Paul Peditto examines famous movies with great character arcs to explore where the character arc begins, where does the character change, and where does he/she end up by the end of the story.
You’ve got the idea for what the story might be. You’ve also got, most likely, some or all of the characters populating this world already in your mind. Paul Peditto suggests writing out Character Biographies.
Paul Peditto discusses methods of deepening characters and character arcs.
Award-winning screenwriter and producer John Hill shows the value of dreaming up something in your script that just takes one second to see in order to reveal TONS of information about your character.
WGA writer Michael Tabb illustrates and analyses the use of multiple mentor characters in a single screenplay.
Danny Manus explains how the god-like power of the screenwriter demands building your world of your script in an original and compelling way.
Characters are engines that drive ideas into a story. Each of the major character types plays a specific role in that process. Michael Tabb highlights THE MENTOR.
Characters are engines that drive ideas into a story. Each of the major character types plays a specific role in that process. Third is THE LOVE INTEREST.
A professional, WGA Writer bats around the logistical question of the protagonist also being the antagonist in a script. Can a hero also be the villain?