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Watch the winning AUGUST 2015 STORIES from the Writing Festival

Watch winning stories and movies showcased at the Writing and Film Festival in from AUGUST of 2015: Short, Feature, TV Screenplays. Short Stories. Novels. Stage Plays. Poems. Stories from festival made into movies.

Feature SCRIPT – THE LAST ADVENTURE OF SHAY BLAZE
Written by Howard Fridkin
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_last_adventures_of_shay_blaze.html

Short Screenplay Reading of THE DEAD END
Written by Piotr Jamroz
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_dead_end.html

TV SPEC Reading of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
Written by Chris Agnew
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/curb_your_enthusiasm_chris_agnew.html

TV PILOT Reading of HAUNTED HEART
Written by Robert Herold
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/haunted_heart.html

TV PILOT SCRIPT – WASHED UP
Written by Leila Ben-Abdallah
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/washed_up.html

1st Scene Script: THE MANTLE
by Frank Edward Kelly
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_mantle.html

Chapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
by Nancy Arant Williams
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/01/what-if-its-all-been-a-lie-chapter-1-reading-by-nancy-arant-williams/

1st Scene Script: THE TEST
by Loris Simon Salum
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_test.html

10pg. Stageplay: THE TEA PARTY
by Gregory Cole
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_tea_party.html

1st Scene Script: REDNECK CHRISTMAS
by JC Mercer Jr.
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/redneck_christmas.html

Short Story: PERNOD
by Lionel Walfish
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/31/pernod-short-story-reading-by-lionel-walfish/

Chapter 3 Novel: WINGS OF HOPE
by Hillary Hoffman
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/30/wings-of-hope-chapter-3-performance-reading-by-hillary-hoffman/

Chapter 1 Novel: TO FLY AGAIN
by Rachelle Hasnas
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/to-fly-again-part-1-reading-by-rachelle-hasnas/

Chapter 2 Novel: EDGE: EAST WIND IN PARADISE
by Carl Jackson
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/edge-east-wind-in-paradise-chapter-2-by-carl-jackson/

Best Scene Reading of GATES OF HELL
Written by Pamela Green
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_gates_of_hell.html

WATCH AUGUST 2015 Poetry Readings
Poems performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/august_2015_poetry_readings.html

August 2015 Twitter Short Stories
See the 10 winners
Read the August 2015 TWITTER Short Story Winners – 10 Stories!

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Deadlines August 31st: Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch recent Writing Festival Videos. At least 15 winning videos a month: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

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Watch this month’s Novel Winners. Submit your own book today to the festival!

DEADLINE: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. FULL FEEDBACK. Get novel performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

CLICK and watch the August 2015 Novel Winning Transcripts:

Chapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
August 2015 Reading
by Nancy Arant Williams
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/01/what-if-its-all-been-a-lie-chapter-1-reading-by-nancy-arant-williams/

Chapter 3 Novel: WINGS OF HOPE
August 2015 Reading
by Hillary Hoffman
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/30/wings-of-hope-chapter-3-performance-reading-by-hillary-hoffman/

Chapter 1 Novel: TO FLY AGAIN
August 2015 Reading
by Rachelle Hasnas
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/to-fly-again-part-1-reading-by-rachelle-hasnas/

Chapter 2 Novel: EDGE: EAST WIND IN PARADISE
August 2015 Reading
by Carl Jackson
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/edge-east-wind-in-paradise-chapter-2-by-carl-jackson/

Watch NOVEL turned into a MOVIE
Chapter 1 – AHBC

Written by Albert Russo
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/watch-novel-turned-into-movie-adopted-by-an-american-homosexual-in-the-belgian-congo/

CHILDREN’S BOOK: COTTON CAN
Story about being different.
by 3 Sisters

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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: 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

WINGS OF HOPE – Chapter 3 Performance Reading by Hillary Hoffman

Watch WINGS OF HOPE Chapter 3 Performance Reading:

Novel Reading performed by actress Maya Woloszyn

Get to know writer Hillary Hoffman:

1. What is your novel about?

It is the journey of a father, who’s dying, and his daughter, who is learning how to live. He reminisces about his life, while teaching her to reach for her own dreams and live life to the fullest. When Jules receives a letter from her father saying that he’s been diagnosed with a terminal illness and has a very few months to live, she leaves her life in San Francisco to go to New York City to be with him. During his last few months, they have the chance to learn about each other and for him to give her the confidence to try and get the life she’s always wanted.

2. Why should this novel be read by people?

Because, unfortunately, at some point, everyone has the experience of losing a parent or loved one. This book is cathartic if you have lost someone and will make anyone who has someone they love realize that time is short.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I’ve been writing about ten years now.

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

I’m not sure exactly, but I always stop to watch the Harry Potter films, Meet Joe Black, Field of Dreams and The Shawshank Redemption.

5. Do you think this novel could be adapted into a movie?

Yes, it takes place is a short period of time—three to four months and has a very specific issue—the relationship between a father and daughter when the father is dying.

6. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written three novels and a short story.

7. What motivated you to write this novel?

My father had a truly amazing life. When I was pregnant, I wanted to get his stories down to share with my child because my father was already deceased. That grew into a novel.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

Sadly, I do not have a set routine. I write when I have time, which isn’t often right at the moment. I just write and go back and edit later.

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

Reading, coffee, Christmas music, animals, fashion, yoga and travel

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? What was your feelings on the initial feedback your received?

It is exciting, and a little scary, for people to read my work. I’ve had a lot of people tell me that Wings of Hope was very meaningful to them and that makes me feel wonderful.

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

Keep a running list of items you want to include in a book.

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DEADLINE: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. FULL FEEDBACK. Get novel performed by professional actors
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

Video Pitch for Wings of Hope, Novel by Hillary Hoffman

Watch the Video Pitch for WINGS OF HOPE:

Buy the book on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Wings-Hope-Hillary-E-Hoffman-ebook/dp/B0058ORO0W

Get to know writer Hillary Hoffman:

1. What is your story about?

The bond of a father and daughter is special. When Jules’ father asks her to come stay with him because he’s terminally ill, she goes for the remarkable opportunity to really know her father. She never dreamed he had liberated a concentration camp, dealt cards to Bugsy Siegel, or saved the life of a Black Panther. Wings of Hope takes you on a road trip through the memories of a man making peace with his life through his conversations with his daughter. Teaching her that death is sometimes the most heartbreakingly beautiful part of life.

Hope is the last gift of a father to his daughter–the power to reach for her dreams.

2. Why should people know about yourself and your story?

The stories the father tells are the actual events of my father’s life. The rest of it is fiction. I wrote it while I was pregnant with my daughter so that she could know the grandfather she would never get to meet.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

About ten years.

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

Meet Joe Black

5. Who would you like to collaborate with on a creative project?

In a dream world, J.K. Rowling

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I’ve written three novels.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

I worried that I would forget all the amazing things about my father’s life.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

I set aside time and just write. Then I go back and see if it is any good.

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

I’m passionate about my faith and my family.

10. What influenced you to have your story made into a video pitch?

I was excited about the possibility of sharing my dad with new audiences.

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

Keep writing!