The Write Now Challenge: A New Beginning

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The Write Now Challenge

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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Write Now Challenge Webcast: A New Beginning! In this challenge - using the Breakdown Webcast: The First 10 Pages as a guide - you were asked to write (or rewrite) the opening of a feature or pilot using an technique you have not yet tried before. We had over 20 submissions and this super-sized webcast went a full 2 hours! During that time we read entries from members that were Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, and much more! Full Bio »

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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Write Now Challenge  Webcast: A New Beginning!  In this challenge - using the Breakdown Webcast: The First 10 Pages as a guide - you were asked to write (or rewrite) the opening of a feature or pilot using an technique you have not yet tried before. 

We had over 20 submissions and this super-sized webcast went a full 2 hours! During that time we read entries from members that were Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, and much more! 

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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Write Now Challenge Webcast: A New Beginning! In this challenge - using the Breakdown Webcast: The First 10 Pages as a guide - you were asked to write (or rewrite) the opening of a feature or pilot using an technique you have not yet tried before.

We had over 20 submissions and this super-sized webcast went a full 2 hours! During that time we read entries from members that were Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, and much more!

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