This weekend I was at the SCBWI Mid-Atlantic conference, which was fantastic. Being a west coaster, trying to fall asleep at a decent hour on the East Coast was not working for me so I flipped on the TV and watched (until 2am) 50 First Dates. This was probably the 8th time I've seen this movie, but I saw in it things I didn't see the last 7 times. And it got me thinking....
I watch romantic comedies over and over again. ...4 Wedding and a Funeral, You've Got Mail, Failure to Launch, Jerry McGuire, Maid of Honor, The Wedding Singer, Bridget Jones Diary, Moonstruck, Hitched, The American President, Runaway Bride, What Women Want, The Wedding Planner, Must Love Dogs, The Holiday, The Goodbye Girl, Pillow Talk, Barefoot in the Park, Who's Coming to Dinner?, 40 Year Old Virgin, Sabrina, Benny & Joon, The Devil Wears Prada, Love Actually, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Dates, 27 Dresses, Shakespeare in Love, While You Were Sleeping, About a Boy, Juno, Shallow Hal, Enchanted....this list goes on and on.
If you have a ROMANTIC COMEDY FOR TEENS, I want to read it! I will probably want to read it over and over again!
Contemporary, mystery, paranormal, historical, sci-fi.....doesn't matter---it is about characters--soul-searching, groin-yearning, heart thumping, heart breaking, fast paced, laugh out loud, cry out loud, make me want to be your character ROMANCE!
Bring it on!