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As you’re writing your screenplay, the most important character to write is the protagonist. But you have several choices - is he also the main character? Does the protagonist change or remain steadfast? How do you write a character the audience will care about?  How can flaws help the protagonsit solve the story problem?
Knowing the answers to these question will help you craft a compelling character, so in this module, we’re going to explore techniques for writing a strong, multi-dimensional protagonist.


  •  33:13 video full of dozens of tips and techniques for writing a strong protagonist
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • The role of the protagonist
  • How the role of the protagonist and the role of the main character varies
  • How to create a real, dimensional protagonist
  • How to avoid cliche
  • How to create change in the protagonist and develop a strong character arc
  • How to write a steadfast protagonist
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