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Friday, August 21, 2009

One Week Challenge August 2009 - posted by Don

The One Week ChallengeThis month’s theme and genre:

Genre: Romantic Drama/Comedy (Romantic Dramedy)
Theme: This piece of music

This music has been graciously provided by Norm of The DrabbleCast and is released under a creative commons attribution 3.0 licence.

You must write a properly formatted script, 12 pages or less (courier 12 point font) and lyrics (to the music provided). The script and lyrics are not to exceed 12 pages.

Submit your script here by Friday, August 28 at 11:59 pm e.d.t.. Please do not put your real name on your script, however, please use your real name and real e-mail address on the submission form below. (After the exercise closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit the script with your name on it). Please put “(c) Copyright 2009” on your script.

This is a free exercise. There is no prize for winning (after all, we all win if we have fun). There will not be an official judging for the best script (after all, we all win if we have fun).
All submitted scripts will be posted anonymously for a few weeks before the writers are revealed.

The Schedule: August 21 11:59 pm edt – theme and genre revealed
August 28 11:59 pm edt – submissions due
August 29 – 31 – scripts posted without author’s names
August 31 – September 5th – review, critique, comment, guess who wrote what
September 11th (ish) – audio presentation of one selected script presented by

Very special thanks to for sponsoring the challenge and judging the final scripts.

1 Comments so far


Kenneth Byrd
August 22nd, 2009 at 11:28 pm

I’m new to this website and this contest.
If I am to understand this, we write an original screenplay based on the genre above. It can take place anywhere staring any character we create. But it has to be based on the song? Are the lyrics we write for the song in the screenplay or seperate?

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