Audiobooks Writing the Romantic Comedy Author Billy Mernit –

Writing the Romantic Comedy From the slapstick shenanigans of Hepburn and Grant in Bringing Up Baby to the sexy repartee of Shakespeare in Love, romantic comedies have delighted filmgoers and challenged screenwriters since Hollywood s Golden Age Whether you re a first time screenwriter, or an intermediate marooned in the rewriting process, this thoroughly charming and insightful guide to the basics of crafting a winning script will take you step by step from cute meet all the way to joyous defeat You ll learn the screenwriting secrets behind some of the funniest scenes ever written how to create characters and dialogue that set the sparks flying why some bedroom scenes sizzle and others fall flat and muchWriting the Romantic Comedy features case studies drawn from beloved romantic comedies such as When Harry Met Sally, Annie Hall, Tootsie, and The Lady Eve, as well as field tested writing exercises guaranteed to short circuit potential mistakes and ensure inspiration

About the Author: Billy Mernit

BILLY MERNIT wrote his first book at age five a 33 page illustrated fable entitled The Wee Little Cat, available in one extremely limited edition.In his late teens he began his writing career as a composer lyricist whose songs were recorded by Carly Simon and Judy Collins, among others During his many years in the entertainment industry, he s written for television NBC s legendary Santa Barbara and worked as both screenwriter and script consultant.Known as the guru of rom com for his best selling screenwriting textbook, Writing the Romantic Comedy Harper Collins and his popular blog Living the Romantic Comedy, Billy teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers Program, and is a frequent guest speaker at writing conferences around the country.Imagine Me and You A Novel Random House Shaye Areheart Books is his first published work of literary mainstream fiction.

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