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Script Writing Articles About Characters

Unlikable Main Characters

Screenwriter, teacher and script consultant Erik Bork explains how sometimes empathy is more important than likability.

How to Develop Characters Intuitively

Writer, writing coach and blogger Lauren Sapala delves into character observation to help build more complex three-dimensional characters and story.

Creating Wonderfully Wicked Villains

Clinical Psychologist Carolyn Kaufman peers through the psychological looking glass to shed some light on what makes fiction villains tick.

Creating Movie Characters That Jump Off The Page

Screenwriter and author Robert Gregory Browne gives some insightful advice on effective character development.

The Hero's Role in Screenwriting

Quigly Down Under scribe John Hill discusses the traditional Hero's place in contemporary film-making.

Writing Characters Using Conflict & Backstory

Corey Blake delves into character development for screenplays.

Creating Believable Villains For Your Story & Screenplay

Screenwriter & author Skip Press delves into the mind of the villain.

Transformational Character Arcs: Part 1

The Unknown Screenwriter begins an excellent series of articles about creating three-dimensional characters and engaging story arcs.

Transformational Character Arcs: Part 2 - Personality Types

The Unknown Screenwriter discusses common personality types.

Transformational Character Arcs: Part 3 - Personality Types

The Unknown Screenwriter continues his discussion of common personality types.

Transformational Character Arcs: Part 4 - Personality Types

The Unknown Screenwriter discusses more common personality types.

Transformational Character Arcs: Part 5 - Personality Types

The Unknown Screenwriter talks about more of the common personality types.

Transformational Character Arcs: Part 6 - Building Your Character

The Unknown Screenwriter focuses on building your character bio and arc.

Transformational Character Arcs: Part 7 - The Protagonist's Fatal Flaw

The Unknown Screenwriter discusses the protagonist's fatal flaw.

Transformational Character Arcs: Part 8 - Theme

The Unknown Screenwriter discusses character and theme.

Transformational Character Arcs: Part 10 - Recap

The Unknown Screenwriter concludes his series on transformational character arcs with a comprehensive recap of what has been discussed.

Your Protagonist: Likability and the Finish Line

Screenwriter and professional script reader Monica Partridge discusses designing your screen story's central character.

Three Great Ways To Find Your Main Character's Flaw

British screenwriter and script editor Dave Herman explains how your protagonist's story arc and character flaw should be intrinsically linked.

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