Reading a lot of scripts is a good habit for all screenwriters to learn, but most of us don’t have time to read works by other writers. Understandably, there’s only so much time for reading scripts, when writers should be writing.
I’ll generally read a synopsis or a review on a particular screenplay, but rarely download scripts. However, if a script sounds really intriguing, I might take the time to give it a read. There’s obviously a downside to sharing your script on ‘public’ sites for feedback and comments. As releasing your work into the wild gives other writers free reign to your story and ideas that they could then rewrite as their own.
It’s always a good idea to register your work before posting it publicly, as any interested buyer/producer won’t care who’s seen it as long as the rights are still available. If you don’t already have representation or a manager, you should be doing everything you can to get your work out there.
The following short script is available for download:
Title: Hallows Eve
By: David Spies
Elise Walker and her family are unaware that their house was once the home of a girl that disappeared during their towns first Hallows Eve. As the town prepares for Halloween, their neighborhood will soon be haunted by a murderous presence. WGAw Reg: 1765035
Enjoy the story and keep writing!