Monday, April 03, 2006

Finding the Romance (Part 2)

Okay, so I've taken steps toward rediscovering (or resurrecting) my romantic side in order to give more dimension to my sterile characters. The goal here is not to become a writer of Rom Coms but to write a Rom Com in order to create better characters. Clear as molasses? I've read through my screenwriting books, ordered Billy Mernit's book, gotten some good Rom Com viewing recommendations, and am taking notes on couples in malls, parks, sporting events, restaurants and movies. On that note, I know I'm not particularly romantic, but who makes out in the middle of Ice Age 2? Geez!!

Anyway, I still haven't tried Uberpossum's suggestions but it's only because I haven't had a private moment. I really don't want the kids to see me dolling up and singing "Love Will Keep Us Together" to my computer monitor. Oh, the things we do for our craft!

5 comments:

oneslackmartian said...

That could nudge you into the lead for Scribosphere nuttiness, Toni.

Cap'n

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Nutty? I did NOT say Muskrat Love.

Grubber said...

You go girl, just make sure your webcam is definitely off :)
cheers
Dave

The Moviequill said...

she has a webcam too?.... oh my

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Webcam off. Okay, important safety tip. Thanks.