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September 2018 – Read the best of WRITER Interviews

Interview with Stacey Lynn Patterson (TORN BETWEEN)
Interview with Stacey Lynn Patterson (TORN BETWEEN)

Interview with Novelist Glenn Parris (Dragon’s Heir)
Interview with Novelist Glenn Parris (Dragon’s Heir)

Interview with Poet Marta Knobloch (HOW TO WRITE A SUMMER POEM)
Interview with Poet Marta Knobloch (HOW TO WRITE A SUMMER POEM)

Interview with Writer Dossie H. Terrell (Good Things Come To Those Who Wait)
Interview with Writer Dossie H. Terrell (Good Things Come To Those Who Wait)

Interview with Writer Paul Vitols (MOVING DAY)
Interview with Writer Paul Vitols (MOVING DAY)

Interview with Novelist Dayna Mason (I’m Just That Into Me)
Interview with Novelist Dayna Mason (I’m Just That Into Me)

Interview with Novelist Wanda Adams Fischer (EMPTY SEATS)
Interview with Novelist Wanda Adams Fischer (EMPTY SEATS)

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WATCH Mid-Year FEATURE SCREENPLAY Winners (January-June 2017)

Watch the Winning Feature Screenplays for the first half of 2017

ACTORLGBT Feature Screenplay – ARRANGING MIA
June 2017 Reading
by Joanie Fox

ACTORFAN FICTION FEATURE Screenplay – MARVEL ZOMBIES
May 2017 Reading
by Christopher J. Valin

ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay – THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS
May 2017 Reading
by Guy Quigley

ACTORFAMILY FEATURE Screenplay – QUEST FOR LIGHT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Byron Anderson

ACTORTHRILLER FEATURE Screenplay – NEMESIS
March 2017 Reading
Written by Carl Joglar

ACTORANIMATION FEATURE Screenplay – PIXYLATIONS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Joe Laudati

ACTORHORROR FEATURE Screenplay – INCURABLE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Jeff York

Festival Deadline

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Best Scene Reading of CHILDREN WANT WHAT THEY WANT WHEN THEY WANT IT, by Carolyn Reese

Watch Scene from CHILDREN WANT WHAT THEY WANT WHEN THEY WANT IT:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Holly Sarchfield
THE DUKE – Ben Hur
MARSHALL – Laura Kyswaty
CONTESTANT 1 – Gabriel Darku
CONTESTANT 2 – Chris Reid-Geisler
CONTESTANT 3 – Angelica Alejandro

Get to know writer Carolyn Reese:

1. What is your screenplay about?

What if there are space aliens who are as passionate about Cosplay as Earthlings and what if being pregnant with predatory offspring doesn’t keep these space alien Cosplayers from entering a Cosplay Contest on earth about the same time they are due to give birth.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This is really a short and might make a good thirty minute TV episode with at least one commercial or maybe like one of Stephen King’s earliest movies, Cat’s Eye, I could add 2 or 3 more scripts with aliens socializing with Earth folks for competition and excitement and indeed, make it feature length. They all could come to earth pregnant and near birth dates and we could see how that works out for us and them.

3. How would you describe this story in one sentence?

Earthlings don’t have the market cornered on Cosplay!

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

It is a toss up among…Jurassic Park, Blade Runner and Liza Minnelli in Cabaret.

“You know you want to!”
Then I could add a lot of others like Jeepers Creepers both one and two. Still haven’t seen three.

Short answer, I really can’t say exactly but know I saw those three mentioned first when they first came out at the theaters and saw them several more times at the theater and now own them and watch them again several times a year. I am just so happy when Jurassic Park comes on one of the cable movie channels…like I have never seen it before. Jeepers Creepers also and the Escape from movies by John Carpenter/Kurt Russell. I even have two scripts with titles Escape From Florida and Escape From Plain Middle that I use without paying for the Snake character but they haven’t sold so no legal biggee yet.

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

Not very long. Like I said it is only 5 pages or so and came to me while I was converting a short story called “How I First Met Princess” to script format. I started it as a fictional diary that some Drag Queen was keeping of communications from other Drag Queens. It was one of many entries from friends of one diary author Drag Queen. It was called The DQ Chronicles and I would have to look for a long while through a lot of computer files to even find that original light bulb going on.
Short answer…5 months ago and then for about a month or six weeks and that includes several rewrites and correction of typos and so on..

6. How many stories have you written?

Hundreds…really! I am now trying to convert them to screenplay or TV script format form.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I was already writing entries for DQ Chronicles and also think I was motivated by a new game show similar to Faceoff called Skin Wars…Now there is a concept…Cosplay using naked people as the canvas…you have to judge if those naked bodies are utilized the most nonperceptively…which artist used bodies to his/her best advantage and made you forget you were looking at bodies painted and now planted together to make this art work canvas work instead of people which it really is. Cosplay within Cosplay.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I wish I had some tragic story to tell of braving the miasma to write this but it just came out like zipadeedooda. Like reading all the thread, all the comments/replies under a link someone posted on Facebook.

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

Being invisible but still influential and earning a living doing something I love. Dream on oldster huh? Dream on. Dreams are still free.

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

I was just so thrilled with your feedback…it made me feel like maybe something I wrote was worthwhile and that someone got a little chuckle or made a little gasp at some point while reading it or gave a big sigh at the end. That’s what writer’s, artists, performers all want, that applause at the end.

