If you're writing about disabled characters and you are not disabled, develop these characters beyond their abilities to tell an authentic story. Consider a disability part of a character's makeup, not the driving engine for your screenplay.
Likability alone will not make your protagonist appealing. But, never fear. Staton Rabin shares specific techniques you can learn for making your heroes engaging.
In her pursuit to create 'good men,' screenwriter Belinda Downey explores four recurring male archetypes in the news who began with normal lives but steered in an amoral direction and ended up dead or in jail.
Anne-Cecile Ville explores the way we create female character bias in movies and how to go about it a different way.
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.
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.
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.