June 28, 2009
Round Six - Deadline Week
After giving our contestants a lot of rope last week, the rules were flipped around on them this time around: they had hours, rather than days, to produce this week's entry. This week's format, courtesy of judge and injury guru Will Carroll:
Now that it's just five of you, it's time for Deadline Week. Imagine that you're bleary eyed, just waking up, but that your editor has emailed and said "I need a piece for tomorrow!" (Oh wait, that just happened!) You can't just say no (Believe me, I've tried.) The only thing to do is buckle down and do your best work in the time you have available.
I was planning on taking a question from last week's intro article comments, but I actually didn't see one. If you've got a question for the Idol staff, leave it below. If you've got a comment that's really outstanding, we'll take that too.
The ability to work on a tight deadline is one of the most important traits of a successful working writer. Were our contestants able to deal with the compressed timeline of Prospectus Idol: Deadline Week? Let's have a look. Click here to visit the Prospectus Idol page.