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Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« on: February 28, 2014, 07:25:25 PM »







The Screenplay Readers “Fun Fun Fun” Challenge.

The Challenge is to write a short screenplay between 5 and 12 pages long that incorporates a “Birthday Party”, either for the entire screenplay or part of.

The Genre is open though writers will need to properly format and provide a PDF file of their completed screenplay.

The Winner will be decided after the end of the review period in April and will be awarded by the Writer Arena Moderators. The winner will receive a “PRIZE” of one free coverage of up to 120 pages which has been kindly donated by “Screenplay Readers”. (Click on the logo to go their website)

The deadline is the 11th hour of March 29th 2014 GMT.

Please send the finished script to me (webmaster@writerarena.com) with WC9 as the subject and please include your Writer Arena user name, title, and logline in the email. The judging is anonymous so please do not include your name on the title page.

Another requirement is that all writers have SERIOUS fun writing it….

The way the entries will be judged. 

1-5 points for action.
1-5 points for dialogue.
1-5 points for story.
1-5 points for overall craftsmanship.

Bonus points:
+1 point for each possible clue object you include smartly in your script.
-1 point for each possible clue object you force into your script for no reason whatsoever.

The script with the highest points wins (averaged over the number of  moderators reading).
In the event of a tie, the earliest script submitted will win the prize.

Enjoy!

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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 07:31:51 PM »
Excellent.

And 29 days to write it as well which helps.

Can you just clarify what the clues are? The jewellery and fish (real or not for example) in particular...and the elephant (toy, real etc)

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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 07:38:30 PM »
Can you just clarify what the clues are? The jewellery and fish (real or not for example) in particular...and the elephant (toy, real etc)

The real clues were the cake and the balloons (as you surmised in the other thread).   

But for the sake of the script you can use any or all of the possible clues - that's +6 points - or -6 points if you don't make certain to give them a good reason for being there. 

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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 09:02:57 PM »
But for the sake of the script you can use any or all of the possible clues - that's +6 points - or -6 points if you don't make certain to give them a good reason for being there.

Never seen this done before so it should make the challenge very interesting.

Really looking forward to the reads.
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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 10:07:52 PM »
So, I wasn't way off with my mermaid stripper!

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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 12:55:42 AM »
Thanks for the head start, Michael.  Could be tough  squeezing the pink elephant into the birthday cake.
Will be lots of fun trying.

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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2014, 08:59:30 AM »
So how are the winners determined in this little challenge?

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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 09:03:33 AM »
The way the entries will be judged. 

1-5 points for action.
1-5 points for dialogue.
1-5 points for story.
1-5 points for overall craftsmanship.

Bonus points:
+1 point for each possible clue object you include smartly in your script.
-1 point for each possible clue object you force into your script for no reason whatsoever.

The script with the highest points wins (averaged over the number of  moderators reading).
In the event of a tie, the earliest script submitted will win the prize.

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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2014, 10:00:44 AM »
Ok. I have notified my normal social channels about this challenge.  If anyone want to share a link to this thread on their social channels then please do so.  The more we have entering this sponsored challenge - the more likely we are to have more sponsored challenges with more prizes in the future.  Thanks.

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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2014, 03:51:26 PM »
Coooooooooooool!!!  Sounds like...FUN! :)

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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 05:47:04 PM »
Hey Marnie! Welcome, you sexy thing!

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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2014, 01:47:57 AM »

Hey Marnie and welcome to WA even though you've been a member for some time.

Look forward to reading your work.

Regards Alex
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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2014, 09:41:02 AM »
Hey Marnie! Welcome, you sexy thing!

Can I say that as well...or is that wrong? :o


"Hey Marnie and welcome to WA even though you've been a member for some time.

Look forward to reading your work.

Regards Alex"

You're also sexy Alex... Does that make it better, equal??  :) :)

That's it, the challenge is a sexy birthday party, no key swapping...well unless you want to 8) 8)

Right, time to think about what to write. Cheers folks.

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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2014, 09:48:28 AM »

You're also sexy Alex... Does that make it better, equal??  :) :)


Geez Bill, now I 'm blushing !!!


BTW this won't get you any extra points for the challenge. Ohh... Maybe it will ??? Just kidding...
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Re: Writing Challenge #9 - Fun Fun Fun
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2014, 08:53:56 AM »
I was wondering where Michael's been off too. Seemed to make an awesome site.

I see Khamanna and Marnie are here too. Mp is in the house!

I'll enter. Seems like it will be fun, and of course I'm going to try my hardest to pack all six items in the story.

 ;D

And we get little emoticons too. How fun...