I know what you're thinking: "Writers, as movie action heroes? Have you seen writers? Come on." But what if those writers were the men responsible for The War of the Worlds, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? And what if those works were transcriptions of their real-life adventures?
Reg Turnill created a well meaning short story contest with a juicy 1,000 pound prize to encourage young writers to celebrate the works of H.G. Wells. The problem was, when he insisted all entries be hand written and set in contemporary Kent, no one bothered to enter.