That's a wrap on cartridgesave.co.uk's the Alties! Thank you to everyone that submitted an entry.

The judges have deliberated and the winners are...

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  INSPIRATION  

TOP TIPS & INSPIRATION FROM OUR JUDGES

IF YOU'VE BEEN INSPIRED BY OUR WINNING ENTRIES AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A GO AT

WRITING YOUR OWN ALTERNATE ENDING, HERE ARE SOME TOP TIPS FROM OUR JUDGES

REFRESH YOURSELF

Watch the movie you've chosen again before you start to write. This is vital to refreshing the plot, characters and setting in your mind.

BRAINSTORMING

Have a rough idea of where you're headed. If you've got the seed of an idea work it through to an approximate ending, even if you don't know the ultimate final line.

PLANNING

Plan it out. Writing down plot 'bubbles' or milestones along the way in your story is a good idea, allowing you to flesh out the plot and dialogue in between these larger events.

TO THE POINT

Keep it tight. You have a word count to keep within, so edit yourself as you write, don't use 50 words where 5 would do and never let your story drag.

THE HOOK

Fantastic first line. Grab the reader from the very start with something dramatic, whether it's a piece of dialogue, an event or disaster - the possibilities are endless. Just hook us from the first words.

PLOT TWISTS

Plenty of twists. Every Hollywood writer knows the power of the unexpected twist - so have a few of your own up your sleeve, ready to pull out ie. when no one's expecting it!

THE PAY OFF

Big finish. Make it exciting, poignant, uplifting, just don't let it fizzle out.

CHECK & DOUBLE CHECK

Get a second opinion. Show your work to someone else when you're done - first to copy check it for spelling and grammar and second, to give you vital feedback on your story. A fresh set of eyes will very often point out something you hadn't considered.