Congrats to the Writing Challenge #5 Winners.

WritingChallengeWe switched up Writing Challenge #5 and made it about loglines.  Each participant was asked to write a logline for a 5 – 12 page scripts with the following criteria.

The genre must be horror and must involve a part of the body (eye, hand, leg, etc.) – the spirit or soul is also acceptable.

There were 46 loglines entered.  Following are the top three results. 

A hit and run driver, consumed with guilt, starts to exhibit the same injuries as his victim.

Reef Dreamer
Whilst recovering in an army hospital a troubled soldier, who has lost a hand in battle,
wakes up to find messages in his diary telling him that a patient on his ward now
possesses it.

Darren Seeley
After they are exposed to a toxic spill, two people attempt to find aid as their bodies decompose.

The rest of the loglines and results can be viewed here.

The winning logline is used as the criteria for the next challenge, Writing Challenge #6.

Congrats to the Writing Challenge #4 winners.

WritingChallengeOur latest challenge was a screenwriting challenge where members were asked to write a micro-budget festival length short with the following constraints.

Write a 5 – 12 page screenplay in one week.

Using the pictured rowboat.

Any genre but it has to have meaning.

Micro or low budget.

And we got some excellent scripts in response.  The screenplay that got the most votes was call Sleeping with Fishes by Dave Troop which recounts the story of two gangsters and a boat.  As a prize, Dave will be heading our very first member challenge where he will have complete creative control over the criteria for the challenge.  Keep an eye out for that challenge. 

Runner up screenplays include the Jack Flannigan by Alex Sarris and Small Boat Big Water by Dena McKinnon.  Check out all the scripts here

The next Writing challenge will be in early September.

Dave’s Member Challenge can pop up at any time. 

Congrats to the Forum Challenge #3 Winners

ForumChallenge3Forum Challenge #3 – Back to Basics – invited the members of Writer Arena to fill some threads with basic screenplay knowledge.  We’re all winners when it comes to shared knowledge but this challenge was scored by how many replies a member made to the topics in question. 

Here’s the topics, feel free to have a look at them for some interesting information about screenwriting.

The member with the most posts on these topics was Alex.  Good work Alex and good work to all the other members that participated in this challenge.

The next Forum challenge can pop up at any time. Be prepared.

Welcome to Writer Arena

Hello and welcome to Writer Arena.  This is a community site for screenwriters and filmmakers who want that competitive edge.   We strive to create a fun but productive environment for challenges and collaboration.  It is our desire to assist screenwriters in seeing their screenplays produced.

Currently there is a forum available.  There’s discussion boards, news boards, podcasts to listen to, games to play, and screenplays to search.  It’s free and easy to become a member — so no excuses.