Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I like to have a project to work on from time to time which is nothing to do with ordinary life. I've finished NaNoWriMo three times, written and recorded an album for FAWM, and even applied the same zero-quality-rush-job approach to writing a prototype of the computer game I thought of in about 1990 and never got around to doing anything with.

So, for my next trick, I'm taking part in the inaugural ScriptFrenzy: a challenge which involves writing a film script (of 20,000 words) in a month. It runs in June and it comes from the same lunatic who created NaNoWriMo (and inspired FAWM). However unlike those, it allows you to enter as a team of two. So, to add to the fun, I'm hoping to co-write a film script with someone else - someone who will have different ideas about what the film is about, where it should go, and no doubt how important spelling and grammar are and what constitutes zero quality. And to make it more fun, rather than trying to persuade people I know to write with me, I'm hoping I'll be able to find someone who I've never met (and will never meet) and who lives thousands of miles away. Isn't the internet great?

So maybe if I'm not too busy planning and writing the script (or doing all those other things like work, family and church with which I fill my life) then I'll post on here how I'm getting on.

I have already found a writing partner (although I've not heard from her for a few days - that's how it goes when you only ever "meet" someone on-line). In fact I've met several other people looking for a writing partner too. Clearly I'm not the only mad one out there. Now we need to come up with a plot ...