Thursday, March 2, 2017

Zero Draft Thirty 2017 Spring Challenge: Day 1

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity.

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 1.

Write an entire draft of a script in March — FADE IN. FADE OUT. Or any sort of creative goal you have in front of you.

Feature length movie screenplay. Original TV pilot. Rewrite a current project. Break a story in prep. Generate a month’s worth of story concepts.

Whatever you feel will ratchet your creative ambitions into overdrive…


To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Bretton Zinger — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

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Today’s Writing Quote

“When I get bogged down I say ‘No attachment to outcome.’ Don’t worry about what’s going to happen to this. Just write the next word.”

— Anna Hamilton Phelan (Mask, Gorillas in the Mist)

Today’s Inspirational Video

It’s a Zero Draft Thirty tradition, beginning and ending each Challenge with a few words of wisdom from our Spirit Guide Shia Labeouf. Here is a rough transcription of his message: “JUST DO IT!!!”

Today’s Loos Award winner: Anna Blackmon.

That’s the spirit of the Zero Draft: Today. Pound out pages. That’s all you focus on. Just today’s pages. Then…

Come back tomorrow.

In honor of this inspirational Facebook post, today’s recipient of the esteemed Loos Award is Anna Blackmon!

For background on Anita Loos, go here.

For your chance to win the Loos Award, one given away each day during the Challenge, post something inspiring, here on the blog, via Twitter, or the Facebook group.

Congratulations, Anna!

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scampers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…



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