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Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 08:44 am Salutations and Questions
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Hi!  This is my first year of doing ScriptFrenzy.  I've been participating in NANOWRIMO for years now and thought it was time to expand.  I've been doing a lot of research into writing and formatting and think that I've got it pretty well under control.  (Plus, I have some nifty free software to help me.)

Any advice for a first time script writer?
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storywriter84:
Apr. 5th, 2009 @ 02:22 pm And so it begins
Current Mood: weirdweird
I was out of town for the first three days, but I think I'm almost caught up now. How much description is given in the stage direction elements? How much description of the characters is provided in the cast listing?
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lilith70:
Mar. 16th, 2009 @ 09:19 pm lost
Current Location: ohio
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: hasta la vista (camp rock soundtrack)
I am at lost about what to write about for SF this year. 2008 was my first year participating in NaNo and this will be my first year in SF. With NaNo, I had a plot line all worked out in my head, and I followed it relatively well. Now, however, I have no idea what to do for SF. I briefly considered turning my NaNo into a movie, but decided it would probably not work out too well.

How do you guys decide upon what to write about?
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Notebook
ecsluver:
Mar. 16th, 2009 @ 01:09 pm Putting it together
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
I'm curious. I know that Script Frenzy and NaNoWriMo are mostly "practice times" when we get our lazy butts in gear and prove that, yes, we can really write something against a deadline. It's done wonders for me, lemmetellya (I wrote a 100,000-word novel from Jan 14th to Feb 14th, and it was actually good). And I've heard of a lot of people trying to market their work when they're done.

How about you? Are you approaching Screnzy as a chance to get that great idea out and into the world for marketing? Or are you practicing, working against yourself as a personal challenge?

Or are you just goofin' around against a deadline?


A few months back, I decided to take all of my experience watching cheesy horror/monster movies and use it to write a script for Screnzy. The more I think about it, the more I'm torn between 1) writing what I want (and to hell with the marketability of the results) and 2) working hard to make it the funny, audience-friendly movie I think it could be.

(I mean, it couldn't be worse than Boy Eats Girl, could it...)
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lilith70:
Mar. 7th, 2009 @ 07:55 pm Script Frenzy 2009!
Who's in? What ideas do you have? How have you been?

I'm thinking of a musical myself.
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writing: plot ninjas
sushimustwrite:
Apr. 8th, 2008 @ 02:56 pm Anyone using the Celtx software?
If so, are you using the Index Card feature? What can you do with the index cards? And how can they help you organize your ideas and write your script?

All that the online Celtx Wiki says is that they're a tool for helping you write, but it doesn't explain how (and I have a dialup connection to my ISP, so watching the online help videos is hideously slow).

Also, don't know if this makes any difference or not, but I've decided to do a stageplay this year...
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Colors of me, Me
capriuni:
Apr. 6th, 2008 @ 07:39 pm Starting Over
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Well,

I'm 9 pages into a play that is going nowhere, and I'm already sick to death of it. I know I'd stand a much better chance of actually making it through the rest of the month if I just start over on a completely different play.

Um... how bad would it be if I just started over while keeping my 9 pages? I wrote them in the appropriate time frame. Hell, in the middle of of my nano I wrote "And meanwhile at hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry..." and had almost 100 words of fanfic. This isn't much worse, right?

Please tell me it's ok.... *sigh*

Well, other than hating the play I've started I'm doing fairly well. I just want to start over on something else.

Oh, and I'm writing a stage play, but I'm using Final Draft, which puts it in screenplay format. Is that a problem? I feel guilty because it's almost all dialog and I see it all margined down the middle of the page like that and the pages go by fairly fast, and I feel like I'm cheating.

I will say, getting my 4 pages in script format done is a lot less writing than my 1667 words a day for nano, so that's nice.

Anyway, nice to touch base.
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Oscar
darlingfreak:
Mar. 17th, 2008 @ 12:55 pm Script Frenzy 2008...
Current Location: work
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: LOST Season 1 Soundtrack.
So, anyone else doing Script Frenzy in 2 weeks?
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Bentley Crest
rkbwrites:
Jun. 25th, 2007 @ 10:41 am Yay!! :::Throws confetti:::
Congratulations, ami2024ever!

We can say we knew 'a when....
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Colors of me, Me
capriuni:
Jun. 25th, 2007 @ 08:25 am 5 more days to go...
Current Location: work
Current Mood: amusedamused

So, with 5 more days to go, how's everyone doing?

I reached the 10k mark, only 10k to go...

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Bentley Crest
rkbwrites: