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 …

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

Flash Fiction Challenge: The Fledgling

I don’t always have the time, or the right story, to participate in Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenges, but this time around I was rather excited to see one of my prompts selected. I felt it would be cheating to use my own, so I chose the prompt: “The first breath …

NanoWriMo 2015 Winner

I haven’t done much reading this month — only two books. I have been missing in action thanks to NanoWriMo and my 50,000 word goal. I am pleased to say that I accomplished my target on the 23rd of November – Yippee! But I’m not finished. The 50,000 words will make …