How to write memorable character introductions that audiences instinctively connect with
How to implement 15 different character likeability techniques to build empathy with your audience
No prerequisites required!
Whether you are new to screenwriting or have been writing creative scripts for a while, it can be easy to overlook some of storytelling's most essential building blocks. If your novel or movie script has an incredible plot with pitch perfect scenes, but you haven't consciously written for your audience many upfront reasons to like your characters - mainly your protagonist - your screenplay or book will fall flat.
Even if your characters redeem themselves by the end of the story, the first fifteen minutes - the character introductions - are absolutely crucial to character likeability, and character likeability is absolutely crucial to the success of your project.
This class dives deep into multiple techniques professional writers and novelists use to create a bond between the audience and fictional characters. Empathy, comedy, and mystery just scratch the surface of successful techniques used in character introductions and this class gives you many practical tools you can write into your story today. We will also look at a case study of Marty McFly in Back to the Future to see how the screenwriter made Marty so gosh darn likeable!
The objective is to use these writing techniques to make your audience care about your characters as much as you do.
Who this course is for:
Any writer, aspiring or professional, who wants to hone their craft of screenwriting, novel writing, or any other creative writing style
4 sections • 6 lectures • 38m total length
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