We at least like to think that someone was reading or watching or enjoying or being changed by something we created.

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

Not at this point but after I have won my fourth Oscar in a row for best original screenplay and am not still living just off the curb, …well don’t start me talking or I’ll tell you everything I know.

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DEADLINE: Submit your best scene from your screenplay. Have it performed using professional actors:
http://www.wildsound.ca/submit_your_favorite_scene.html

WATCH the past best scene readings and see what happens when you submit:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_readings.html

Writing Festival Deadlines Today that have been Tweeted:

Deadlines to 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

RED ALERT, Twitter Short Story by Cameron Donnelly

Watch the 140 Character Short Story: RED ALERT:

Get to know writer Cameron Donnelly:

1. What is your very short story about?

My story is one that all men and women alike have faced: an awkward situation. A situation you want everything to go right, but life chooses everything to go wrong.

2. What motivated you to write this story and submit it to the festival?

I thought the contest sounded extremely interesting and I wanted to take part in the challenge of painting a picture on a tiny canvas.

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

The movie I have seen the most in my life is honestly probably Signs. Odd choice, but I love the twist at the end and the set up of that movie is incredible.

4. How many scripts and stories have you written?

I have wrote about 4 pilots, a couple spec scripts, and am working on my first movie currently.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

I would love to work with Steve Carrell. The Office was my favorite show when it was on, and the writing of that show led me down my path of writing. Also, Michael Cera’s facial cues are second to none and I would very much enjoy writing for him.

6. What is your passion in life?

My passion is certainly writing. I’m only 23 years old so I hope I can eventually hone my craft and make this my career. I am also an avid fisherman.

7. Any tips for other writers who want to write a 140 character short story?

My key to writing this short story was to make it have a first, second, and third act. The first sentence being the set up, the second being the meat, and the third sentence the punch line.

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FREE – TWITTER SHORT STORY FESTIVAL
Submit your 140 character story and have it performed by a professional actor

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/140_characters.html

Also, Free logline submissions. The Writing Festival network averages over 95,000 unique visitors a day.
Great way to get your story out: http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Deadlines to 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

Watch the best of KIDNAPPING Stories and Movies from the Festival

Watch the best of stories with a Kidnapping situation or genre from the Film and Writing Festival.
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/kidnapping_stories.html

Deadlines to 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

WRONG PLACE, WRONG CRIME
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video
Germany, Crime
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wrong_place_wrong_crime.html

MOUSSE
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video
Sweden, Drama
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mousse.html

FEATURE SCRIPT – FEATURE: FLEET WEEK: EVANESCENCE
December 2014 Reading
Written by David Redstone
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/fleet_week_evanescence.html

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – THE HAKU
September 2014 Reading
Written by Gina Surles
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_haku.html

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – FOR THE LOVE OF PETE
July 2014 Reading
Written by David Kurtz
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/for_the_love_of_pete.html

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – JACK’S MERMAID
July 2014 Reading
Written by Lois Wickstrom
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/jacks_mermaid.html

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – EAGLES
March 2014 Reading
Written by David Jack Smith
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/eagles.html

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – OF THEIR OWN ACCORD
March 2014 Reading
Written by Justuce Heninger
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/of_their_own_accord.html

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – THE DARKNESS OF THE MOOR
March 2014 Reading
Written by James Everett
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_darkness_of_the_moor.html

HOW (NOT) TO ROB A TRAIN
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video
4min, Comedy/Adventure, Canada
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/how_not_to_rob_a_train.html

Climactic Scene – DIETRICH DANZIG
February 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dietrich_danzig_climactic_scene.html

FIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dietrich_danzig.html

JACK SPADE: DREAM DETECTIVE Video Pitch
Novel
Written by Carl A. Chase
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/03/25/video-pitch-for-jack-spade-dream-detective-by-carl-a-chase/

SHORT SCRIPT – WALK WITH THE DEVIL
June 2015 Reading
Written by Alison C. Hall
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/walk_with_the_devil.html

Watch Video Pitch for GRACE, Feature Script by Doris B. Gill

    Watch Video Pitch for the Feature Screenplay GRACE:

Get to know writer Doris B. Gill:

1) What makes your story unique and also engaging?

This is a story of a Mother’s love and devotion.

2) Why does the world need to know about your story?

Inspiring, even today about not giving up.

3) What type of music do you see in your story if it was made into a movie?

Music true to the era.

4) What film have you seen the most in your life?

Some Like It Hot.

5) What artists would you love to work with?

A female like Jennifer Morrison and a male such as Christian Bale.

6) Other than writing and movies, what else are you passionate about?

Astrology, politics, swimming, gardening and reading great books like The Secret Of The Power, Pillars of The Earth and The Gift Of Rain.

7) Do you have a set writing routine?

I write when I can, with no set schedule. I love doing research which usually gives me ideas. I write when my characters talk to me or I hear snippets of conversation that I can reword. I’m always rewriting my scripts and find it exciting when I can say less and tell more.

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Submit your FREE Logline to the Writing Festival:
http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Submit your Logline and we’ll make it into a Video Pitch: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/video_pitch_festival.html

Or, submit your script or story to the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK. Get performed by professional actors:
http://www.wildsound.ca