Creating Characters

Creating dynamic characters is essential to a screenplay’s success. Your protagonist has to be likeable and compelling in order for the script reader or a movie-going audience to want to follow him through the story’s journey. Not only do characters have to be engaging, they need to evolve. Your protagonist must evolve in some way in order to achieve their outer goal or why bother watching the film? Learn how to create compelling characters and evolve them to new levels to enhance your screenplay.

WHY SPEC SCRIPTS FAIL: Dilemma in Story

The dictionary defines dilemma as a situation with a choice to be made in which neither alternative is acceptable. Two equally unacceptable alternatives—two equally painful choices. Stewart Farquhar shares tips for creating dilemma in story for both the antagonist and protagonist.