Why I Love Script Frenzy

3. Like Napoleon Dynamite, I’m always on the lookout for new skills. Script writing is a skill, it’s damned hard, and I take my hat off to anyone who’s mastered it.

2. I’ve learned the art of OUTLINING. It’s something I’ve always hated doing in the past, but is an absolute necessity in this kind of writing. Not only did I enjoy doing it this time around, I’m actually itching to outline the next novel that’s bouncing around in my gut. Go figure.

1. This thread right here on the Script Frenzy forum. Funny as hell. I think the guy should totally go for it. I mean, wouldn’t YOU love to see an army riding moose into battle? I know I would.

"Is this the part where you let go?" *

I’m in the middle of outlining the screenplay version of Waiting For Spring for Script Frenzy. There are many reasons you shouldn’t adapt your own novel for the screen, number one being the inablilty to let go of unnecessary subplots. I don’t think I’ll have any problem with the 100 page requirement.

Can you say “Mini Series”? I knew you could.

*Great song, by the way.

Hubris + insanity = screenplay

From the makers of NaNoWriMo comes Script Frenzy!

Instead of writing 50,000 words of a new novel in a month, the goal is to write 100 pages of a screenplay. I’ve decided to throw my pen into the ring this year in order to bang out a movie adaptation of Waiting for Spring. *

Hubris: because I don’t even have literary representation for the book, let alone any immediate prospects for publication. The idea that I’ll ever need a screenplay is probably pretty remote, and that I’d be asked to write it even remote-er.

Insanity: because I’ve never written a screenplay before.

Sounds like fun to me!

*Speaking of shameless plugs, I’ve got a new website up and running. Still an embryo, but it’s a huge step forward. Much thanks to webmaster Tom Griffin. Check it out if you’ve got a sec.