The biography work you do on your primary characters is essential to creating compelling characters. Sally B. Merlin explains how the more you know, the more they'll know.
There are many important ingredients in a screenplay: premise, plot, characters, dialogue, and so on. One of the most important is logic. Ray Morton shares some of the many ways logic functions in a screen narrative.
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.
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.
Tim Long discusses the importance of having an emotional core in your story.
Doug Richardson talks about unearthing the veneer and finding the noir beneath the surface.
Characters are engines that drive ideas into story. Each of the major character types plays a specific role. Now, let's talk about the reflection character.
WGA writer Michael Tabb illustrates and analyses the use of multiple mentor characters in a single screenplay.
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.