Thursday, 25 March 2010

Script Frenzy

Hi there! I know I haven't posted in a while - my moving out of NI and back to France has taken most of my time. Now that I've pretty much settled down, I'd like to talk to you about the Script Frenzy.

The Script Frenzy is a sister event of the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which I posted about much earlier on this blog (read here). The lowdown is similar: you are challenged to write a 100-page script in 30 days.

The challenge starts on April 1st at midnight and ends on April 30th at 23:59. The script can be for anything that needs one : film, TV, radio, documentary, stage play, stand-up comedy and - of course - comics. And it can be about anything you want to write about - serious or funny, realistic or imaginary, etc, etc...

The Frenzy starts in around a week, so you will have time to sign up and figure out a story and - if you have never done that before - learn how to type a comic script. We have pretty much covered that in the CADI course at the Verbal Arts Centre but there are still some useful resources on the web. The websites of publishing houses like Marvel or Dark Horse have some help pages or templates and the SF site provides also help about how to format a comic script. The forums are here to help you too.

So, if you have a comic project you have been entertaining for a while, it's the right opportunity to get it started. As for me, I intend to adapt my novel Red Hot Moon - more exactly, start the script anew as a lot of things have changed in my head and the pages I've drawn for the course aren't right anymore.

If you want to take part and sign up, send me your username so I add you to my buddy list. I intend to write about my progress in my LiveJournal here.

The website :

On a different note: I drew a lot of stuff on the road (mostly character design) and hope to post them here soon :)

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