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Monday, August 31, 2009

One Week Challenge – Scripts 21 to 25 - posted by Don

The One Week ChallengeWriters were given one week to write a 12 page or less Romantic Drama/Comedy (Romantic Dramedy) using This piece of music (graciously provided by Norm of The DrabbleCast).

The “*” in the title of the OWC script indicates that the person who submitted the script has, in the past, read and reviewed at least three scripts in this or previous challenges. If you feel you should have a star, please let me know via email at webmaster (a) simplyscripts.com or discussion board private message. Click the title to go to the discussion board thread, then click the title to read the script.

The Next Five of 21 to 25

Tom and Jake by D. Hunter

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – Tom and Jake go hunting together. Man gets man in this playful romp about man love. Don’t miss Tom and Jake sing The Ballad of Deer Camp. (Warning: Some professional sportsmen may object to the portrayal of hunters as gay. They aren’t all that lucky.) (pdf format)

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My Big Fat Geek Wedding Proposal by Bobba Fett

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – A socially inept college kid enlists the help of his fraternity brother to write a wedding proposal in song-form for his girlfriend of one month. (pdf format)

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Never Let A Good Thing Pass You By by Seriously is My Real Name

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – A broke, small town girl in the big city makes a new friend while trying to find work. (pdf format)

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Some Things Never Die by Yes, you can call me Terrance

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – Helen rushes to get to her wedding on time. (pdf format)

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Broadway Betty by First Initial

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – A struggling screenwriter enlists the help of an aging Broadway legend to help him write a song. (pdf format)

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One Week Challenge scripts – 16 to 20 - posted by Don

The One Week ChallengeWriters were given one week to write a 12 page or less Romantic Drama/Comedy (Romantic Dramedy) using This piece of music (graciously provided by Norm of The DrabbleCast).

The “*” in the title of the OWC script indicates that the person who submitted the script has, in the past, read and reviewed at least three scripts in this or previous challenges. If you feel you should have a star, please let me know via email at webmaster (a) simplyscripts.com or discussion board private message. Click the title to go to the discussion board thread, then click the title to read the script.

The Next Five of 16 to 20

John by You Break It, You Bought It

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – John, a lonely widower, reminisces and philosophises about life and death. Just what is it that keeps us going? (pdf – format)

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Swan Song by Burning Down

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – A beaten-down musician makes his last appearance on a stage, while getting some closure from an ex. (pdf – format)

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Mix CD by Amazingly Awesome Nickname

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – Parting is such sweet sorrow… except when it’s done through a mix CD. (pdf – format)

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The Reunion by Tonto Von Nizzleworth

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – A former nerd gets a second chance to win the heart of his dream girl at their high school reunion. (pdf – format)

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Divorce Colorado Style by Two Tents

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – No Logline (pdf – format)

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

OWC – scripts 11 to 15 - posted by Don

The One Week ChallengeWriters were given one week to write a 12 page or less Romantic Drama/Comedy (Romantic Dramedy) using This piece of music (graciously provided by Norm of The DrabbleCast).

The “*” in the title of the OWC script indicates that the person who submitted the script has, in the past, read and reviewed at least three scripts in this or previous challenges. If you feel you should have a star, please let me know via email at webmaster (a) simplyscripts.com or discussion board private message. Click the title to go to the discussion board thread, then click the title to read the script.

The Next Five of 11 to 15

Running Backwards by Only My Mother calls me Terrance

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – A social outcast has an unexpected romantic encounter during a road trip to a high school football game. (pdf – format)

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The Story of June by Call me Ishmael

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – An aspiring female singer falls in love with a songwriter, who writes her a song to enter a singing contest. (pdf – format)

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One Bad Week by River Crossing

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – Harry is in debt with some bookies, plus his girlfriend has just kicked him out, this is going to be one bad week. (pdf – format)

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Our Time Deserves A Love Song by Been There

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – An aging musician relives his first love when someone asks what inspired him to write a particular love song. (pdf – format)

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Cliff Notes by Free the Tribbles

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – Life imitates art, but can life imitate commercials? (pdf – format)

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OWC – 6 – 10 - posted by Don

The One Week ChallengeWriters were given one week to write a 12 page or less Romantic Drama/Comedy (Romantic Dramedy) using This piece of music (graciously provided by Norm of The DrabbleCast).

