How to Craft a Screenplay That Will Sell
'There's Something About Mary' and 'Runaway Bride' are among a recent slew of movies that demonstrate the enduring box-office appeal of the romantic comedy. This easy-to-understand guide teaches potential screenwriters that making it work is about much more than mastering the boy-gets-loses-gets-girl formula. It shows how all the best romantic comedies follow a seven-point plot structure and share elements that keep us watching and keep us surprised, even though we know what happens at the end.
Using examples from the classic 'Bringing Up Baby' to the recent 'Notting Hill', this fun and fascinating guide features exercises that will make a polished screenwriter out of any novice willing to take the time.