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Deadline Oct. 31st – Novel Festival (Submit your 1st chapter or full novel)

writing CONTEST1st CHAPTER or FULL NOVEL CONTEST
Get full feedback! Winners get their novel made into a video!

Submit your NOVEL HERE

WATCH RECENT WINNING NOVEL/STORY PERFORMANCES

ACTORNOVEL READING – WHAT PASSES BETWEEN WOMEN
July 2016 Reading
Written by Patty Fischer
ACTORNOVEL Reading – ALEX THE INVENTOR
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gordon Brynelson
ACTORNOVEL Reading – OBITER DICTA
June 2016 Reading
Written by Lucien M.
ACTOR1st Ch. Novel Transcript – WATER FOR BLOOD
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brett Bacon
ACTOR1st Ch. Novel Transcript – TJ S LAST SUMMER IN CAPE COD
May 2016 Reading
Written by Garfield Whyte
ACTORNovel Chapter 1 Reading – EXOTIQA
April 2016 Reading
Written by M. Black
ACTORNovel 1st Chapter Reading – MYSTIC VILLAGE
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jeannine Fortier
ACTORNovel Prologue Reading – IN THE WAKE OF WAR
April 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen L. Nowland
ACTORNovel Reading – PANTERRA: The Machinist
April 2016 Reading
Written by Gary L. Ward
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – CONTRARY WARRIORS: BLOOD LEGACY
March 2016 Reading
Written by Sheryl Wright
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – LIZARDIAN
March 2016 Reading
Written by Melissa R. Mendelson
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – THE MAGIC PILLOW
March 2016 Reading
Written by K.J. Kratz
ACTORNovel Transcript – INTO AUTUMN
February 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Landgraf
ACTORNovel Transcript – WHAT HAPPENS AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Laura Garrett
ACTORNovel Transcript – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT?
February 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Hughes

 

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Watch the October 2016 Winning 1st Scene Screenplays

CRIME CYCLE
Written by Donald R. Brown

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror

A seemingly all-American family regularly rent out their guest home as a game to satisfy their urge to kill, but when their most recent tenants arrive they have a new set of plans in store for the sadistic bunch.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Michelle Alexander
MADELINE – Katelyn Varadi
ABIGAIL – Julie C. Sheppard
NATHANIEL – Gabriel Darku
JOSEPH – Rikki Wright
NEWS ANCHOR – Sandy Kellerman

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NIGHT WIND TO BAHIA
Written by Thomas Thorpe

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Night wind to Bahia is a thriller about an ailing, penniless nobleman searchng for his wife when he uncovers a blood transfusion plot to kill Brazil’s eight-year old prince, Dom Pedro II. Having secured a vial of Cholera immunizing blood, he must choose either to save his own life, obtain reward for reviving the future leader or rescue his wife from the conspirators.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Deadline Oct. 15th: Novel Festival Submissions (1st. Ch., Novel, Transcript)

1st CHAPTER or FULL NOVEL CONTEST
Get full feedback! Winners get their novel made into a video!

DEADLINE: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

NEW OPTION: Or, just submit for an actor performance reading transcript of your novel (any 5 pages of your book). Great way to promote the sales of your book if you’re already published. (see examples on the video playlist below)

Watch the Recent Winners. At least 3-10 winners every month:
http://novelwritingfestival.com

Thank you. thank you for your honest & detailed appraisal of my work! It is extremely helpful & insightful.
– Michelle Desgagne
The Distracted Yogi, Novel

I appreciate WILDsound’s committee feedback on the first chapter/prologue submission of my memoir Am doing a rewrite to address your recommendations and, per your suggestion, will send back my revised submission as soon as possible.
– Danielle Dahl
Sirocco, Novel

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. Much appreciated.
– JD Daniels
Minute of Darkness, Novel

Thank you very much…interesting opinions and thoughts. They are much appreciated!
– Tory Gates
Dawn, Novel

Thanks for the feedback. I have reviewed some of the mishaps you noted already. But once again, thanks for your insight. I’d love to have an editor to go through it.
– Philip Oyok,
Old Man, 1st chapter novel

I am so impressed with your feedback that I will submit the finished novel into your competition not so much as to try and win the competition but rather to get the valuable feedback I need at a reasonable cost before taking the novel further.
– Francis Connor
The Devil’s Bridge, 1st chapter novel

Interesting feedback. I too have come to the same conclusion you have. I will resubmit, rewriting the opening chapter and taking out the narration of the dead man. I was seduced by the idea, but agree he becomes a distraction and a filter.
– Elisabeth Appell
Elements of Betrayal, 1st chapter book

Thank you for the festival and the feedback. This book hit its target. To provide a broad base from which others can continue the story.
– Roland Hughes
John Smith: Last Known Survivor

