DNA Short Story Reading by Yvonne Randle

Watch the July 2016 Winning Short Screenplay Reading. 

Story performed by actor Val Cole

DNA by Yvonne Randle

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your 1pg Short Story about?

My story is about how people closest to us betray us and alter our lives, but God takes even those valley experiences and brings life from them.

2. What genres would you say this short story is in?

Non-Fiction

3. How would you describe this story in two words?

Life Lesson

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

The Passion

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

One week

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

No

7. What motivated you to write this story?

It’s my son’s true life story.

8. What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Jim Cavezal

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

Successful Marriage

10. What influenced you to enter the 1pg. Short Story contest?

To portray the pain we inflict on others

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

You have a story to tell. Someone needs the knowledge you have.

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Count William, Short Story Reading by Tegon Maus

Watch the Winning 1pg. Short Story. Performed by Danielle Nicole

Watch COUNT WILLIAM:

Get to know writer Tegon Maus:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your 1pg Short Story about? 

Tegon Maus: Perceptions…. People already have their minds made up about almost everything. You can give them 3 words and they will jump ahead because they think they know where the story is going… I like to make sure they don’t !!

MT: What genres would you say this short story is in? 

TM: Humor

MT: How would you describe this story in two words?  

TM: Pleasantly unexpected

MT: What movie have you seen the most in your life? 

TM: It would be a toss-up between ID4 / Twister or 5th Element I have seen them all at least 9 times !

MT: How long have you been working on this story?  

TM: A weekend

MT: Do you have an all-time favorite novel? 

TM: Any of the Lensmen Series by E.E. Doc Smith

MT: What motivated you to write this story? 

TM: It was a Vampire story contest

MT: What artist would you love to have dinner with? 

TM: Jackson Pollock… I had read that in 1952 Jackson drank a six-pack of Coors beer and then filled the cans with different color paint… he then hung them with string over a blank canvas… poked a hole in the bottom of each with an ice pick and beat them wildly with a stick while listening to rock and roll ! The result is his now famous painting called Convergence that he sold to the Chicago Museum of Art for $68,000. Now that is a dinner conversation I would like to have !!

MT: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about? 

TM: I write, paint, sculpt, garden, wood work, and love to take naps !

MT: What influenced you to enter the 1pg. Short Story contest?  

Always looking for new readers.
 
MT: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?   

Only one ! Write whatever you want… not what’s popular. Just what YOU want to read… let everyone else follow you. Not the other way around.

April 2015 Novel Winners

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

Watch the April 2015 Winning Novel Performance Readings. All novels read by professional actors:

SCREENPLAY1st Chapter: LOOKING INTO THE SUN
April 2015 Reading
Written by Todd Tavolazzi

SCREENPLAY1st Chapter: THE DECISION
April 2015 Reading
Written by C.P. Munro

August 2015 Novel Winners

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

Watch the August 2015 Winning Novel Performance Readings. All novels read by professional actors:

SCREENPLAYChapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
August 2015 Reading
by Nancy Arant Williams
SCREENPLAYChapter 3 Novel: WINGS OF HOPE
August 2015 Reading
by Hillary Hoffman
SCREENPLAYChapter 1 Novel: TO FLY AGAIN
August 2015 Reading
by Rachelle Hasnas
SCREENPLAYChapter 2 Novel: EDGE: EAST WIND IN PARADISE
August 2015 Reading
by Carl Jackson
SCREENPLAYShort Story: PERNOD
August 2015 Reading
by Lionel Walfish