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Saturday, October 15, 2011

The October 2011 One Week Challenge Scripts are now live! - posted by Don

The October 2011 One Week Challenge Scripts are now up for your reading pleasure. There were 38 scripts submitted by writers who had one week to write a script between 6 to 12 pages. The genre was Gothic Horror. The theme was Ghosts.

Thank you to everyone who took the challenge.

The Stone Within by Helene – [no logline] 10 pages, 4 pages, no rating

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Abracadabra by James Hand – An eccentric 19th century magician hired to expose a paranormal fraud gets more than he expected. 12 pages, 5 characters, PG-13 Rating

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Revenant Stand by Debby – Two men are caught up in a haunting life-ending drama within an ages old forest clearing. 12 pages, 4 major and a dozen minor characters, PG-13 Rating

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Out Of The Dark by Tony – An abused teenage girl, with the help of her girlfriend, murders her father but, before they can make their getaway the father’s spirit returns to get revenge. 10 pages, 3 characters, unrated

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The Executioner by Petey F – A young woman on the run from something terrible, guided by a friendly spirit, learns the nature of her dark heritage. 12 pages, 7 characters, PG-13 Rating

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Mischief At Morley House by Anonymous – A secret lurks ‘bout Morley House. A secret that won’t be ignored. But she don’t mean no harm – if you don’t do no harm. 12 pages, 9 characters, Hard R Rating

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Castle Trouble by Sean – The trouble stops when you die. 8 pages, 4 characters, PG Rating

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Falling Angels by A Horse Called Binky – A young girl has to cope with the death of her family during a dark night. War brings out the best and the worst. 10 pages, 4 characters, unrated (thus far)

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A Dance in the Dark by Vince – A nifty new smart phone app allows a feuding couple to communicate with the dead. 12 pages, 5 characters, PG-13 Rating

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The Lonley Tenant by Gert – A woman rents the first renovated apartment in an old building, but she soon finds she’s not the only one there. 12 pages, 4 characters, Hard R Rating

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No Balls by Emily – Nick is accused of being a “chicken” and goes to desperate measures to prove he is not. 8 pages, PG-13 Rating

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Betrayal by Tammy – Louis is coming back home after 10 years in prison, but everything has changed from Marie, to his father, to his brother Jean and to his home. 12 pages

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The Woods by Nate – Emily goes to visit her mother in the countryside. While there she sees a young boy, who terrorizes her to go into the woods. 11 pages, 3 characters, PG rating

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Reaparations by Harvey – Six months after the Civil War’s conclusion, Colonel Henry Gibbs gets a visitor he never expected. 10 pages, 5 characters, Hard R Rating

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House Proud by Rina – Moving in can be scary… 10 pages, 6 characters, PG-13 Rating

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The Haunted Tale of James O’Neil by Ophelia – How open would you be to fulfilling a request by a stranger with no idea what you will encounter and might risk? An 18 century military officer, James O’Neil, explores this offer as he unravels an unearthly tale to help someone he never met. Fate sometimes works in mysterious ways. 8 pages, 4 characters, PG Rating

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My Love by Ernesto – A grief stricken lover makes a deal with the devil in hopes of being reunited with his lost love. 9 pages, 4 characters, PG-13 Rating

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The Last Stop by Oscar – When William gets separated from his new bride at a traveling circus, he finds all is not as it seems while trying to find her. 12 pages, 5 characters, PG Rating

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Sweep by Franklin – What wreckage is formed in the crossed paths of human lives… how can we ever know? 12 pages, 6 characters, PG Rating

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Allured by Richard Pennybrock III – An eerie castle, dribbling candles, a lost officer and a bunch of ghosts. You know, the usual stuff. 7 pages, 7 characters, G rating

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Open House With An Empty Heart by Irene – When you buy a house you buy the stories within its walls… Good or Bad. 12 pages, PG-13 Rating

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Veil of Blood by Augustin Forte – A young woman ventures to her uncle’s crumbling plantation in 1874 Louisiana. 12 pages, 6 characters, unrated thus far

