In a great essay about DIY scriptwriting, writers Mark Slutsky and Jim Munroe unveiled the Slutsky-Munroe Method–a funny and effective approach to team scriptwriting.
Check it out: “A quota was set up (total pages needed / days allotted=pages per day). One types while the other paces, reading over the shoulder and laughing or simply saying “nice” as merited. Incessantly type in dialogue that has the characters saying smutty and absurdly incongruous things: it’s easily deleted, inspires new tangents, and occasionally even kept. If you’re not sure what happens next, say ‘Imagine if…’ and ‘How about…’ and ‘What do you think…’ back and forth to each other until you find something that sends you back to the keyboard in a rush.”
To help all the aspiring screenwriters, comic book writers, and playwrights participating in the Script Frenzy writing marathon, we will feature a new script writing tool or tip every day this month. Read all the advice at this link.