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Let's talk about "Character Development"

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    January 22, 2024 8:31 AM PST

    I want to start a conversation about “Character Development”.

    I am curious to hear your thoughts on your approach to this. How do you develop your character? How do you give depth to dialogues and stories? How do you use your characters to awaken emotions in the viewers of the short / feature film that you are writing the script for?

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    February 5, 2024 10:16 AM PST

    That's a great question! I think the best way to develop characters is first to give them a fatal flaw, something they have to overcome within themselves to achieve their overall goal. The true reality is nobody goes from point A to point B easily, so the protagonist has to face many challenges that test their fatal flaw. Of course, most of the time, the protagonist will fail, but by the end of Act 2, they realize what they must do to achieve their goal.