Let’s play a game

As a writer, we all know how good it feels to finish something. With that in mind, our twit-extraordinaire, Brian Spaeth, has hatched a fun, quick little game designed to get the writing juices flowing and give you that oh-so-gooey feeling of completion.

Here’s how Brian explains the game:

About a week (or so) ago, I stole a line of dialog off a TV show and ripped out a 1/2 page script that incorporated it. It was kind of fun and jump-started my writing process.

As you can see, there’s a great blog plug-in called Scrippets (developed in part by John August, no less) that will automatically install a screenplay format on your blog. This works with almost any platform.

So here’s what I’m thinking – I’ll Tweet out a line of dialog. Everyone composes something no longer than 1 page. We all post to our blogs and share.

Maybe somewhere there’s a winner of something or whatever. For now, I kinda want to see if it can get traction and let everyone get some quick writing done. Plus – and this is just me being curious – I see a lot of people talking about writing, but I rarely get to see any of your work – I’d like to!

Without reading 90-110 pages. 🙂

So, there it is. Also, since part of the fun will be reading how different all of your scenes will be, comment here with a link to your blog or hashtag #theofficela on Twitter, so we’ve got a hub for everyone to see everyone else’s work. (A great way to get some new eyeballs on your blog too.)

Line of dialogue is:

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Okay, you’ve got until Tue, Dec 7th at midnight to post. Let’s see what madness you guys come up with!

Click here for Brian’s post.

3 thoughts on “Let’s play a game

  1. youpenn says:

    Do you want the story to be complete in one page? or
    do u need just 1 page of a larger screenplay with the given line?


    • theOffice says:

      I think the best ones could exist on their own, without further explanation. On the other hand, a good cliffhanger is fun too. Up to you. Be as creative and “out of the box” as you’d like.


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