Sunday, October 18, 2015

Creating Screenplay Characters Everyone Wants to Know More About

Constructing the Main Character  

I started out in the entertainment industry writing plot/story driven screenplays. Enough years have passed that I will confess — 
Characters in my scripts were an afterthought.
My ideas/stories were original, and I was a good storyteller, allowing me to make a big splash in the industry. I set up several movie pitches for lots of money and I become a Professional Screenwriter. 

However, as time went on, many of the scripts based on my sold pitches weren’t getting made into movies, and I ended up facing a major challenge in my career as a screenwriter. 
I either needed to grow creatively as an artist or end up with the reputation of a hack who had a knack for great concepts/plots, but nothing else. 
So what did I do?