Paula Landry explains how you can improve plot with character development by adding quirks, flaws and foibles.
Tim Long explores the narrative significance of an opening scene, sharing clips from films to demonstrate the power of a great start to a story.
Tim Long discusses the pitfalls of putting plot before character.
Paula Landry demonstrates how to create great characters by channeling the genius of actors into your writing. Using talents like actor Gene Wilder to inspire you can fuel your writing.
Tim Long discusses the importance of having an emotional core in your story.
What makes us root for a character? Jeanne Veillette Bowerman explores character motivation, their conflicts, and finding compassion as a writer and human.
Script Angel's Hayley McKenzie looks at how screenwriters can use psychology and personality theories to develop character.
Love of community can be the plot or sub-plot; it can be the driver of a character’s actions or it can be the background against which your story is played.
Drew Yanno discusses the ins and outs of writing the buddy picture.