Ultimate Character Creation
Create dynamic, richly drawn characters audiences will love in this practical workshop for writers looking for an edge.
What you can learn.
- Identify what makes characters compelling and unforgettable
- Dive into writing unlikeable characters and villains, and strong supporting characters
- Focus on key scenes that reveal deep character traits
- Learn to craft backstory, psychology, and motivation into each character you write
About this course:Having a great story is crucial, but the key to selling your screenplay is character. You must have great characters. In this class, you learn how to create dynamic, exciting characters that audiences will love and actors will be dying to play (the real secret to selling and getting your screenplay made!). In this course, you analyze great movie characters, focusing on key scenes that make us fall in love with a character; examine unlikable characters, villains, and supporting characters; also, dive into narrative function, character arc, backstory, psychology and motivation, personality, and body language. Step by step, you build your characters through the use of weekly assignments, including exercises, worksheets, and scene writing, giving you the ultimate toolbox for creating truly great characters every time.
Spring 2021 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.