Oh, my bad, some of you are unfamiliar with Script Frenzy. Okay, here’s the scoop: much like NaNoWriMo and the 3-Day Novel Writing Contest, Script Frenzy is a writing marathon, one that takes place during the month of April and focuses on screenwriting. Well, it used to anyway; now any scripted material (including stage plays and graphic novels) is allowed.
The goal: to write 100 pages in 30 days.
And like the aforementioned marathons, there are no official prizes for reaching the goal other than the satisfaction of having a complete screenplay. That works for me. And unlike the aforementioned marathons, which summarily kicked my ass, I am confident I can hammer out 100 pages of screenplay in 30 days.
I’ve got an idea in mind already, a script I’m tentatively calling The Husband. But don’t worry, I’ll tell you more about it in another post. Ha!
Want to know more about Script Frenzy? Contest details and rules are below.
- Who: You and everyone you know. No experience required.
- What: 100 pages of original scripted material in 30 days. (Screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, and graphic novels are all welcome.)
- When: April 1 – 30. Every year. Mark your calendars.
- Where: Online and in person (if you want!). Hang out in the forums, join your fellow participants at write-ins, and make friends by adding writing buddies online.
- Why: Because you have a story to tell. Because you want a creative challenge. Because you’ll be disappointed if you miss out on the adventure. Because you need to make time for you.
- How: Sign up at ScriptFrenzy.org. Tell everyone that you are in the Frenzy. Clear your calendar. (US participants: Get your taxes done now!) Start some wrist exercises. Have fun!
The 5 Basic Rules of Script Frenzy
- To be crowned an official Script Frenzy winner, you must write a script (or multiple scripts) of at least 100 total pages and verify this tally on ScriptFrenzy.org.
- You may write individually or with a partner. Writing teams will have a 100-page total goal for their co-written script or scripts.
- Script writing may begin no earlier than 12:00:01 AM on April 1 and must cease no later than 11:59:59 PM on April 30, local time.
- You may write screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, comic book and graphic novel scripts, adaptations of novels, or any other type of script your heart desires.
- You must, at some point, have ridiculous amounts of fun.
Ridiculous fun shall indeed be had. You ready? I know I am. #OLETSDOIT.