I say we Frenzy!

So I decided that I liked graphic novels/comic books enough to try to write one. I also decided to do it with a few other thousand people worldwide – about 7,000 other people to be more specific. This wasn’t my idea, but the idea of Chris Baty, who originally started this process with the National Novel Writing Month (or the nanowrimo). where people write 50,000 word novels in 30 days.The ScriptFrenzy is a challenge to write 100pages of script in 30 days (move, tv, comic bool, graphic novel, play, etc).This should be simple right? I think it can’t be that hard, and that is why I’m challenging you to join me. That’s right, we are a day or so in but it’s not too late.

Here are the 5 Basic Rules of Script Frenzy:

1) To be crowned an official Script Frenzy winner, you must write a script (or multiple scripts) of at least 100 total pages and verify this tally on ScriptFrenzy.org.

2) You may write individually or in teams of two. Writer teams will have a 100-page total goal for their co-written script or scripts.

3) Script writing may begin no earlier than 12:00:01 AM on April 1 and must cease no later than 11:59:59 PM on April 30, local time.

4) You may write screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, comic book and graphic novel scripts, adaptations of novels, or any other type of script your heart desires.

5) You must, at some point, have ridiculous amounts of fun.

I say we frenzy! Meet me @ www.scriptfrenzy.org.

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2 Responses to “I say we Frenzy!”

  1. rapunxelle says:

    To be honest the whole “plot” thing is being a bit illusive, but I have faith I’ll figure something out. Essentially writing a comic script is like that of a play, with the exception of having to detail what is happening in each panel. It looks sort of like this:

    Page One, Panel One:
    -Setting: Dark Alley, Foggy night, New York City, lone male figure walking
    -Narrator Text: It had been a long time since I was home, yet here I was.

    Page One, Panel Two:
    -Setting: Rundown Townhouse Exterior, back of lone male figure looking at door
    Narrator Text: If my mother hadn’t gotten sick, I don’t know if I ever would have come back.

    Page One, Panel Three:
    -Setting: same as panel two
    -No Text

    Page One, Panel Four:
    -Setting: Townhouse Exterior, man knocking
    Text: Man: “Ma! Ma! You in there Ma?”

    Page One, Panel Five:
    Same as panel three

    Page One, Panel Six:
    Setting: same as panel five, except light on in the window
    Text: Ma: “Johnny? Johnny is that really you?”

    See, now while that was pure drivel, it really only took me a couple of minutes. You know you want to write a comic book. Everyone’s doing it.

  2. Adam says:

    Script frenzy? What is this script going to be about? I, unfortunately, have no idea what a graphic novel looks like, or how it would be formatted. So I’ll probably have to sit this one out.