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Mr. Daniels by Nadine – An old hitman gets a visit from from his past. 7 pages, 2 characters, PG-13 Rating

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Our Lady of Eternal Suffering by Patty – When an amateur Theologian goes in search of an ancient archaelogical site, little does he know he will stumbling onto a dangerous secret that spans Space and Time… 12 pages, unrated thus far

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The Madness of Time by Chris – While fulfulling his late father’s wishes, a man must face the nightmare of his father’s past. 9 pages, 5 characters, PG-13 Rating

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Forever Thine by Gordon – A sickly young woman is haunted by a ghost in an old victorian mansion. What does the grim spectre portend for her and her husband? 6 pages, 4 characters, unrated

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Together Again… Someday by David Lancer – You can’t mourn the dead when you’re one of them. 6 pages, 3 characters, PG Rating

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Annabel by Sandy – Annabel was a good wife, when she was around. 6 pages, 6 characters, PG-13 Rating

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Innocence Condemned by Philippe – During the dark times of Christianity, a young woman finds herself accused of witch craft, haunted by a disfigured spirit, and destined for persecution. During her trials and torment, she discovers that death may not be the only punishment that lies ahead. 10 pages, 9 characters, Hard R Rating

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The Open Casket by Don – Artist, Charles Drayton, has been commissioned to paint the viscount Corwin Redwinter’s portrait at his remote castle in the mountains. Redwinter’s intentions towards Drayton’s fiancee, Melinda Hartwell, may be less than honorable and the stuff of nightmares. 11 pages, 5 characters, PG Rating

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A Price To Pay by Rafael – A woman struggles to overcome the loss of her fiance while being tormented by a homicidal ghost. 11 pages, 3 characters, PG-13 Rating

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The Truth by Cindy – A young girl moves to a new town. A house haunted by it’s past brings up old news that was buried. 10 pages, 5 characters, PG-13 rating

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Condemned Sanctuary by Swimming Swan – A mother’s candlelight vigil on the fifth anniversary of her son’s death is interrupted by an unexpected guest. 11 pages, 5 characters, PG-13 Rating

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Traceless by Michael – Detective Croft is on the hunt for a serial killer… who doesn’t leave a trace. 6 pages, 5 characters, Hard R rating.

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Satanas by Florence – On a dark and stormy night, the Devil will come out to play, or at least try to. 12 pages, Hard R Rating

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Payer Fedris – A Gothic Dream Tax by Anonymous – When a poor boy replaces his dreams with forbidden knowledge, he dreams the most expensive dream of all. 12 pages, 17 characters, Hard R Rating

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All That Remains by Beryl – A woman hires a team of ghost hunters to contact her sister’s spirit and solve her murder. 12 pages, 5 characters, PG Rating

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Asylum by Varney the Vampire – Insane Asylums make for strange bedfellows… 7 pages, 9 characters, PG-13 rating

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Friday, October 7, 2011

The October 2011 One Week Challenge is On! - posted by Don

You must write a script, properly formatted between 6 and 12 pages (courier 12 point font).

This month’s theme and genre are:

Genre: Gothic Horror
Theme: Ghosts are not bad, just misunderstood

One character must be a ghost. By the end of the story, the reader must understand that the ghost isn’t “the bad guy”.

  1. This is a free challenge (not a contest).
  2. One entry per person.
  3. Script must be in PDF format.
  4. Script must be properly formatted
  5. Script must be between 6 to 12 pages
  6. Do not put your name on the script. The scripts will be anonymous for the first week or so. (After the exercise closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit the script with your name on it).
  7. Do use your real name and real email when you submit your script.
  8. You are strongly encouraged to read and comment on at least three to five other scripts. Your participation does have an impact on the Writer’s Choice selection process. Registration on the discussion board is free (and we don’t spam you).
  9. Script must be received by Friday, October 14th at 11:59 pm e.d.t..
  10. Please put “(c) Copyright 2011” on your script.

