Romance is a popular genre, but it’s often handled quite badly. Relationships that would be unhealthy - even abusive - are frequently treated as normal, even desirable. So, here’s a list to help you avoid some common pitfalls.
Make sure the characters have…
A collection of quotations, inspirations, and encouragements.
Joss Whedon (via azestforlife)
|Sally:||He just met her... She's supposed to be his transitional person, she's not supposed to be the ONE. All this time I thought he didn't want to get married. But, the truth is, he didn't want to marry me. He didn't love me.|
|Harry:||If you could take him back now, would you?|
|Sally:||No. But why didn't he want to marry me? What's the matter with me?|
|Sally:||I'm too structured, I'm completely closed off.|
|Harry:||But in a good way.|
|Sally:||No, no, no, I drove him away. AND, I'm gonna be forty.|
|Harry:||In eight years.|
|Sally:||But it's there. It's just sitting there, like some big dead end. And it's not the same for men. Charlie Chaplin had kids when he was 73.|
|Harry:||Yeah, but he was too old to pick them up.|
How to write a scene (via How To Write a Scene: A Step-By-Step Infographic - GalleyCat)
This should come in handy with screenwriting finals… :P
Charles Bukowski (via raspberrying)