The Script Frenzy A-Z challenge so far…
Well, in this last week of the A-Z challenge, I’m going to be spotlighting some Script Frenzy writers and their projects. Yes, this was my clever strategy to find topics for the letters of the alphabet that I couldn’t think of anything else to cover. Feel free to swoon with envy.
So, today, I’m happy to shine the spotlight on uberskittlez, and her script Cirque, which she describes in her profile as: Water for Elephants meets a post-apocalyptic dictatorship. (Earlier this month, the working title was ‘Utopia’ – an extra bit of U appeal, but I guess uberskittlez didn’t stay with that title for long.) “Held captive in the questioning facility of a ruthless dictator in a post-war future, Tristian Roe tells the story of his time with the legendary rebel group ‘Cirque’ in exchange for his freedom.”
How many years have you been doing Script Frenzy?
This is only my second year doing Script Frenzy. I’ve been wanting to write a script for forever, and last year I decided to do it.
How did you first find out about it?
I first found it through NaNoWriMo, like most people.
What’s your favorite thing about the script that you’re writing this year?
That’s probably the fact that it’s not something that I’d normally finish. It was a half-finished idea that I found in one of my old word documents, and I said to myself, ‘I’m going to finish this’. And so I am.
What’s the hardest thing about participating in Script Frenzy?
Probably staying motivated. You reach points in your script when you’re like, “this is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen. This dialouge is clunky. This scene description is way too detailed. NO ONE SAYS THAT IN REAL LIFE.” So the toughest part is working through it and coming to the realization that you’re allowed to suck.
Why should my blog followers join the Frenzy next year?
I would definitely suggest trying it at least once. You never know, it could be your passion. After my first Script Frenzy, I decided that I loved it. Your blog followers may feel that way, as well. It’s definitely worth an attempt. Even if you want to be a rebel and write a novel, it’s nice to have writers and the forums backing you up.
And if you want to find out more, you can visit uberskittlez’ blog at http://herebefaries.wordpress.com/ or check out her Script Frenzy profile here.
“Water for Elephants meets a post-apocalyptic dictatorship”
that is fabulous! (reminds me of the movie The Player)
I’ve never tried to write a screenplay–I’m still learning how to write novels.
The description of that script sounds awesome, and I love the title Cirque. Maybe I’ll be a rebel next year, and join script frenzy to write a novel 🙂 November always has too much going on.
That’s an awesome script, and I agree with you, every writer should try to write a script at least once. There’s so much to learn from it.