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It’s a week into April which means that Script Frenzy 2012 has officially begun!

“But what is Script Frenzy?” you might ask.

Script Frenzy is an international writing event run by the amazing people at The Office of Letters and Light.  It challenges participants to write an entire script in 30 days, starting 12:00:01 AM on the 1st of April and finishing by 11:59:59 PM on the 30th of April.  It’s free to enter and everyone is welcome.

The Office of Letters and Light runs two Script Frenzy programs.  The main Script Frenzy is for anyone 13 years of age or older and the set goal for the month, is to write 100 scripted pages.  The second program is the Script Frenzy Young Writers Program (YWP), for anyone 17 or under.  In the YWP, participants are able to set an individual page count goal instead of the 100 pages required by the main Script Frenzy.

Script Frenzy is also great tool for procrastination.  You can use the fact that you need to write in order to meet your daily page count goal as an excuse to avoid all sorts of things.  But be warned that Script Frenzy is also very easy to procrastinate from.  You may often find that the times when you should be writing you find many other things to do, such as surf the internet or write blog posts.

However, if you do manage to make it to your goal by the end of the month, the feeling of success and achievement (not to mention bragging rights) is unbeatable.

From the Script Frenzy website:

Script Frenzy in a Nutshell

The Challenge 
Write 100 pages of original scripted material in the 30 days of April. (Screenplays, stage plays, web series, TV shows, short films, and graphic novels are all welcome.)
When 
April 1-30
Cost 
Free. We run on donations.
Who 
Everyone (worldwide) is welcome. No experience required.
Prizes 
Happiness. Creative juices. Pride. Laughter. Bragging rights. A brand-new script.
How  
Sign up! Tell everyone that you are in the Frenzy. Get ready to start writing on April 1.

Also check out this great Script Frenzy promo made by the students at Winthrop High School:

It’s not too late to start!

To sign up or find out more check out scriptfrenzy.org or for the Young Writers Program go to ywp.scriptfrenzy.org.

Elizabeth was interviewed about Script Frenzy on figment.com.  You can check out that interview here.

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With a new school year having just begun, I was reminded that there are even more ways to procrastinate . For example, counting down the days until you have finished (I only have 269 days left until I have finished forever), labeling all of your stationary, writing in due dates of assignments and exams into a planner or organizer, intending to be organized but knowing that regardless of your efforts you will still end up procrastinating and completing work at 3 in the morning the night before it’s due, or organizing your computer into say a Harry Potter theme so that no one else can navigate their way around. Even though you may intend to be organized and say to yourself “ok this is a new year, I will not procrastinate and I will get things done early” you know that about two weeks later that you will loose inspiration and retreat to your old procrastinating ways. Happy Procrastinating!


I recently discovered this website called “GoodReads”. Here I can rate the books I’ve read and then it gives me recommendations as to what other books I might enjoy. It’s a really good tool to keep track of the books you have already read and if you enjoyed them. So far I have logged 73 books but I can assure you that there are still plenty more to come.

If you, like myself, is an avid reader and can get lost in the pages of epic journeys then this is a great site. Go and take a look. It’s great for procrastinating too – enjoy adding all of your books

http://www.goodreads.com/


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See if yuor fdreins can raed tihs too.

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