Jun 26, 2012 One thing that has made us proud over the years is how many people can call themselves scriptwriters because of Script Frenzy. Since 2007, the year Script Frenzy began, 85,000 total participants have taken on the audacious challenge of writing a 100-page script—churning out nearly 1.4 million pages of original plays, TV shows, movies, and graphic novels. While those numbers are impressive, we’ve struggled in other ways to put on Script Frenzy. Script Frenzy’s participant numbers haven’t grown along with our other writing programs’, and that has affected our ability to raise enough funds to put on the event because we rely on donations from participants to host them. Approximately 16,500 writers took part in Script Frenzy this year compared to the more than 350,000 writers who participated in NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNoWriMo, and the Young Writers Program. Script Frenzy Script Frenzy
The One-Minute Writer We're coming to the end of 2013, the first full year since Abbey and I took over TOMW, and it has been wonderful! What a great community we have here. As the old year comes to a close and a new year opens up, there will be a change here at the blog as well. I'm sad to announce that Abbey will be leaving TOMW to focus on her family life. She's been a wonderful admin and I'm grateful to have had an opportunity to work with her! The One-Minute Writer
Cuparius - Swearwords of Science Fiction and Fantasy AND Others
Flashbake: Free version-control for writers using git Flashbake: Free version-control for writers using git For the past couple weeks, I've been working with Thomas "cmdln" Gideon (host of the fabulously nerdy Command Line podcast) on a free software project for writers called "Flashbake" (which is to say, I described what I wanted and Thomas wrote the code). This is a set of Python scripts that check your hot files for changes every 15 minutes, and checks in any changed files to a local git repository. Git is a free "source control" program used by programmers to track changes to source-code, but it works equally well on any text file. If you write in a text-editor like I do, then Flashbake can keep track of your changes for you as you go.
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While I was working on the Deskop Edition I figured I'd spruce up the online edition as well. You'll notice nicer, more universally compatible widgets on the right side. And now the text below will preserve your line breaks so you don't have to go back later and clean it up. Write Or Die : Dr Wicked's Writing Lab Write Or Die : Dr Wicked's Writing Lab
About a little thing called 750words on 750 Words ★ What is this site about? I've long been inspired by an idea I first learned about in The Artist's Way called morning pages. Morning pages are three pages of writing done every day, typically encouraged to be in "long hand", typically done in the morning, that can be about anything and everything that comes into your head. It's about getting it all out of your head, and is not supposed to be edited or censored in any way. About a little thing called 750words on 750 Words
Dragon Writing Prompts Character flaws can come from traumatic events, a crummy childhood or cultural beliefs (family, community, religion). I stumbled across a good therapy-based resource of childhood-based damage that can be useful for character flaws. If you want to jump right in, it's pretty straightforward. If you want to dig deeper to connect the ideas to enrich your backstory, that needs some explanation. I'll try to organize the pieces so you need to read as little as possible to use it, but so it all fits together into an understandable whole :-) To find flaws for your character there are 2 sets of lists. Dragon Writing Prompts
Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers (Kennedy and Jerz) (Dennis G. Jerz, Seton Hill University) Jerz > Writing > Creative > By Kathy Kennedy and Dennis G. Jerz Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers (Kennedy and Jerz) (Dennis G. Jerz, Seton Hill University)
Sunday Scribblings Hello Scribblers, Thank you for 400 weeks of writing! When Laini and I started Sunday Scribblings in March of 2006, it was to encourage both of us to write. There weren't very many other writing prompt blogs at that time and we wanted to do something to inspire other people as well. Sunday Scribblings
editMinion Legend: Adverbs Weak Words Said Oft-Misspelled Homonym Preposition End Passive Cliché Welcome! EditMinion is a robotic copy editor to help you refine your writing by finding common mistakes. To get started, paste a chapter of writing into the box below and click Edit! Don't paste too much or the script will stop responding. EditMinion EditMinion
What to do after NaNoWriMo What to do after NaNoWriMo If you found a month madly dedicated to one project exhilarating amidst the exhaustion :-) there are more challenges throughout the year, some lasting a month, some a week, some 3 days, some 24 straight hours. :-) (The NaNoWriMo folks aren't affiliated with any of these except Script Frenzy.) From the I Wrote a Novel, Now What? page at the NaNoWriMo site which might have more challenges added throughout the year (plus a few free contests). (For readers in the future, if you've stumbled across this page during November, the link probably won't work. A fresh page will go up early December.) DecemberNaNoFiMo.org - National Novel Finishing Month (December).
Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer: How to Write Index