25 May, 2006

The 14 Day Screenplay


"Welcome to the 14 Day Screenplay, the NaNoWriMo for screenwriters.

In the 14 Day Screenplay we challenge you to write a feature length screenplay (90-120 pages) in just 14 days. It may sound crazy but that is less than 7-9 pages a day, each day for the 14 days. With a little preparation it should take less than two hours a day. Most people can find bits of time through the day, and what’s getting up early for a fortnight if you have a screenplay written at the end?

This is a competition, however there are no prizes. You are competing with yourself and the grand prize is the satisfaction of knowing you too can write a script. The point is simply this - finish a screenplay!

It doesn’t matter if your script is no good. If it’s your first then odds are it won’t be, however consider it a first draft. Consider it proving to yourself that you can writer a script and use your new found confidence to continue writing. After all, a lousy first draft is better than no draft at all."




7 comments:

Dom Carver said...

Optimistic Reader threw down the gauntlet and we've risen to the challenge.

You were late on that one, Robin, which is unusual for you.

*Dom takes hold of Robin by the collar and slaps him around the face several times*

DOM: Wake up, damn it!

http://lightandshadeblog.blogspot.com/

Robin Kelly said...

Yes, it does seem to be a good opportunity. I'm going to give it a go as well.

And hey, regarding my speed, remember the tale of the tortoise and the hare... Actually that tale's completely irrelevent.

Optimistic_Reader said...

Actually, Lee Thompson had a link to the challenge on his page a while back and it was only recently I has a look and decided to go for it. So credit is due to Lee for his swiftness.

What's your project going to be Robin? I'm going to try a rom-com.

Optimistic_Reader said...

Oops, sorry should have obliged with a link to Lee's page. Here it is:

http://www.leethomson.blogspot.com/

Matt Courtney said...

Glad to hear you guys are joining in. It should be a lot of fun.

Cheers,
Anthony

Robin Kelly said...

Ops

The rom-com is probably my favourite genre and I suppose it's about time I tried writing one. They're a bit scary though.

Another "When Harry Met Sally" is probably way beyond me but another "Prime" is easily in my reach.

Optimistic_Reader said...

Think you should go for it with the rom-com Robin. Don't think I can reach the standard of When Harry Met Sally either, but going to give it a go anyway and see how it turns out.