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A Share on Facebook button below both plot machines allows users to share the humor of the resulting plot.
 
A Share on Facebook button below both plot machines allows users to share the humor of the resulting plot.
  
Even though the Script Frenzy
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SEPTEMBER 2014 UPDATE
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Even though the Script Frenzy site is now part of history (although available through the Wayback Machine, if you get creative), we were able to pull the data out of the page, and the Plot Machine lives again! Both the Script Frenzy and Script Frenzy YWP plot machine plots in the excel document below, as well as the dares from the current NaNoWriMo YWP page. To get new plots, all you have to do is recalculate any of the values, usually by clicking recalculate sheet, or hitting enter when you're in any of the random number boxes. Hope you enjoy!
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[[File:Plot_Machine.xlsx]]
 
[[File:Plot_Machine.xlsx]]
  

Revision as of 21:24, 17 September 2014

An example Plot Machine idea from the main Script Frenzy site

The plot machine is a feature of the Script Frenzy website. It is located at the upper left hand side (formerly upper right) of the site. The machine includes three parts: an inciting incident, a character, and a plot, and it comes preloaded with an automatically generated story when the main page loads. If the user doesn't like the plot presented upon loading the page, they may click the "Go" button for a different story, which reloads the machine without reloading the entire page. The plot machine has been a figurehead of the Script Frenzy homepage since the beginning of the event to help answer the question, "What will people write about?"

The plot machine also exists on the Script Frenzy Young Writers Program homepage, but at the lower right side. The story elements are more youth-friendly in that plot machine.

A Share on Facebook button below both plot machines allows users to share the humor of the resulting plot.

SEPTEMBER 2014 UPDATE Even though the Script Frenzy site is now part of history (although available through the Wayback Machine, if you get creative), we were able to pull the data out of the page, and the Plot Machine lives again! Both the Script Frenzy and Script Frenzy YWP plot machine plots in the excel document below, as well as the dares from the current NaNoWriMo YWP page. To get new plots, all you have to do is recalculate any of the values, usually by clicking recalculate sheet, or hitting enter when you're in any of the random number boxes. Hope you enjoy!

File:Plot Machine.xlsx

Example stories

  • In a world where mustaches are illegal, a traveling shoe salesman swims across the Pacific Ocean.
  • After consuming a powerful laxative, a ruthless gold digger fights to take down corporate America.
  • In a world ruled by children, a flock of radioactive parrots hijacks a bus with a stowaway on board.
  • After shrinking to 1/4 of normal size, a hamster with impulse-control problems attempts to rewrite Finnish history.

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