Thursday, March 08, 2012

Friday Forays in Fiction: Script Frenzy

Script Frenzy

Less than a month until Script Frenzy starts.  I've been debating with myself whether I would participate this year.  Everything is so topsy-turvey  and if I'm going to write I'd rather write on my stories.  But I think I would eventually feel like I was missing out on something if I don't.  I don't stress Script Frenzy in the same way I do NaNoWriMo.  I've always approached it as an exercise for learning a new aspect of my craft--storytelling.  I have participated the last three years and have yet to accumulate more than twenty odd pages but I came away feeling I had learned a lot each time.

I had expected to be back at home before it was time to start preparing for Script Frenzy.  Each year except my first in 2009 I've spent most of March preparing--choosing the story, studying the formatting rules, practicing with Celtix, reading library books on script writing, reading scripts.  And pretty much that just continued into April.  I learned today that my trip home has been postponed yet again. For possibly two weeks and for sure at least one.  So my vague notion of waiting until I got back home to even start thinking about it no long serves.  I need to decide if I'm going to and if so which story and whether to send for more library books.

My first year in 2009, I didn't start from scratch with a new story but was adapting one of my short stories.  I just might go that same route this year.  Or multiple stories if I finish one and am still under 100 pages.  That would take the least amount of prep work which works better for while I'm still at Mom's and have so many other commitments.

The story I worked with in 2009 was Of Cats and Claws and Curiosities.  So that leaves these four completed stories to choose from:  

How Does Your Garden Grow?  part 1 part 2
Running in Circles   part 1 part 2
Blow Me a Candy Kiss   part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4; part 5;
Making Rag Doll Babies and Million Dollar Maybes  Part One ~ Part Two ~ Part Three ~Part Four ~ Part FivePart Six Part Seven ~ Part Eight ~ Part Nine ~Part Ten ~ Part Eleven

The last one features many of the same characters as Of Cats and Claws and is probably long enough to get me all the way to 100 pages assuming I make it that far.  But it would probably take all three of the others and even then may not be enough.

The links are to the 'snippets' I posted for Friday Snippets several years ago.  The stories are complete though.  You can find the links to Of Cats and the many incomplete stories on the post I've dubbed my Fruits of the Spirit Storyworld Portal

Which of the above stories would you like to see as a film?

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