April is the best month for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that my wife and I both have our birthdays. But beyond that, April is also Script Frenzy month. What is Script Frenzy you ask? I’ll let them do the talking.
“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 lose—except that nagging feeling that there’s a script inside you that may never get out.”
I’ve had that nagging feeling for awhile now. In fact I’ve made attempts at several scripts over the years, but none have gotten very far. But this year I’m determined to make it happen. This month, actually. I have no idea how it’s going to turn out, and I might be one of the people who falls short. But at least I’ll hopefully be well on my way to a good script that I can send out. I’ll post my progress throughout the month. It starts today, so I’m going to get going, and so should you. Here’s to the next 30 days and 100 pages!
p.s. You don’t need to buy any fancy screenwriting software in order to do this. I’m going to be using Scripped, which is a free online screenwriting tool.