Cleff is going nuts again. This time she’s going into a crazy frenzy! Script Frenzy, that is! You guys must be wondering what in the name of hell I’m talking about. Well…for those who have known me for quite some time would probably know that I’m a woman of passion. There’s fiery fire in my vein and I constantly thirst for adventure and challenges. I also probably have mush for brain and a hopeless romantic at heart despite of my awkward and unladylike writings.
I’m also woman with passion for writing, and I would never say no to a challenge related to writing. And so, it would only be appropriate if I take on the Script Frenzy Challenge 2009.
Some of you here might not be familiar with Script Frenzy. Well, allow me to introduce it to you, ladies and gentlemen.
Script Frenzy is an international writing event in which participants take on the challenge of writing 100 pages of scripted material in the month of April. 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 100 pages is victorious and awe-inspiring and will receive a handsome 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 loseâ€”except that nagging feeling that there’s a script inside you that may never get out. So…guys, who are going frenzy with me this year? Aww, come on, join me!
Here’s the infos:
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 youâ€™ll be disappointed if you missed out on the adventure. Because you need to make time for you.
How: Sign up. Tell everyone that you are in the Frenzy. Clear your calendar. Start some wrist exercises. Have fun!
The rules mumbo jumbo:
- 1) 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.
- 2) You may write individually or with a partner. Writing teams will have a 100-page total goal for their co-written script or scripts.
- 3) 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.
- 4) 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.
- 5) You must, at some point, have ridiculous amounts of fun.
Still unclear? Check their our Frequently Asked Questions. No idea on how to write a script? There’s full guideline on how to write a script on http://www.scriptfrenzy.org.
For those who are in need of writing software formatter for scipt or screenplays, I personally would recommend Final Draft. It’s easy to use, just like other word processors like Open Office as well as MsWords. I bought Final Draft a couple of years ago, and I find it very convenient where script formatting is concern. However, Final Draft is not a free open source software. If you’re looking for something free and easy to use, you can try Cinergy. It’s great for beginner, and it’s completely free. Cinergy was my very first script writing software. I used it when i first started script writing back in 2006, and I’d say, it’s as up to par as Final Draft. You guys can give it a shot if you want.
I have no idea how I can accomplish writing a 100 pages script by the end of April this year as I’m all caked with my work bullshit. But then again, I’ve accomplished the impossible last November by singlehandedly writing a novel with at least 50,000 words in a month for the NaNoWriMo challenge. *grinz* Wish me luck in the frenzy, guys. Feel feel to go frenzy too.
Cleffairy: I must have been born a natural masochist! 😛 Who’s in for the challenge, by the way? Join me in Script Frenzy. Your script might end up a blockbuster for all you know! *grinz* 8)