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I'm already on my 3rd draft... the only problem is, I have to now transfer it from my head to paper.
 
I don't really "have a way with words".
 
It's all images, and to wring the words from them is very tough... but I am happy with the storyline, at least.
 
Let's see what kind of mess I can make on paper.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Choirman6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2006 at 6:05am
It sounds like all of us comedy/hunting people are havng problems (including me). I wish I would have gotten something more serous like drama. Oh well! I have a rough outline in my head and that is about as far as I have gotten
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We have comedy/weightlifting.  Haven't started drafting yet, but once we settled on an idea we both liked, we spent Sat. afternoon and most of yesterday plotting the story and develop the characters a bit.  We'll draft today and tomorrow, and hopefully be into polishing by Weds.  We'll see how it goes.  Last year we had our first draft done by Monday night -- I don't think that'll be happening this year.
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So far my laptop died thanks to a virus acquired through a false myspace friend request ...
 
Spent yesterday shopping for a new one but didn't actually make a purchase. $2,000 is a lot to spend without doing proper research just for a $40 contest.
 
I do have a couple ideas perculating, but neither is grabbing me. Last year it took me 4 days to come up with my plot so I'm not worried.
 
Ask me Thursady. I might be worried then.
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Originally posted by Willie Willie wrote:

I'm already on my 3rd draft... the only problem is, I have to now transfer it from my head to paper.
 
I don't really "have a way with words".
 
It's all images, and to wring the words from them is very tough... but I am happy with the storyline, at least.
 
Let's see what kind of mess I can make on paper.
 
3rd draft and its still all in your head...wow.  My mind would lose all the data once i fell asleep.  :)
 
As for the laptop guy...that sucks, i always get bogus friend requests on myspace...usually hot porn stars...but i just delete them after i rub one off!!!ClapLOLWinkCry
 
I guess you learned you klesson.
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I virtually always delete myspace friend requests unless I immediately know the person, but I've been getting a bunch of requests lately from folks on a messageboard I frequent so I followed the link thinking it was one of them.

Alas, it was not. Unless one of them hates me!
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Horror - Gambling is what they gave me.
 
Lot's of ideas, three in particular that I'm keying in on.  I mean, I can write all three.

And that's the problem.  I have to choose one.
 
And that's always been my problem with things like this.
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Originally posted by spiffyvictory spiffyvictory wrote:

Horror - Gambling is what they gave me.
 
Lot's of ideas, three in particular that I'm keying in on.  I mean, I can write all three.

And that's the problem.  I have to choose one.
 
And that's always been my problem with things like this.
 
does anyone ever think that their ideas may not be original enough.  Like say this gambling/horror...what if like 50% deal with cards and death...i bet the judges get tired of reading...
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Yeah, I was afraid of that also.
 
Two of my ideas are generally like that.
 
But one of them (which I think I'm going to focus on now) isn't like that at all, really.
 
That stated, if anyone with the same genre-topic combo writes about dogs playing poker with Death, post it whether it passes or not. 

Seriously, dogs playing poker with Death?

That's got Hollywood written all over it!
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Originally posted by spiffyvictory spiffyvictory wrote:

Yeah, I was afraid of that also.
 
Two of my ideas are generally like that.
 
But one of them (which I think I'm going to focus on now) isn't like that at all, really.
 
That stated, if anyone with the same genre-topic combo writes about dogs playing poker with Death, post it whether it passes or not. 

Seriously, dogs playing poker with Death?

That's got Hollywood written all over it!
I got my money on the dogs.  Dogs are sneaky like that.

Chris
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