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Are you doing NaNoWriMo?

Hello. I’m doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month – see http://www.nanowrimo.org) again this year and am a tad behind…

Day 1: 814 done, 853 behind.

Day 2: 1,455 done, 1,065 behind.

but the weekend’s coming up and I try not to do any work work at the weekends. I’m not going anywhere other than popping into one of our local bookshops (one of my stockists!) so no excuse to have no only caught up but be storming ahead, ready for work work again on Monday… lots of lovely client editing to do.

So, are you doing NaNoWriMo? Are you, unlike me, starting something new, or, like me, continuing a work in progress. In my case, I started it back in April 2014 and had only done 22,324 words since then, much to my frustration. Which is why I need NaNoWriMo… and I need it ever month. I should be able to find time to write 1,667 words ever day… shouldn’t I?

Let me know how you’re getting on.

 

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November’s free 100-word competition is now open!

*** PLEASE check your word count (100 words exactly – no more, no less – EXcluding title)
and do submit more than one story to give yourself a better chance of being placed. ***

Hello everyone. Yes, October’s competition is closed, with the results due to be announced on Friday 10th November. The theme for November is ‘winter warmth’’ which you can now submit and any time during until Thursday 30th November (midnight UK time).

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Stage 32’s Screenwriting Contest Deadline Approaches

I’ve received the following email…
We’re proud of this fact:  8 of our past finalists have been signed, placed on writing staffs, optioned, or put into development! Do you have a stellar feature script? Maybe now it’s your turn!
FINAL DEADLINE IN LESS THAN 2 WEEKS!
ENDS September 20 –  enter your script now!

Use code MCKEE2017 to get $10 OFF your entry fee

Our winner this year will meet with a  Dream Team of executive mentors who can help you on your path with everything you need from script notes to development to production including:

  • Literary Manager (Spencer Robinson) – Art/Work Entertainment, clients writing credits include:  Arrival, Lights Out, Arrow, Eastbound and Down, The Mick, Will & Grace and more.
  • Development Executive (Rachel Crouch) – Cold Iron Pictures, credits include:  Swiss Army Man, Diary of a Teenage Girl.
  • Producer (David Harris) – credits include:  Security (Antonio Banderas, Ben Kingsley, Gabriella Wright),  Desolation (David Moscow)
  • Screenwriter (David Paterson) – Lionsgate’s  The Great Gilly Hopkins (Octavia Spencer, Glenn Close, Kathy Bates), Disney’s  Bridge to Terabithia (Josh Hutcherson, Zooey Deschanel, Bailee Madison)
  • Director (Tyler Gillet) – credits include: FOX’s  Devil’s DueV/H/S (Sundance)
  • Entertainment Attorney (Jordan Barel) – worked for AMC and New Line Cinema

This is a one-of-a-kind prize that can help you forge great relationships and change your career. You’ll meet face-to-face with your dream team and get started on the road to professional writing!

You have until  Wednesday Sept. 20 at midnight to enter for the final deadline. Our judges are looking forward to reading your work!

Use code MCKEE2017 to get $10 OFF your entry fee: https://www.stage32.com/happy-writers/contests/3rd-Annual-Feature-Screenplay-Contest

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2017 in competitions, scriptwriting, writing

 

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September’s free 100-word competition now open

*** PLEASE check your word count (100 words exactly – no more, no less – EXcluding title) and submit more than one story to give yourself a better chance of being placed. ***

Hello everyone. Yes, August’s competition – with the theme of ‘ticking’ is now closed, with the results due to be announced this Friday, 8th September. The theme for September is ‘afraid, very afraid’ which you can now submit and any time during until Saturday 30th September (midnight UK time).

And remember, you can send up to three stories per month (individually or at the same time). It’s worth doing because some people have missed out because of errors (usually not 100 words exactly) in the only entry they send so they are immediately disqualified. This happened again last month. <sigh>

September’s theme is ‘afraid, very afraid’ to use however you wish. You can write them whenever you like but don’t send them to me until Friday 1st September.

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