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    SCRIPT FEEDBACK GUIDELINES

    Writing is hard. Itís a very personal and humbling thing to do. Itís an activity that you do alone and because of it we take our work and criticism of it very personally.

    That said, the only way we can get better is with honest feedback. So, a few guidelines to help things proceed smoothly:

    1. Be honest but use tact when giving people feedback. Don't start your feedback out with "Your script sucks."

    2. Be specific. Let people know what you like, and let them know what didnít work for you. It doesnít help someone to simply say you donít like something, but it does help them when youíre specific and say ďIím not sure what your main character wanted in X scene.Ē Or, ďI didnít understand your character because I didnít know enough about him.Ē Or, ďI didnít understand your story logic, for X/Y/Z reasons.Ē

    If youíre not comfortable giving public feedback, you can send your feedback to me and Iíll post it anonymously in the thread.

    Isaac


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    When do readers/reviews get access to scripts for feedback?


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    Quote Originally Posted by seansshack View Post
    When do readers/reviews get access to scripts for feedback?
    Have at them!

    http://www.dvxfest.com/scriptfest/


    MONSTERFEST : 4th Place - Sustained Excellence Award - WESTFEST: 3rd Place - THRILLFEST: 3rd Place


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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac_Brody View Post
    Don't start your feedback out with "Your script sucks."
    Well darn. Now what are we supposed do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex whitmer View Post
    Well darn. Now what are we supposed do?

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    I am hoping that was sarcastic. See, this is like a big family here. Everyone is nice and friendly, but most of all, we are careful with our critique.


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    I had a pro once tell me that the first ten pages of my first script gave him, and I quote..."a f*ckin' headache."

    That was the last line of a full paragraph of grabassery that was his review. I was humbled. lol.

    Not a good review technique.


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    Kind of sounds like my reviews for Ned's Three N's...LOL of course I am gonna keep writing and honing my skills until I realize my full potential. Or realize I don't have any at all either way this is the best place for either...
    Pauly





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    Can I enter this?? How do I enter??

    Thanks


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    The script I submitted to the WesternFest was the first EVER script I have written.
    I am a 59yearold housewife from Scotland who enjoys writing short stories as a hobby.
    The feedback I have recieved fom Forum members has not only been specific and helpful, it has been so uplifting.
    Not once have I felt put down or demoralised by 'tech' experts / other forum members. Advice is given / recieved in good spirit.
    I've had a wonderful time... roll on next ScriptFest!


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