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Write a Script in a Month


OK, I'm serious. I think I'm going to do this. I think I am really going to take the Script Frenzy Challenge.

Here is what it is, from their website, scriptfrenzy.org.

Script Frenzy is an international writing event in which participants attempt the creatively daring feat of writing an original, full-length screenplay—or stage play—in a single month. Spurred by a wild deadline and buoyed by a community of countless other writers, Script Frenzy participants can't be bothered with self-doubt—or editing. They're too busy writing by the seat of their pants, typing out beautiful, flawed stories that no one else could have dreamt up.

As part of a donation-funded nonprofit, Script Frenzy charges no fee to participate; there are also no valuable prizes awarded or "best" scripts singled out. Every writer who completes the goal of 20,000 words is victorious and awe-inspiring and will get a Script Frenzy Winner's Certificate and web icon proclaiming this fact. Even those who fall short of the word goal will be applauded for making a heroic attempt. Really, you have nothing to lose—except that nagging feeling that there's a script inside you that may never get out.



Why would I do this? Well, mainly because I have a story I want to tell. I have been thinking of making it into a book, but the idea of churning it into a stageplay actually makes a lot of sense to me. At worst, it will make me write. It might even serve as a jumping off place for a novel. At best, it will turn into a decent stageplay. What have I got to lose? Except time and energy. And self confidence. Hmmm.....


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