Z is for Zenxara

April 30, 2012

The Script Frenzy A-Z challenge so far…

Hi everybody. For the last day of my Script Frenzy A-Z I’d like to share a spotlight interview with a fellow A-Zer and Script Frenzier, Steph, who goes by Zenxara on Script Frenzy and Twitter. Zenxara reached 100 pages of her script on April the 16th, (Wow!)

How many years have you been doing Script Frenzy?
This is actually my first year doing Script Frenzy, I entered last year but couldn’t make it because of school work, but now that I graduated I have all the time in the world.

How did you first find out about it?
I first heard of Script Frenzy when I was doing NaNoWriMo in 2010. I was looking at what else OLL did besides NaNO and found Script Frenzy.

What’s your favorite thing about the script that you’re writing this year?
My script is about a magic bond and trust. My favorite thing that I love to write about right now is the HighLands, which is where the elves are. HighLands is the most magical place there is in my story. I love to write about the Elves.

What’s the hardest thing about participating in Script Frenzy?
There isn’t anything that I find hard really, it’s much easier then NaNoWriMo, but what I find really sad is that there is no one in my region that is doing the challenge so I’m writing alone.

Why should my blog followers join the Frenzy next year?
I went to a workshop once and they say that a script version of your novel is a great outline, because you have a description of the world or characters, you know who is talking and you can get the character’s voice. You can have the action and see them act. It’s much easier to write in script form then novel form and you can use it as an outline later! That’s what I’m doing.

Thanks, Steph, and congratulations on your successes this April!

Shortfic: Only the Elves know for sure.

February 18, 2011

This was another contest entry in the SDMB holiday short fic contest. I blogged about the contest when it was starting, and shared another entry with you a few weeks ago, so here’s the Christmas 2010 story.

I’d love to hear what you think if you give it a read.


Eddie looked around the playground field. Most of the kids had gathered into two crowds, with a lot of children, like Eddie himself, scattered in between them.

“Of course Santa Claus exists,” Holly Scott declared from the center of the group to Eddie’s right, her blonde hair bouncing slightly as she nodded. “You have to believe in somebody like Santa Claus. Or else what’s the world coming to?”

“He’s not real,” Jason Berlin countered, and the other cynics gathered around him cheered slightly. “It’s all a made-up fake. The presents are all paid for by your parents, and the malls hire guys to play dress-up as Santa Claus. Nobody really flys around on a sleigh in the middle of the night delivering toys. Deal with it.”

There was more to the debate, and several of the undecided eventually picked a side, but Eddie still wasn’t sure what to believe in by the time Recess was over. So he walked home from school by himself and ended up telling the whole thing to his mother.

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