Directors Writers Draft

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  1. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

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    We're drafting movies, bands, and dream guys/gals, so why not authors?

    This draft will go 10 rounds, and like the other drafts will follow an alternating 1-16, 16-1 order. Fiction, non-fiction, comic book/strip writers, poets, playwrights, journalists... any type of writer is fair game. If you want to draft the guy who writes all those intensely irritating "Can you hear me now?" commercials, go right ahead.

    However, I've decided that screenwriters and songwriters/lyricists are not allowed. I think it would make it too close to the movie and music drafts, and open up the field too wide. If they have a published body of work separate from their movie/music career, then they're okay. TV writers are okay.


    Participants:

    ChuckDeLa
    Kurt Vonnegut
    Ray Bradbury
    J.D. Salinger
    John Irving
    Roald Dahl
    Lewis Carroll
    James Thurber
    Italo Calvino
    Bill Watterson
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Eric Eickhorst
    Vladimir Nabokov
    Alexandre Dumas
    George Orwell
    John Milton
    Victor Hugo
    Dave Barry
    Anthony Burgess
    Hunter S. Thompson
    Ken Kesey
    Dante Alighieri


    George Kaplan
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Charles Dickens
    Agatha Christie
    L. Frank Baum
    Al Franken
    Neil Simon
    Rod Serling
    Roger Ebert
    Gary Larson
    Jesus Christ

    ErikG
    Stephen King
    Louis L'Amour
    Stan Lee
    Robert Jordan
    Mark Twain
    Frank Herbert
    Clive Barker
    Alan Dean Foster
    Mary Higgins Clark
    Charles M. Schulz


    Jan H
    William Shakespeare
    William Faulkner
    Philip Roth
    Don DeLillo
    Larry McMurtry
    W.B. Yeats
    Edgar Allan Poe
    Nathanael West
    John Kennedy Toole
    Flannery O'Connor


    John Dhein
    Jules Verne
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Hans Christian Andersen
    Lawrence Block
    Homer
    Raymond Chandler
    John D. MacDonald
    Ann Rule
    Thomas Jefferson
    Terence Dickinson

    Brian Lawrence
    Joyce Carol Oates
    Robert A. Heinlein
    Thomas Hardy
    Robert R. McCammon
    D.H. Lawrence
    Anne Tyler
    Peter Straub
    Truman Capote
    Ed Gorman
    Dan Simmons


    Angelo.M
    Albert Camus
    Ernest Hemingway
    Jorge Luis Borges
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    Anton Chekhov
    Dashiell Hammett
    Salman Rushdie
    Robert Frost
    Samuel Beckett
    Sylvia Plath

    SteveGon
    Haruki Murakami
    H.P. Lovecraft
    Kazuo Ishiguro
    Larry Niven
    Joseph Conrad
    Andrea Barrett
    Stephen Jay Gould
    Charles Frazier
    Cormac McCarthy
    Sherman Alexie


    Justin Doring
    James Joyce
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    T. S. Eliot
    Herman Melville
    Oscar Wilde
    David Mamet
    Willa Cather
    Henry James
    William Carlos Williams
    Edwin Arlington Robinson

    Vickie_M
    Douglas Adams
    Arthur C. Clarke
    Carl Hiaasen
    Terry Pratchett
    Neil Gaiman
    John Le Carre
    William Styron
    William Wharton
    Norman Spinrad
    Cordwainer Smith


    Walter Kittel
    Isaac Asimov
    Harlan Ellison
    William Gibson
    Stephen R. Donaldson
    Douglas R. Hofstadter
    Michael Ondaatje
    Paul Davies
    Rudy Rucker
    Gene Wolfe
    Gary Trudeau

    Gabe D
    Ira Levin
    Richard Matheson
    Chuck Palahniuk
    Tennessee Williams
    Jack Handey
    Michael Crichton
    Gregory McDonald
    Max Cannon
    Bret Easton Ellis
    Nicholas Pileggi


    George_W_K
    J. Michael Strazcynski
    Dean R. Koontz
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Clive Cussler
    Gene Roddenberry
    Ian Fleming
    John Grisham
    Tom Clancy
    L. Ron Hubbard
    Theodore Giesel (Dr. Seuss)

    Elizabeth S
    Ed McBain
    Donald E. Westlake
    William Goldman
    Irwin Shaw
    Robert Ludlum
    Frederick Forsythe
    Edna Buchanan
    Eric Van Lustbader
    Richard Price
    Trevanian

    Chris_Richard
    John Steinbeck
    Ayn Rand
    Philip K. Dick
    Franz Kafka
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Milan Kundera
    Dorothy Parker
    Michael Chabon
    Carl Sagan
    Margaret Atwood
     
  2. Eric_E

    Eric_E Supporting Actor

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    I'll join [​IMG]
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'm in too
     
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    I'm in!
     
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    Oh, heck. Why not? I'm in.
     
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  8. ChuckDeLa

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    We only need one more for 8, but I'm not sure if we can get 16. We'll see.
     
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    Angelo.M Producer

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    I'm in.
     
  10. ChuckDeLa

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    I'll leave it open for a while to see if we can get another 8.

    For those of you who have peeked in here and decided NOT to join in, can I ask why not? Is there something about the draft that could change to make it more palatable? More restrictions, less restrictions? Fewer rounds, more rounds?
     
  11. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Okay, I had to give it some thought, but I'm in. [​IMG]
     
  12. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

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    Okay! C'mon, we gotta have 7 more readers on this forum!
     
  13. Justin Doring

    Justin Doring Screenwriter

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    I'm in! I can read! [​IMG]
     
  14. Vickie_M

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    I'll try, though I'm sure everybody else will take all my picks and I will cry a lot. [​IMG]
     
  15. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    I'll give it try, although I don't read nearly as much these days.


    - Walter.
     
  16. ChuckDeLa

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    4 more people needed! We can proceed with 12 if we have to, and just do 3-way matchups at some point. But I'd prefer 16.

     
  17. Gabe D

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    Okay, I'll play.
     
  18. ChuckDeLa

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    Only three spots remain! Lew? Rain? Jen? Richard? Alex? Andy? Justin S? Scott? John Thomas? Rob? Ric? Anyone?
     
  19. ChuckDeLa

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    Dome? Brook? Evan? Bill? Elizabeth?

    The "dream girls" draft generated 30 participants in under 24 hours. Sigh. Maybe I should change the thread title to "Writers With Large Breasts Draft".

    Well, let's get started and hopefully we'll pick up 3 more before round 1 ends. If not, we'll just have to do some goofy brackets when voting time comes up.

    My first pick is:

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    Kurt Vonnegut


    I've read everything he's written (except God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian) and loved all of it. My favorites: Slapstick, The Sirens of Titan, Cat's Cradle.



    Eric is up next!
     
  20. ChuckDeLa

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    Yo, Eric!
     

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