announced Tuesday that an aspiring Colorado novelist is the
winner of an online script-writing contest for its
sapphic soap, The L Word.
launched February 3, invited online fans of the show to
write, read, rate, and discuss short scenes based on a
"scene mission" provided by writers of the show. Fans
submitted scenes, the online community voted, and at
the end of each week the most popular scene was added
to the script in process. The process repeated for seven
weeks until the entire script was completed. Showtime now
has the option of producing the finished script.
Jan Naugle, a
practicing naturopath from Colorado Springs, was selected
as grand-prize winner as part of a random drawing of the
seven weekly winners.
The contest was
partially sponsored by Fan Lib, a software and services
system that creates online experiences such
as Showtime's writing contest. (The