally posted by pamelajo pamelajo wrote:

    Less is more is just what I learned for me, and it doesn't necessarily work for other people. I'm the kind of person if I sit around and rewrite too much, I tend to just mess it up. I've learned to trust my instincts. Yes, I'm a newbie, but I've done fairly well in some contests. At the Expo last year, I had the highest score in the first round of the writing competition and I think I was the third person to turn in their work.
I learned another thing during the expo...confidence kills my creativity! I was booted in round two.
 
What's the Expo?
 
 
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Phew! I just finished and now for the polish.
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    The Screenwriting Expo in LA. It's put on by Creative Screenwriting Magazine. They have a ton of classes, speakers, a pitch session and the writing competition. Last year for speakers they had John August, Joss Whedon, Susannah Grant, William Goldman, and several others.
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Goldman is one of my favorites - and The Princess Bride is a brilliant screenplay.
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