A Character Checklist

So, we’ve done a lot of talking about characters, who they are, how they function and what they add to your story.  But how do you know you’re on the right track?  Here’s a list of questions about your characters.  If you can answer all these questions with clear, simple and specific examples, you’re on your … More A Character Checklist

More Character Thoughts: Backstory, Present and Forward

A character lives in the current moment of a story.  How they arrived at the point is dictated by their backstory.  The events, decisions and choices of their past are what has led them to this moment. The choices that character makes in a story are based on those prior moments plus the ones experienced … More More Character Thoughts: Backstory, Present and Forward

Plot vs Character

Hey All, Thanks for allowing me to digress into the business applications of storytelling.  Let’s get back to what we intended to do — breaking down screenwriting into snackable bites.  So far, we have discussed the issues of plot and structure.  But stories are about people doing heroic and noble things.  So, which is more … More Plot vs Character