character evolution

Meet the Reader: ‘Unlikeable’ Characters

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! I recently read a screenplay about a really terrible man – a self indulgent drug addict and dealer who lies and cheats and steals; verbally abuses his girlfriend; runs over a child with his car; and then flees the scene. At...

How to Reveal Your Character’s Backstory Wound

By Martha Alderson aka Plot Whisperer Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! A character’s backstory directly impacts her front story by the beliefs and people she was raised with, her education, her emotional development. Often something in her backstory caused a wound—either physical, psychic, or both. Anything in...

Script Angel: Giving Your Characters A Hard Time

Hayley McKenzie is a Script Editor and founder of Script Angel, helping screenwriters elevate their craft and advance their screenwriting career. Follow her on Twitter @scriptangel1. I’ve written here before about the importance of creating memorable characters  and the next step is making sure that your story gives your fabulous characters...