Thanks for your insightful and highly constructive comments on my novel submission, “Victoria The First”. Clearly, your reader(s) read the manuscript carefully and thoroughly. Your overall assessment of “a great read” has encouraged me to dive back in and tell this story the way I know I can.
– Bill Osinski
Victoria The First: A Novel, Full Novel

WATCH RECENT WINNING NOVEL/STORY PERFORMANCES

ACTORNOVEL READING – WHAT PASSES BETWEEN WOMEN
July 2016 Reading
Written by Patty Fischer
ACTORNOVEL Reading – ALEX THE INVENTOR
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gordon Brynelson
ACTORNOVEL Reading – OBITER DICTA
June 2016 Reading
Written by Lucien M.
ACTOR1st Ch. Novel Transcript – WATER FOR BLOOD
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brett Bacon
ACTOR1st Ch. Novel Transcript – TJ S LAST SUMMER IN CAPE COD
May 2016 Reading
Written by Garfield Whyte
ACTORNovel Chapter 1 Reading – EXOTIQA
April 2016 Reading
Written by M. Black
ACTORNovel 1st Chapter Reading – MYSTIC VILLAGE
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jeannine Fortier
ACTORNovel Prologue Reading – IN THE WAKE OF WAR
April 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen L. Nowland
ACTORNovel Reading – PANTERRA: The Machinist
April 2016 Reading
Written by Gary L. Ward
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – CONTRARY WARRIORS: BLOOD LEGACY
March 2016 Reading
Written by Sheryl Wright
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – LIZARDIAN
March 2016 Reading
Written by Melissa R. Mendelson
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – THE MAGIC PILLOW
March 2016 Reading
Written by K.J. Kratz
ACTORNovel Transcript – INTO AUTUMN
February 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Landgraf
ACTORNovel Transcript – WHAT HAPPENS AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Laura Garrett
ACTORNovel Transcript – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT?
February 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Hughes
ACTORNovel Transcript – A LIFE SINGULAR
February 2016 Reading
Written by Lorraine Pestell
ACTORNovel Transcript – THE FIRST ONES
January 2016 Reading
Written by Regina Walker
ACTORCHAPTER 1 Reading – Liquid Diamond
December 2015 Reading
Written by Sebastien Blue

Deadline September 15th – Novel Festival

1st CHAPTER or FULL NOVEL CONTEST
Get full feedback! Winners get their novel made into a video!

http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

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WATCH RECENT WINNING NOVEL/STORY PERFORMANCES

ACTORNOVEL READING – WHAT PASSES BETWEEN WOMEN
July 2016 Reading
Written by Patty Fischer
ACTORNOVEL Reading – ALEX THE INVENTOR
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gordon Brynelson
ACTORNOVEL Reading – OBITER DICTA
June 2016 Reading
Written by Lucien M.
ACTOR1st Ch. Novel Transcript – WATER FOR BLOOD
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brett Bacon
ACTOR1st Ch. Novel Transcript – TJ S LAST SUMMER IN CAPE COD
May 2016 Reading
Written by Garfield Whyte
ACTORNovel Chapter 1 Reading – EXOTIQA
April 2016 Reading
Written by M. Black
ACTORNovel 1st Chapter Reading – MYSTIC VILLAGE
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jeannine Fortier
ACTORNovel Prologue Reading – IN THE WAKE OF WAR
April 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen L. Nowland
ACTORNovel Reading – PANTERRA: The Machinist
April 2016 Reading
Written by Gary L. Ward
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – CONTRARY WARRIORS: BLOOD LEGACY
March 2016 Reading
Written by Sheryl Wright
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – LIZARDIAN
March 2016 Reading
Written by Melissa R. Mendelson
ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – THE MAGIC PILLOW
March 2016 Reading
Written by K.J. Kratz
ACTORNovel Transcript – INTO AUTUMN
February 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Landgraf
ACTORNovel Transcript – WHAT HAPPENS AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Laura Garrett
ACTORNovel Transcript – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT?
February 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Hughes
ACTORNovel Transcript – A LIFE SINGULAR
February 2016 Reading
Written by Lorraine Pestell
ACTORNovel Transcript – THE FIRST ONES
January 2016 Reading
Written by Regina Walker
ACTORCHAPTER 1 Reading – Liquid Diamond
December 2015 Reading
Written by Sebastien Blue
ACTORCHAPTER 1 Reading – Bader Field
December 2015 Reading
Written by Carl David
ACTORChapter 3 NOVEL – Follow in the Tigerman’s Footsteps
November 2015 Reading
Written by Colin Guest
ACTORTranscript NOVEL – A Life Singular
November 2015 Reading
Written by Lorraine Pestell
ACTORChapter 21 NOVEL – One Hot Summer
November 2015 Reading
Written by Ian Barker
ACTORBEST SCENE – The Charlottetown Jackhammer Imbroglio
November 2015 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde
ACTORChapter 1 NOVEL – Please Hold
November 2015 Reading
Written by Tricia Stewart Shiu

 

2015 Novel Festival Winners

View the winners month by month. All novels performed by professional actors.

