JOSS WHEDON: I find that when you read a script, or rewrite something, or look...– http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1109313,00.html#ixzz2RXrXd8TI (via neil-gaiman)
Screnzy is dead?
It’s not dead exactly. Script Frenzy is just now an option in Camp NaNoWriMo (which has been moved to April). To participate, just sign into Camp NaNoWriMo with your Script Frenzy login info, create your project with “Script” as the genre and adjust your word count accordingly. There are many of us using Camp as a replacement Screnzy so you’re in good company. You can...
Question for the readers of Screnzy Pages
Now that Script Frenzy has been cancelled, I was thinking of changing the name of this blog. I want to still keep it running with script writing type tidbits but open it up beyond just the Screnzy crowd. But I won’t do it unless you, the readers, want it. So let me know what you think. What would you like to see from this blog going forward?
NaNoWriMo Writing Marathon coming April 13th
wordscount: Anyone can participate, even if you aren’t signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo. Mark your calendars! You’re about to run a marathon. No, not the kind with numbers pinned to your chest and complicated training plans and that creepy goo that runners eat. It’s the first ever NaNoWriMo Writing Marathon (goo optional, caffeine recommended): a chance for you to lace up your metaphorical...
ghostinthecostume asked: Hi. =) My name is Juliana. I was hoping to participate in Script Frenzy for the first time this year, but I found out that it was being shut down. In one of your posts (although it was a long time ago), you mentioned running a new forum for it. I would be willing to help.
Here's the goodbye letter I sent to my Script...
My fellow Screnzians, By now most of you will have heard the news but for those that haven’t: Script Frenzy has been cancelled. While my personal feelings on this are a mixture of sadness and anger at how this went down, I wanted to reach out to all of you one final time to thank you and share some good news for our script writing ambitions in a post Screnzy world.FYI the Script Frenzy site...
Screenwriting Tip #1097
screenwritingtips: Think across media boundaries. If your current project isn’t working as a feature, maybe it’s supposed to be a TV series or comic instead?
WHEN COMPANIES DEDICATED TO PRODUCING "NEW WORKS"...
What it's like waiting for your critique partner...
THE PROCESS OF WRITING THE FIRST DRAFT:
whatshouldwecallplaywrights: At first I’m all: But then I get an idea: Then I do ALL THE WRITING: And I finish the draft, and I’m like: ….But then I realize…I have to do another draft…
WHEN I FIND YOU TUBE VIDEOS OF MY MONOLOGUES...
whatshouldwecallplaywrights: Playwrights will enjoy this amusing GIF based blog that’s a take off of the popular What Should We Call Me site.
When you give someone your script to read, don’t tell them how you think they...– Screenwriting Tips
Joss Whedon's Top 10 Writing Rules →
daimyodesign: Joss Whedon is most famous for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its spin-off Angel and the short-lived but much-loved Firefly series. But the writer and director has also worked unseen as a script doctor on movies ranging from Speed to Toy Story. Here, he shares his tips on the art of screenwriting. 1. FINISH IT Actually finishing it is what I’m gonna put in as step one. You...
Script Frenzy is dead. Long live Script Frenzy.
For those asking/wondering: No, I will not shut down this blog. I’ll still post stuff about script writing whenever I can. No, I don’t see this as the real end of Script Frenzy and… Yes, I will still be doing it and posting articles about it every year Yes, I am going to try to set up some kind of site or message board to keep the Screnzy going, details to follow If...
BREAKING NEWS: OLL cancels Script Frenzy, sister...
Here’s the official announcement on this: Dear Scriptwriters, One thing that has made us proud over the years is how many people can call themselves scriptwriters because of Script Frenzy. Since 2007, the year Script Frenzy began, you and 85,000 other total participants have taken on the audacious challenge of writing a 100-page script—churning out nearly 1.4 million pages of original...
The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar
You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different. Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite. Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that,...
Thinking of signing up for Camp NaNoWriMo? Already... →
Because there’s only a few hours left to enter this contest, we’re changed the rules! We’ll give out 3 prize packs no matter how many people enter! Your chances of winning are insanely high so go enter… screnzypages: Contest: Win 5 bound print copies of your book or script just for signing up for Camp NaNoWriMo I’m hosting a contest at the link above for anyone who...