The “*” in the title of the OWC script indicates that the person who submitted the script has, in the past, read and reviewed at least three scripts in this or previous challenges. If you feel you should have a star, please let me know via email at webmaster (a) simplyscripts.com or discussion board private message. Click the title to go to the discussion board thread, then click the title to read the script.

The Next Five

Damn it, Izzy! by Tammy “The Tardis” Montgolfier

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – Two off-beat, indie rock, chicks coerce their neighbor, a police officer, into helping them write song lyrics. (pdf format)

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Et Tu by Just Bill

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – A struggling songwriter lags at his day job until he encounters a muse right under his nose. (pdf format)

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Terms of Endowment by Ted the Terminator

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – Frustrated by his lack of package size, Jack tries just about anything to enhance himself. But when an old gypsy makes his wish come true, Jack discovers life is more than a game of inches. (pdf format)

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In Tune by Jude

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – Will the pursuit of a mystery song change the life of a loser? (pdf format)

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Listen with Your Heart by The Unknown Comic

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – Nasty Natalie must get a beat down before she can stand up for herself. Frank Sinatra (OK a tribute artist) sings the hit song “Why So Cold?” (pdf format)

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

OWC Scripts – The First Five - posted by Don

The One Week ChallengeWriters were given one week to write a 12 page or less Romantic Drama/Comedy (Romantic Dramedy) using This piece of music (graciously provided by Norm of The DrabbleCast).

The “*” in the title of the OWC script indicates that the person who submitted the script has, in the past, read and reviewed at least three scripts in this or previous challenges. If you feel you should have a star, please let me know via email at webmaster (a) simplyscripts.com or discussion board private message. Click the title to go to the discussion board thread, then click the title to read the script.

The First Five

I’ve Got To Go by Fred the Moderately Successful

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – Charlie’s good looks and selfish pretentious attitude allows him to have any woman he wants; until, Karma takes hold. (pdf format)

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Monster’s Lullaby by Tim the Enchantress

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – When a young girl tells her boyfriend that she has to babysit again, he thinks she is seeing someone else. 9 pages (pdf format)

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The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name by Some Random Individual

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – Oscar Wilde knew what he was talking about. 10 pages (pdf format)

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Your Song by Justice Stone

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – Could true love live on for a composer beyond death? (pdf format)

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Mem by Constance and Nephadeum Antimony

(Short, Romantic Dramedy w/ music) – A young couple struggle to find the lyrics of a mysterious song that arrives magically with a couple of impish spirits. Why those symbols and tricks with the pen? Must be Mem. (pdf format)

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

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 iScript.com.

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

Monday, August 17, 2009

The One Week Challenge cometh – August 21st - posted by Don

What is the One Week Challenge?

The One Week Challenge is a Free exercise where you will have one week to write a script (properly formatted) 12 pages or less (courier 12 point font) on the selected theme and genre to be revealed on Friday, August 21st at 11:59 pm e.d.t..

The script must be received 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 (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.

No gambling! No running with scissors. This is completely Free to enter.

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 week before the writers are revealed.

Please visit the discussion board for an idea of what is going to happen.

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 6th – authors are revealed.

Additionally, I’m in talks with iScript.com to see if they are willing to audio produce one selected script.

And, I’m also in talks with Norm Sherman of The DrabbleCast to help put a little twist into the August ’09 Challenge. Take a moment to pop over to The DrabbleCast, a short fiction podcast that is often humerous, often bizarre, always fun. With sci-fi, fantasy, wierd, disturbing tales- narrated by Norm Sherman.

Try and figure out what the OWC twist will be. You’ll never guess. When the twist is reveled, I’m sure I’ll anger and alienate just about everybody. – Don

Monday, April 27, 2009

April OWC selectee is… - posted by Don

Of Sound Mind by Cameron Mitchell
Read by: iScript.com

As you all know, in early April we had the April One Week Challenge wherein participants were asked to write a 12 page dramatic script about a secret revealed at a family picnic . We had 33 entries. The fine folks over at iScript.com were kind enough to select one script out of the group to be recorded.

The selected script is Of Sound Mind by Cameron Mitchell .

The wealthy Hogarth clan gathers for a picnic in the woods, to be followed by a reading of the patriarch’s will. The family will never be the same.

You can read along with the pdf version of the script here. 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 April One Week Challenge. – Don

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

Picnic basket image courtesy of MD Resort Bed and Breakfast in Fort Worth Texas

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