1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL: http://novelwritingfestival.com/

JANUARY 2015
January 2015 Novel Winners

FEBRUARY 2015
February 2015 Novel Winners

MARCH 2015
March 2015 Novel Winners

APRIL 2015
April 2015 Novel Winners

MAY 2015
May 2015 Novel Winners

JUNE 2015
June 2015 Novel Winners

JULY 2015
July 2015 Novel Winners

AUGUST 2015
August 2015 Novel Winners

SEPTEMBER 2015
September 2015 Novel Winners

OCTOBER 2015
October 2015 Novel Winners

NOVEMBER 2015
November 2015 Novel Winners

DECEMBER 2015
December 2015 Novel Winners

Chapter 1 Reading of the Novel PLEASE HOLD by Tricia Stewart Shiu

PLEASE HOLD was the Writing Festival’s November 2015 Chapter 1 Novel Winner.

Watch PLEASE HOLD Chapter 1 Reading:

Novel read by writer Val Cole.

Get to know writer Tricia Stewart Shiu:

1. What is your novel about?

Short Description:

Steno pad. Check. #2 pencil. Check. Shrine to Mary Tyler Moore. Wait. What?

Sarah Marks, a top tier movie studio executive assistant, has a secret past, which is unearthed by a workplace bully, so she asks “What Would Mary Do?”

PLEASE HOLD, Winner of Best Unpublished Manuscript at the Southern California Book Festival, offers an insider’s look at the world of high-level studio executive assistants and one woman’s struggle to make sense of it all. Has she come a long way, baby? Only Mary knows.

In this quirky slice of life story, award-winning author, Tricia Stewart Shiu, draws from her extensive experience as a veteran, high-level executive assistant at one of the top six entertainment studios in Los Angeles.

Long book description:

Mary Tyler Moore inspired countless women (and shaped a generation) with her media presence and this is the basis for a unique book.

PLEASE HOLD, Winner of Best Unpublished Manuscript at the Southern California Book Festival, is the story of an ordinary, single woman, making it on her own in LA as an executive assistant in the entertainment industry, who just happens to have a shrine to Mary Tyler Moore.

The story is a ‘slice of life’ look into how far women have really come, how one woman handles the trials faced in the turbulence of show business and how she chooses to divine guidance.

Award-winning author, Tricia Stewart Shiu, draws from her extensive experience as a veteran, high-level executive assistant at one of the top six entertainment studios in Los Angeles.

2. Why should this novel be read by people?

Not only does PLEASE HOLD offer a rare glimpse into the world of top tier gatekeepers, it also serves as a reminder that spirituality comes in many forms and no one should judge another before knowing the full story. Everyone’s journey to her own truth is layered and we all choose our path based on the highest form of guidance available. As we grow, so does our guidance.

3. How would you describe this novel in two words?

Quirky & Illuminating

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Zoolander

5. How long have you been working on this novel?

9 years

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

It’s a tie between

A Portrait of An Artist by James Joyce

Generation X by Douglas Coupland

7. What motivated you to write this novel?

I watched a documentary about the women’s movement in the 1970s and the Equal Rights Amendment and was inspired to write about my own experiences (in fictional form, of course) working with some of the most influential executives in the entertainment industry.

8. What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Jeff Lynne

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Human Rights, Self-Healing, Spiritual and Personal Growth.

10. What influenced you to enter the Novel Festival?

My publicist Scott Lorenz.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Stay passionate and connected to the source of your idea. Your plot, characters and details may make their own journey, but if you are connected to the initial reason for writing the book, article, screenplay or script (and why you write in general) you will retain a sense of authenticity. This will carry you through any challenges that arise.

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DEADLINE: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival.
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

WATCH the Recent Winning Short Story/1st Chapter Readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/novel_and_short_story_readings.html

DEADLINE TODAY: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival.

DEADLINE TODAY: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival.

CLICK to Submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

Watch the 6 Winning Novel Readings for October 2015
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/10/08/watch-the-6-winning-novel-readings-for-october-2015/

WATCH the Recent Winning Short Story/1st Chapter Readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/novel_and_short_story_readings.html

Watch NOVEL made into a Feature Film – Sandro’s Notebook
An historical/adventure series of a man’s travels through Africa in the mid-1900s

Deadline: SUBMIT your NOVEL (both your 1st chapter or full novel accepted)
And we’ll make it into a MOVIE
http://www.wildsound.ca/audio_video_book.html