What’s this all about?
Write Club Challenge provides mini-challenges for screenwriters. It’s like one of those 48-hour filmmaker’s challenges, but you don’t have to make a whole movie. You just have to write it.
The site is run by screenwriters (and other film pros) for screenwriters. It’s a fun excuse to write something “on assignment,” to read and comment on fellow writers’ entries, and to participate in your community. It might generate interesting conversation around particular writing challenges or points of format. It may force you to try something new. Perhaps you’ve been stagnant and need a kick in the ass. In the end, maybe you shouldn’t. It’s really up to you. But we hope you do.
Our intention is to develop a dynamic writer’s community. We think motivation, challenge, and discussion help build that community.
What do you get? Bragging rights. Satisfaction. A sense of accomplishment. Feedback from the community. Discussion about the things you love. W00T! (Sometimes we offer something more. But that shouldn’t be your motivation… writing should be your motivation.)
Write Club Screenplay Challenge was inspired by John August and his website.
Although John is a busy busy man, he has provided amazing support and insight into the profession of screenwriting for many years. And he has, in the past, found time to offer his blog readers a “scene challenge” — where John sets up parameters and invites readers to post “entries”.
It was a super popular feature, and after entering — and finaling in — the Super Heroic challenge, I was inspired to emulate the events. I checked in with John, of course, and he gave his blessing.
Write Club is an appreciative homage to the spirit of John’s site.
Who can enter?
You must be a member of Write Club Challenge to submit an entry to a challenge.
Now we’re offering Popular Vote challenges, where your entries are voted on by visitors to the blog … high score wins. Don’t worry, we’ll still run Refereed challenges too, with industry pro judges.
We’ll let you know when there’s a new challenge afoot.
Who We Are
Chip Street is the founder and Editor here at Write Club Challenge. He’s also a sold and optioned indie screenwriter, story analyst, and essayist. His articles on writing and storytelling have been cited, referenced, or published by SimplyScripts, Script Magazine, the BlueCat Newsletter, IndieWire, JohnAugust.com, Bleeding Cool, ScriptTips, Scriptchat, MovieOutline.com, No Film School, and Wikipedia. More at ChipStreet.com.