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ABOUT THIS MODULE

The act of writing is much more than simply creating characters -  it’s about writing real people with real fears, ambitions, strengths and weaknesses.  But although you need to be able to create real, believable people, every choice you make when creating them needs to support the story. Who they are helps them confront the plot, learn more about themselves and ultimately succeed or fail. Their background gives them the tools and experienced they need to confront the conflict, and most importantly, their tragic flaw gives their story a personal arc. So, in this module, we’re going to discuss how to create personality and backstory.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 29:49 video that walks you through the process of developing your character's personality
  • Illustrated companion guide

LEARN

  • How movies represent a snippet of a character's life
  • How to use the Myers Briggs to create realistic characters
  • How to develop an effective backstory
  • How to ensure the character traits you create properly support the story
"This would be an excellent way to support a production course — and it gives students a way to easily review basic concepts."
 
   - Richie Sherman,
     Pennsylvania State University
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