Every November, there’s an online event called National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Hundreds of thousands of people commit to writing a novel in a single month, starting with 0 words and ending with at least 50,000 by November 30. You don’t “win” anything, per se–just the joy that you completed a novel. It’s basically a great excuse to write that novel you’ve always wanted to write (which, coincidentally, is what Blank Slate Press is all about).
While considering NaNoWriMo this past fall, I learned about something called Script Frenzy. It’s essentially the same as NaNoWriMo, but it’s in April, and it’s for scripts. Namely, movie screenplays.
This really piqued my interest. I’ve talked about writing a screenplay for a long time. And I’m not talking some hoighty-toighty epic literary screenplay. I want to write a romantic comedy (rom com, for those in the biz). You can see how much I think about this genre in my dissertation on the movie Definitely, Maybe. I care passionately about rom coms, and I think I could write a pretty solid one. Maybe a great one.
I’m toying around with some ideas that I’ve come up with over the years, and I’d like your help. Do any of these sound interesting to you? There’s a poll at the bottom that allows you to select more than one screenplay idea. I haven’t fully developed any of these, so I’m just giving you the snapshots I have so far. Some of these actually seem pretty cliche as I write them up!