I mentioned in a previous post that I was thinking about finishing up my screenwriting certificate from UCLA. I have to take 3 more courses and I'll be done. I saw that my favorite instructor is teaching this summer and had planned on taking her course.
My dilemma: it is a rom-com class and I have absolutely no idea what to write about. It isn't that I don't like rom-coms. Some of my favorite movies are rom-coms and I admire their cleverness. Being a romance writer I generally prefer movies that have some sort of romance (as long as it isn't forced in). But I have no flipping clue of an idea of what to do in this class. I know that Jacque can be very flexible in you coming in to one of her classes with just a basic idea, and outline, a part of a script, or a completely written script. But I don't even have a basic idea waiting to be told. I find comedy challenging.
So, I think, maybe I should try a new instructor and genre, something I haven't done yet, learn something new. I check out the one hour drama class. This is something I haven't done. Would like to learn how to do. The catch, you have to pick two new to newish one hour dramas to pitch ideas for and work on throughout the class. The problem, I have no clue what is on TV. One of the things I cut out to get more writing time is TV watching. I only catch a few select shows here or there and the ones I have been watching are old shows like NCIS and Criminal Minds. You can't just pull a show out of your hat as you need to at least understand the basics of the characters and arcs to be able to know what you are talking about in pitching a show. So, I'm looking through a current TV show lists to see if there is anything that I haven't been watching that I might like to watch.
That's my dilemma. And then a little voice in my head says, hey, those Kindles look awfully cool, why don't you just get one of those and skip the whole class thing?