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Title: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: Nick on July 28, 2006, 04:08:26 AM
Review My Script is a board specifically devoted to scriptwriting.

Use this board to post excerpts from any dramatic work, including TV and radio scripts, theater plays and movie screenplays. On this board excerpts of up to 1,500 words are permitted, though shorter than this is encouraged. Please continue to post excerpts from prose work (short stories, novels, articles, etc.) on Review My Work, and poetry in Poets Corner.

Pre-Posting (do yourself a favor)
Read and comment on at least three other posts. Not only are members likely to return the favor, but you will learn how to improve and present your work.

Regarding content, our policy is to allow the use of strong language only if (a) it is integral to the script and not merely used to shock or offend, and (b) a clear warning is posted at the top of the item in question. Postings deemed as offensive and/or pornographic will be immediately deleted by the moderators.

Please note also that we ask writers to post no more than one script per day on this board. This is to allow other members time to read and assess your work properly, and also to avoid work being pushed off the front page of the board too quickly.

One last thing, please don't post titles all in capitals, it is regarded as 'shouting' and against forum policy.

Happy scriptwriting!

Nick  :)
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: pjtudor on August 02, 2006, 03:46:44 AM
THANKS ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: bandicootgirl on October 18, 2006, 10:25:49 AM
Sorry to bump into your thread, but are we allowed to write comedy or musical scripts?
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: Nadine L on June 23, 2007, 06:44:42 AM
Bandi,

I don't see why not. Give it a go!

Nadine
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: dynodreamer on March 07, 2009, 08:27:05 PM
The musical is coming back to life! Hue Jackman declared it so.
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: SeaDoc on December 10, 2009, 04:46:33 AM
Nick,

Sorry, my bad. I didn't read this first and posted the title in all CAPs. As soon as I did, I changed it to conform.

Happy Holiday,

Jim(SeaDoc)
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: odyssey on August 02, 2010, 03:11:19 PM
I have read and taken note. Thanks for the guidance.

Odyssey
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: mrsbee on September 01, 2010, 06:48:14 AM
Help! I have made two attempts to post a section of my drama The Great God Tomato but neither seems to have made it onto the board. I tried with New Topic and then by email to the address on your newsletters. What am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 01, 2010, 11:59:10 AM
Help! I have made two attempts to post a section of my drama The Great God Tomato but neither seems to have made it onto the board. I tried with New Topic and then by email to the address on your newsletters. What am I doing wrong?

mrsbee, all you need do is go to the Review My Script board;
http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?board=11.0

Click "New Topic"

Don't forget to fill in the Subject line.

I assume you have your work in a word processor, so copy it from there then paste it into the text body of the new topic you have opened up.

Take a moment to double check what you have pasted because often the process plays games with your formatting.  No problem - you can move things around in the text box, getting all the sentences aligned and leaving some white space between paragraphs for easier reading online.

Once you have everything set - click on Post.

If you have any more problems, PM me and I'll try to help.

Smiles,
Alice
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: eric on September 01, 2010, 02:29:05 PM
I notice you use the word "drama" to describe your new piece of writing, and in my experience that term referred to a serious theater play or broadcast show.  If this is the case here, then you don't need to go to Review My Work, you are already in the correct place right here.  All of Alice's other suggestions apply here though ...... click on New Topic, add your text, and click on Post.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: mrsbee on September 01, 2010, 03:41:14 PM
Thanks, country4girl and Eric. That is exactly what I did but nothing seems to have happened. Thanks anyway for taking the trouble to reply.
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: mrsbee on September 01, 2010, 04:03:50 PM
I just tried to send my script again and this time I got a message saying it exceeded the permitted 2000 characters but I'm sure the sticky said up to 1000 words. Have I got that wrong?
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: Kiryana on October 30, 2010, 12:52:10 AM
It's suggested to keep the segments smaller as pushing through more than 1000 can being really...um....tiresome. Especially when most of the work is in a very rough form. Be sure to remember that spaces and such count as characters towards the word limit per post.
Kir
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: AshrafUl on September 15, 2011, 04:18:19 AM
I don't know that how do i post my work on the site. If you can help, i really need it now.
Thanks
Regards
Ashraful
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: Skip Slocum on September 15, 2011, 05:10:40 AM
I'll send a PM (private message) to you and point you on the right direction.

Skip
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: Sharad on October 04, 2011, 01:44:54 PM
Thanks for the heads up  :D
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: SoundGeare on May 14, 2014, 01:23:40 AM
I am in the middle stages of writing a dramatic surrealist script. Several portions of the story are entirely dependent on specific visuals and symbolism rather than dialogue. Would that be acceptable to post here or would something like that be too bothersome?
I'm not saying that there isn't any dialogue at all, or that the entire thing is a string of unrelated occurrences. There is a coherent plot and characters and all, but the first scene in particular is a string of symbolic sequences.

Would it be okay to post something like that here?
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: Equilonic on April 30, 2015, 07:49:08 AM
Hello!

I'm new here, so I'm not sure if I'm posting this in a right place (sorry, if I'm not).
So I just have a few questions.
1. I'm writing comic book scripts is this forum section where I submit them?
2. Are outlines okay to submit? For people who don't know or use outlines: Outline is a short description of your script containing all important points, but omitting dialogue. It's not a finished product and may not be written in a proper literary language. May be presented as pages of prose or bullet points. In other words, it may not be fun to read, but personally I find it very useful to write and I'd like people to have a look at my outlines and receive constructive criticism and advice on the general direction the story is going.
3. Is it okay to submit external link to your story? Most people copy-paste their writing here, but I'd like to upload mine to Google Drive and give everyone a link maybe. It'd allow me to preserve the original formatting and I think it could ease everyone a reading experience.

I did read the rules, but haven't found anything that answers these questions... But maybe I missed it, so just point me to the thread.

Now I'll go and comment on other people scripts while I wait for an answer.
Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: Laura H on April 30, 2015, 02:41:28 PM
Hi Equilonic,

We ask that you not post links. Most members will be reluctant to click links, and when you post a portion of your work here (under 1000k) the whole community can benefit from seeing the work and the feedback. I know I learn as much from other writers' critiques as from those on my own stuff.

You are welcome to post an outline for feedback, just observe the 2000k limit. You'll find that you get more readers and reviewers with shorter bits, anyway.

Here's some info on formatting - http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=39962.0

And do please pop in to introduce yourself on the Welcome Board so we can greet you properly http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?board=1.0

Glad you've joined us,

Laura



Title: Re: Sticky: Please read this first
Post by: JewelAS53 on June 09, 2016, 07:23:16 AM
Please note, everyone, the word limit has been increased to 1,500 per submission.

The rules have been updated.