Writing character descriptors is much like presenting them to the Queen. You are that person whispering into the Queen’s ear, telling her who is in line to greet her and why she should care.
Of all the tools at a screenwriter’s disposal, titles and character names are certainly not the most important. But they still go a long way to making your script stand out, either positively or negatively. Learn how to differentiate between the two.
Westerns suffer the same naysaying slathered all over romcoms that “Westerns are dead.” Except great Western films are out there just like any other genre.
Loki is the gold standard for villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What makes him stand out among all the others in Marvel's pantheon?
What hurts you deeply? What’s the most traumatic moment of your life? Jeff Leisawitz discusses tapping into core wounds through your characters to write a story that matters.
Joseph Cedar and Richard Gere discuss collaboration on 'Norman,' character backstories, sexual ambiguity, and the amazing healing powers of pickled herring.
Jen Grisanti explains how when we learn to fill the void in story and in life, we can guide the transformation of our characters to help them achieve their goals.
Paul Peditto offers strategies to help you with character development, down and dirty, Meetup.Com-style. Straight-forward character fixes guaranteed to elevate your story.
A common gripe among a lot of actresses is that they don’t find many strong female roles in the scripts they’re given, and so sometimes they seek out roles written for men. Cameron Chapman gives tips on writing compelling female characters.
Character emerges when a clear want comes up against conflict, which is when we begin to see what the character is made of, what the character values and hopes for, even basics of everyday thinking and personality.