I’d heard about Script Frenzy but I’d usually hear about it after it was all over and the dust had settled. So it was nice to get a heads up this time around.
Am I doing it? I’m thinking about it. But not necessarily because someday I want to walk up on the stage at the Oscars and pick up my gold statuette for winning Best Screenplay.
Although, that would be nice. Oh yeah, very nice! 😉
I have gone on ahead and signed up at the Script Frenzy website, but I’m still debating as whether or not to participate this year.
I do remember reading an article sometime back that suggested writing a novel first as a screenplay. The reason that appeals to me is because I tend to write my first drafts like screenplays anyway. My drafts tend to be very skimpy on interior monologue, description and all those elements that distinguish novels from screenplays.
And I have read a number of books on screenplay writing as a way of learning about dramatic structure so I do have the knowledge of screenplay writing if nothing else. Just actually haven’t written one yet.
And, on top of that, it might be fun to boot! 🙂
I do have an idea for a novel that I think would make an interesting screenplay. But once I was done with it, I’d more than likely turn it into a novel as originally planned.
Oh, and it doesn’t have to be a screenplay. It can be a stage play, a short film, a graphic novel, a teleplay. You just have to write 100 pages in 30 days. Which comes out to 3.3 pages a day!
So, if you’re interested run, don’t walk (as time is flying before the start) and sign up. Oh, and if you already have an account at NaNoWriMo you don’t have to register for Script Frenzy. Just sign in under your NaNoWriMo account info.
See you at the movies! And who knows? Maybe someone out there might just write a script this April that will give them a chance to not only thank the Academy and a horde of other people before getting cut off by the orchestra (or some woman who jumps in and steals your Oscar thunder!) but also get a chance to flirt with Gerard Butler on the Red Carpet. Yum!
You go Gabourey Sidibe! If I had seen Gerard Butler in the flesh and in a tuxedo I probably wouldn’t have said out loud what Gabourey said but, good golly Miss Molly, I sure would have been thinking it! 😀