The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Maybe I'll get a film done someday …

Via Spring, I see that National Novel Writing Month has a new sibling: Script Frenzy, writing a screenplay in a month.

Now, traditionally, a screenplay is measured in pages, with each page approximately translating to a minute of screen time, but in this, they're counting words—20,000 to be exact. However, they scanned a bunch of screenplays and found the average length was 20,000 words, so that's the target.

Sounds intriguing.

I guess it's time to check out The Nine Act Film Structure among other screenplay structures, and dust off the ol' Quick and Dirty B-Movie Plot Generator (which gives more plots than the one found on the Script Frenzy home page).

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