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Mernit on what not to spec

November 18th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

“True to form, my two seminars at the Creative Screenwriting Expo in downtown L.A. this past weekend accentuated the positive. In both ‘Writing the Marketable Romantic Comedy’ and ‘Writing Funny Love: Comedy Craft for the Contemporary Rom-Com,’ I talked about many ways in which screenwriters could and should improve their romantic comedies, emphasizing a myriad constructive approaches to making decent ideas better and good scripts great.

“So I suppose it only makes sense that in my Q & A’s at each seminar’s end, the same question got the most interested response. ‘What,’ scribes wanted to know, ‘is the one thing we shouldn’t be writing? Are there any kinds of romantic comedy spec scripts that are bound to fail in the current market?’

“Herewith I’ll share with you briefly what I told the Expo audients….”

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