NYC Midnight Screenplay Competition – Round 3

I made it through to the final round of the NYC Midnight Screenplay Competition. ? Like before, I wasn’t expecting it. Not because I didn’t think my entry was good enough, but because I’d read some of the other scripts submitted in my heat, including the entry that (deservedly) came …

NYC Midnight Screenplay Competition – Round 2

Last week, the results from Round One of the NYC Midnight Screenwriting Competition came out. I wrote about my experience here and what I thought my odds were off progressing on to Round Two. In short, I didn’t expect to make it into the top five. My main purpose for browsing through …

NYC Midnight Screenwriting Competition – Round 1

April is always a busy month with Easter, Anzac Day, and school holidays, and CampNanoWriMo, so my blog has been quiet lately and I haven’t done a lot of reading. Last week I took part in the NYC Midnight Screenwriting Challenge. I’ve never written a screenplay before. A few months ago, the gazillion edits on …

The Silly Season (including NanoWriMo)

I was very quiet around here last month. That’s thanks to NanoWriMo taking up most of my writing time, and the fact that the silly season seemed to start earlier this year. First, a quick NanoWriMo wrap up. I started off strong, getting well ahead of my daily target, and then …

Flash Fiction Challenge: Scary Story Part Two

Last week, Chuck Wendig asked writers to create 1,000 words of part one of a scary story. I intended to take part but life got in the way. This week you can choose one of those story beginnings and create a part two. Next week will be part three.

I find the middle of a story sometimes the hardest to write, and first person present also difficult. There were some great part one choices, but in the end I chose this (untitled) one, by another Aussie author: http://www.cre8tivelife.net/flash-fiction/a-scary-story-part-one

SCARY STORY PART TWO

Thumping and scratching noises are coming from the ceiling directly above me. A family of possums most likely.

“Honey, do you hear that?” I roll over. The other side of the bed is empty. Continue reading

Camp NanoWriMo

My blog has been reasonably quiet this month. My kids are on school holidays and I’ve been writing every spare chance I get. And by writing, I really mean editing, which is the same as examining my work, deciding it is all crap, and re-writing. I’m about three-quarters of the way …