Didn't Finish the Script Frenzy Challenge? It's...
lettersandlight: In middle school, I had a science teacher who, if you didn’t turn in your homework for the day, would make you stand up in front of the whole class and give a reason why. Of course, science was never my strong point, so, at least once a week, I would have to stand and explain where my homework was. Now that I think about it, maybe this was my first brush with creating...
Script Frenzy end-of-event stats: Hot off the...
lettersandlight: The sixth year of the Frenzy had a combined total of 20,284 Frenzy adult and Young Writers Program scriptwriters who wrote 356,622 pages from all around the world. We had eleven fantastic Cameo writers, who shared tips about everything from adapting a feature script into a TV show to rewriting and selling a script. I loved reviewing the Frenzy stats so much that I thought I’d...
Thinking of signing up for Camp NaNoWriMo? Already... →
Contest: Win 5 bound print copies of your book or script just for signing up for Camp NaNoWriMo I’m hosting a contest at the link above for anyone who signs up for Camp NaNoWriMo. You don’t even have to win, you just need to go to the Camp NaNoWriMo site and login with either your NaNoWriMo or Script Frenzy login info and then post your camper profile on the post linked above. Anyone,...
Firehouse Theatre New Play Competition →
Firehouse Theatre New Play Competition is offered for previously unpublished full-length scripts. First place receives $1,000; second place receives $500. Deadline: June 30. Details here.
Five things you should know before you start...
wordscount: Editing. Maybe you envision some proofreading, correcting a few typos, and trimming a few sections. But until you’ve actually edited an entire book or script you don’t really know quite what you’re in for. Here’s five things you should really know about editing before you begin. Keep reading…
Screnzy Excuse Party
Reblog and finish this thought: I totally would have won Script Frenzy this year if it wasn’t for… This is a no judgement thread. Let it out, man. Us other… not quite winners are here to listen.
Seven Tips for Getting Your Play Published →
Not sure what to do with your newly written stage play? This is a great article with simple, clear tips on what to do next in the path to publication.
Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest
Looking for something to do with that script you wrote for Script Frenzy? This contest is free to enter and the deadline is a month away, giving you plenty of time for editing. To encourage the development of quality theatrical materials for the educational, community and children’s theatre markets, Pioneer Drama Service is proud to sponsor the annual Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting...
Script Frenzy ends tonight! What to do if you... →
To everyone who has already crossed the finish line by writing the 100th page on their scripts, I offer a hearty congratulations! But if your page count is still a little bit less than 100 pages, you shouldn’t feel left out. There are still many hours left in the contest, plenty of time to add some more pages to your count. But even if you are at page 1, you definitely don’t want to quit today,...
If you tell the reader that Bull Beezley is a brutal-faced, loose-lipped bully,...– Fred East
Your Friendly Neighborhood Script Frenzy-Hero
The following blog post is by ME (aka Hillary from Screnzy Pages) lettersandlight: Hillary, Script Frenzy ML for New Jersey here. OLL asked me to stop by and talk a little about why my area is so much cooler than… er… I mean, to talk about some of the things we’ve been doing here in the Garden State to keep the Screnzy magic alive throughout the whole month. Script Frenzy is such a newer...
I DID IT!
idontwanttofitin: Time To Party! (join the party everyone, if you already finished or are about to finish or even if you tried because I think anyone that even tries is a winner!)
caramella-barlow asked: What if I'm handwriting the script? How do I validate then?
Script Frenzy Meltdown: WINNER! →
what-am-i-writting: Script Count: 100+ Mood: UWRHKAEW HELL YEA Isn’t that the truth. As of today, April 27th, 12:20am I have officially crossed the 100 page line, hence fourth ending that awkward moment and turning it into sheer VICTORY!!! The month has been hard, I’m not going to lie. There had been several times where I just sat there, starring at my screen being like “What the shit...
Don’t leave your hero alone very long. Have at least two characters on stage...– Samuel Mines
Tips for Script Frenzy Winner verification →
If you are new to Screnzy, you may not realize that verifying yourself as a winner isn’t as simple as just changing your word count to over 100 pages in the little update window. While your bar will change colors automatically when you pass 100 words, you won’t get the official winner goodies and the little winner status bar until you go through the verification process. How to verify your Script...
It’s like making a movie: All sorts of accidental things will happen after...– —Kurt Vonnegut, November 1985