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Poll Question: Once you finished, what page range did you script fit in:
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    Posted: 01 Aug 2006 at 10:32am
Originally posted by CraftyKnave CraftyKnave wrote:

And on that note - anyone else out there a TS regular?
I have an account on TriggerStree, but I am by no means a regular.

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20 pages here, and pretty much all of page 20. One more word of dialogue would have put me over. And that was without aiming for 20.

I think the second round is going to be more fun. 24 hours for just the script seems like a luxury, having done the 48 hour film project a few times.
 
P.S. - F. Chong, are you the same F. Chong as the TriggerStreet regular with a similar name? Just curious, how many TS folks did this contest.
 
And on that note - anyone else out there a TS regular?


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Had to cut mine to get it to 20. Which is par for the course. I'm conditioned to write to whatever length I'm given (the joyful side effects of a life in advertising [sarcasm]). Write a little long and then cut to fit. The shorter the script, the less you explain! Can't - and probably shouldn't - answer everything. Like what I'm doing right now? Don't do that in your script.

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Started out at 18 pages, but then, following some advice from friends, filled some parts out a little more, so I ended up running just a little bit onto the 20th page.

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I finished at 19 pages.  But it has the potential, to go a full 90 to 100 pages.
Good luck to everyone.
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Real worried about how long mine is coming at 19 pages, but the conversation kept going. I'll admit i haven't written in a few months, but this contest really got me going again.
also a little nervous about the format.
 
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I started out with 18 but by the 4th draft it got to a full 20.
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Originally posted by tjland tjland wrote:

Mine was 163 pages. Thanks to Chris M's advice last year, I shortened the action/descriptions and got in at 19. Maybe I should write a novel.
I hope you weren't in my heat. Smile
 
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Originally posted by tjland tjland wrote:

Mine was 163 pages. Thanks to Chris M's advice last year, I shortened the action/descriptions and got in at 19. Maybe I should write a novel.
 
Or a film... and sequel! Big smile
 
My first draft was about 25 pages, got it down to 19 in the end. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tjland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2006 at 8:21am
Mine was 163 pages. Thanks to Chris M's advice last year, I shortened the action/descriptions and got in at 19. Maybe I should write a novel.
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