Script must be submitted here

This is only an 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:
10/7 – theme and genre revealed
10/14 11:59 pm e.d.t..- submissions due
10/15 – 10/18 – scripts posted without author’s names
10/25 – Writer’s choice selection due
10/31 – (tentative) audio presentation of one selected script presented by iScript.com.

Thank you to iScript.com for sponsoring this free challenge!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Gearing up for the October One Week Challenge – Theme to be released Friday, October 7th. - posted by Don

What is the “One Week Challenge”?

Writer’s are given one week to write a properly formatted script between 6 to 12 pages on the theme and genre announced on Friday, October 7th.

This is open to anyone and is free.

You can get a flavor for the challenge by checking out some of the scripts from the last One Week Challenge (OWC)

And, it is free because it is NOT a contest. There is no official judging. There is no winner.

However, three scripts will be selected based upon input from the participants, people’s choice and webmaster of SimplyScripts. Those three scripts will be sent to iScript.com who will select one of the three scripts to be audio performed.

Discussion board membership is not required, though highly encouraged.

Stay Tuned for more information.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The October, 2010 One Week Challenge selected script is… - posted by Don

http://epicgrafix.com/The October One Week Challenge selected script is Glass Rain by Julio Weigend (reaper creeper)
Read by: iScript.com

The October, 2010 One Week Challenge genre was Horror. The theme was It was a dark and story night. The limitations were: two male and one female actor, male actor is in a wheelchair, all events must occur sometime between October 30th to November 1st, can’t use the word Halloween, everything occurs in and around an abandoned, rundown house and the writer could do anything to the house, except burn it down.

Participants had one week to write a 10 page script on the genre and theme. There were 45 scripts which were read and discussed over on the discussion board. One script was selected to be audio performed by the fine folks over at iScript.com. That selected script is Glass Rain by Julio Weigend (reaper creeper).

A brother’s been fatally mutated due to his sister’s dabbling into the occult. What is to be done?

You can read along with the pdf version of the script. You can discuss this script and all the OWC entries here. Click the “Play” button to listen to the script.


{note: This audio recording is released under a Creative Commons, attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives 3.0 license. You can share the audio recording in its entirety, but you can’t change it or sell it. }

Thanks to everyone who participated in the challenge. – Don

Very special thanks to iScript.com for sponsoring the challenge and selecting the final script.

Glass Rain image courtesy of EpicGrafix.com

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Submissions for the October OWC are closed. - posted by Don

Submission for the October OWC are closed. Stay tuned here to start reading. – Don

Friday, October 15, 2010

Original Scripts and Tick Tock on the OWC - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are fifty six original scripts for your reading pleasure.

And we are counting down to the close of the October One Week Challenge. Scripts are due at 11:59 pm edt tonight.

I’ll start getting them posted first thing tomorrow morning (USA edt).

Don

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fifty original scripts and the aftermath of the One Week Challenge - posted by Don

The One Week Challenge has come to a close. It hasn’t been without controversy. Some folks had a difficult time with the theme of a dramatic conversation between a vegan and a carnivore.

All the scripts are up with the author’s names revealed.

I’ve finally gotten the backlog of non-OWC scripts up on the Unproduced Scripts page.

Among the fifty scripts is Shawn’s dramatic thriller, Chernobyl.

On April twenty six, nineteen eighty six, Chernobyl reactor four exposed its molten deadly core into the atmosphere which forever altered humanity as the worst accident on earth. But was it an accident?

If that is not your bag, there are another forty-nine to choose from on the Unproduced Scripts page.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The May OWC scripts are all live - posted by Don

All the scripts are in for the May 2010 One Week Challenge. They have been gathered in one location here. – Don

Sunday, May 9, 2010

May, 2010 One Week Challenge is ON! - posted by Don

Can you write a script in a week? Take the One Week Challenge. Write a script (properly formatted) 15 pages or less (courier 12 point font).

This month’s theme and genre:

Genre: Drama
Theme: A vegan and and a carnivore argue over their dietary philosophies.

The scripts must be received by Friday, May 14th 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 2010” on your script.

Please submit your script here

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