Short Story Reading of THE ATTACK by Mark Renshaw

Performed by Val Cole

 Get to know the writer:

What is your short story about?

It’s about a guy experiencing a severe panic attack. From his perspective, he views these incidents more like battles, as if he’s being assailed by an invisible force. Using this viewpoint helps him to focus through the pain and fight back.

What genres would you say this short story is in?

Drama.

How would you describe this story in two words?

Grief, recovery.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I’m a sucker for the original Star Wars trilogy.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

My favourite song changes as time goes by. One of the ones I keep going back to though is Dream On by Aerosmith.

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

One of the few books I’ve read numerous times is Legend by David Gemmell.

What motivated you to write this story?

At the time, I was trying to cope with the loss of my mother and I was experiencing anxiety and panic attacks for the first time in my life. Writing this was quite cathartic.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Isaac Asimov. He’s my literary hero.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love turning my work into produced films. I’ve produced two of my own stories so far and I’m in post-production of a third. It’s amazing to see what I’ve written given life on the screen.

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

I entered a Doctor Who TV script into the Fanfiction Festival a couple of years ago, and it won a table read. It was wonderful to see the script performed by real actors so I decided to try something similar with one of my short stories.


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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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Novel Transcript: The Assignment by Georgi Ivanov Nenchev

Performed by Val Cole

Get to know the writer:

What is your novel about?

This is about how a simple man, a doctor, not heroic at all, brutally forced by all around him, turns into a real avenger and bringer of justice.

What genres would you say this novel is in?

Action-Nemesis.

How would you describe this story in two words?

Strength and Honor.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Kozure Okami – Lone wolf and the Cub. And Hawaii 5-0.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

“Links 2-3-4” of Rammstein.

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

“Dune” of Frank Herbert.

What motivated you to write this story?

My work in Emergency, meetings with Death and some series of History channel.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Maybe I would like to have a dinner with Buddha and Jesus.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Martial arts and my work as anesthetist.

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

I would like as many people as possible to read this book and to see it filmed by
good director.

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

Write! Don`t stop trying anything!

 


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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

TV CONTESTSUBMIT your Short Screenplay or TV SPEC Script
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SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your Short Screenplay or FEATURE Script
FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Get your script performed
SCREENPLAY CONTESTFIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY CONTEST
Submit the first stages of your film and get full feedback!

Novel Transcript: RYAN GORDON’S SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH THE UNIVERSE (Chapter 1) by Art Blum

Performed by Val Cole

Get to know the writer:

What is your novel about?

“Ryan Gordon’s Special Connection with the Universe” is a 230 page YA novel. It’s a paranormal thriller similar in tone to TV shows “Under the Dome” or “Beyond.”

RYAN GORDON’S SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH THE UNIVERSE is the story of a 14-year-old boy, who after coming in contact with an extraterrestrial being on his computer, learns the hard way, that he and his girlfriend can survive only if they find a
long-ago buried treasure to fund their escape from the town before UFO task force agents get them.

What genres would you say this novel is in?

Paranormal Thriller.

How would you describe this story in two words?

Childhood’s end.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The Godfather (parts 1&2)

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Working Class Hero by John Lennon

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Confederacy of Dunces

What motivated you to write this story?

I pictured a better world than what we have now.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

My mother. She died 16 years ago.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Movies, long walks, like my job (hospital), reading, taking classes

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

Curiosity. Wanted to see if it’d get a good reaction, or not.

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

Writing should be therapy.

 


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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

TV CONTESTSUBMIT your Short Screenplay or TV SPEC Script
Voted #1 TV Contest in North America.
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your Short Screenplay or FEATURE Script
FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Get your script performed
SCREENPLAY CONTESTFIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY CONTEST
Submit the first stages of your film and get full feedback!

February 2017 Novel & Short Story Winners

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

Watch the February 2017 Winning Novel & Short Story Performance Readings. All stories read and performed by professional actors:

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – MEI MENG: THE LOST PANDA
February 2017 Reading
Written by Andrew Fisk

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – SIMULATION
February 2017 Reading
Written by Ami Blackwelder

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – VERONICA’S PAPERS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Anthony Colin Wright

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – FORTUNATE SON
February 2017 Reading
Written by Daniel T. Pawlowski

ACTORSHORT STORY – POST MORTEM REBELLION
February 2017 Reading
Written by Jax Lemon

ACTORSHORT STORY – THE POET
February 2017 Reading
Written by Stephen Karnaghan

ACTORSHORT STORY – SEEDY HOTEL SEX
February 2017 Reading
Written by R. James Turley

ACTORSHORT STORY – ON THE HILL
February 2017 Reading
Written by Kenya Abney

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Novel: DARKNESS DREAMS, by Melissa R. Mendelson

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Written by: Melissa R. Mendelson

Type: Novel

Genre: Suspense/Mystery

Logline: She awoke like it was just another summer’s day at her grandparents’ house. Then, she remembered that this house had been sold and her grandparents were dead.

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Novel Pitch: GHOST ORCHID, by D.K. Christi

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ACTORTitle: GHOST ORCHID

Written by: D. K. Christi

Type: Novel

Genre: Mystery

Logline: Is love eternal? Neev and her mentor, Roger, seek the perfect photo subject in the perfect light and find heart-wrenching answers under the aura of the rare and endangered ghost orchid in the Everglades. Two parallel love stories twist and turn the hearts of readers.

D. K. Christi, M.Ed., CWDP
Consultant, Speaker, Author & Journalist
Member, Authors Guild & Naples Press Club
http://members.authorsguild.net/dkchristi/
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Ghost Orchid book trailer by Darryl Saffer

Ghost Orchid purchase

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Novel Pitch: GHOST ORCHID, by D.K. Christi

Submit your story logline and showcase it on this network. Or, submit to get your story made into a Video Pitch

ACTORTitle: GHOST ORCHID

Written by: D. K. Christi

Type: Novel

Genre: Mystery

Logline: Is love eternal? Neev and her mentor, Roger, seek the perfect photo subject in the perfect light and find heart-wrenching answers under the aura of the rare and endangered ghost orchid in the Everglades. Two parallel love stories twist and turn the hearts of readers.

D. K. Christi, M.Ed., CWDP
Consultant, Speaker, Author & Journalist
Member, Authors Guild & Naples Press Club
http://members.authorsguild.net/dkchristi/
Spotlight Magazines
AXS
Ghost Orchid book trailer by Darryl Saffer

Ghost Orchid purchase

Interested in this logline, please email us at loglines@storypitches.com and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to https://storypitches.com/.

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