Tristan Rogers is giving a fans an opportunity to be a soap writer! How you ask? Tristan has posted on his website, the details of how his web-soap Reality Bytes features a soap within a soap “Beyond Reason”. Reality Bytes IS about the production of a soap. Here is what Rogers had to say about what he is looking for!
“While the real story is happening in Reality Bytes, Beyond Reason plays in the background. In the same way you would see any soap, if you walked into a production office. I am going to give you, that is YOU the audience a chance to write the show going on in the background. In other words I am going to have BR written by the fans who watch Reality Bytes. Confused? Don’t be because it is really quite simple. You, the fans are going to submit scenes that will be used to play on the show that will be seen on monitors throughout the main show which is Reality Bytes. These scenes may not be in focus and may only be referred to occasionally but they will be an important part of what we do. The story will not be a “story” in the sense of what the show is but we are going to have a general tracking for our own purposes.
Here are the rules. First you must be registered otherwise we have no way of contacting you should we decide to use your piece. You can submit scenes as often as you like. We may use these scenes in various ways throughout the show. You will get a credit for them. Payment is to be decided. Pornography is not allowed.
So what do you do to enter? A brief history of the characters will be released shortly both on my site and the Reality Bytes Web site. The current story arcs for the characters will be given. You and other fans submit the scenes to continue the story by posting in the story threads on my message board. Occasionally direction will be given in the form of spoilers to steer the direction of the show. What happens to these characters in the meantime? Well, that’s only limited by your imagination. The story entries should be made in scripted form and an example will be provided.”