April 2, 2009 Jill

Writing can be hard, especially in the absence of a deadline or a pay check, so it’s great to have some supports to help power you through those spec drafts.  Enter Script Frenzy.

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.

Here are a few of the deets:

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 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. (US participants: Get your taxes done now!) Start some wrist exercises. Have fun!

You’ve already missed a day so get over there and check it out.

Thanks to Robbo for the heads up about this.

Comments (2)

  1. J

    I love this idea. But also fear the pressure of actually having to write instead of…oh, say, eat yogurt with a fork while pondering my empty wallet.

  2. admin

    That’s the whole point, no? To pressure yourself into writing between forkfuls?

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