30 days. 100 pages. April. Are you in?Script Frenzy
was a sister program to The Office of Letters and Light
's National Novel Writing Month
, where the entire month of April was devoted to writing a script. You had thirty days, a hundred script pages, and a community to help you write straight through to the end.
Unlike NaNoWriMo, which is dedicated to fiction novel writing, Screnzy gave you the chance to write your script for any media. Your script could be for Movies
, TV Shows
, Stage Plays
, Radio Plays
, Graphic Novels
, or anything else that requires a script.
Script Frenzy lasted for five years, producing 1.4 million pages worth of scripts, but was ultimately discontinued in 2012 due to steadily declining participation and donations.
- Chandler's Law - "If all else fails, have a band of ninjas attack somebody" was humorous (but sage) advice for writers at a loss for material to further their script's page count, much like it is in Nano for wordcount.
- Constrained Writing
- Cosmetic Award - The first and foremost prize for completing Script Frenzy was ... the mere satisfaction of completing one's script. And a golden/red pagecount meter.
- It's For A Script - One of the few forums you could ask how to kill someone and not get a call from the police.
- Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught - Actually, much like in Nano, no one really cared if you did.
- Much like in Nano, you were supposed to start a new script on April 1st, but some people continued works in progress.
- Having a character sing along to a song on a radio, or recite from a play/novel/movie.
- Portmantitle - The nickname 'Screnzy'.
- Rule Number One - 100 pages, 30 days, any properly formatted script. Also, "have fun"
- Self-Imposed Challenge - As if writing 100 pages in 30 days wasn't enough of one already, some Screnziers set a personal goal of more, though this was much less common than at Nanowrimo.
- There Are No Rules - Any subject matter, any scripted media.
- In 2010, one participant wrote a 4th Ed D&D Campaign.
- Writing by the Seat of Your Pants - Like Nanowrimo: No Plot, No Problem.