We 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.
10.3% LC A hit and run driver, consumed with guilt, starts to exhibit the same injuries as his victim.
7.7% 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.
6.4% 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.
Our 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.
Forum 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.