Do I Have A Romantic Screenplay In Me?

February 11, 2012 at 8:43 am

Do I Have A Romantic Screenplay In Me? | Screenwriting Blog

VALENTINE’S DAY

I’ve always believed that if you love someone, it should be an everyday thing.  But I kicking it up to another level on February 14th doesn’t hurt either.  Cue Taylor Swift…

Yes, Taylor Swift was just mentioned on this blog.

My girlfriend is a big fan and this song just, worked when I heard it.

It got me thinking about all the screenplays I’ve written and while several had romantic elements, I had never tackled a full tilt romance.  Why not?  I’m in love.  I have opinions and thoughts on the matter right?  Why haven’t I written a romance yet?

Truthfully, the genre scares the hell out of me.  How do you set yourself a part from so many wonderful stories of love, friendship, passion and beauty.  It has to be unique in a world full of romance and countless films depicting the mountains and valleys of love.

I’ve been thinking about how to create an original romantic tale that I would be proud to write and honestly, I think I have.  The idea came to me as a direct result of this video even though the idea really has no connection to Taylor Swift’s song at all.  That didn’t stop the tune from inspiring a new screenplay.

Currently, the project is in a fairly long line of screenplays I want to write but I’m starting to get pretty excited about the idea of writing about love.  It’s a theme I’ve never fully explored on the page.

But each and every day, I think about the special person in my life and how unbelievably lucky I am to have her.

And suddenly, the romantic genre doesn’t seem so scary at all.