Screenplay Update #3: The Write-In
Rose feeds me well. Very well, in fact.
A couple of weeks ago, Rose came over and we spent hours eating really nice cheese and working on our screenplays. In that one day, I made more progress than I’ve made in the time since. So, tonight we got together again, this time at Rose’s place. We ate delicious home-made chilli with cheese, sour cream and corn chips, and researched the film structure guidelines for romantic comedies.
Neither of us is actually writing a rom-com, but both of our films have certain rom-com tropes. I can’t really share anything about Rose’s story, but mine has a little bit of boy-meets-girl action. I still haven’t quite decided whether or not he gets her in the end, however. After all, happy endings can be very predictable. What I do know for sure about the film that I am writing is that it’s about friendship, and the importance of realising that you’re not alone in the world. Maybe I should say that I’m writing a friend-com, rather than a rom-com. Except that I would never say that because it sounds incredibly lame, and there are many films about friendship that use the same frameworks as romantic comedies – I Love You Man, for example.
Anyway, things are very much still in the planning stages. But, I am now ready to write up my story as a three to five page outline, to see how well the whole thing flows. I should probably start doing that now, in fact…