Creating memorable characters with character development software and books
Well-rounded, memorable characters are the lifeblood of your screenplay. These are the folks whose actions and motivations set your screenplay apart in the eyes of people in the know. You must, therefore, create characters unlike all others to inhabit your imaginary world. Think of Forrest Gump, Otta Mae Brown, E.T. — to name a few! Will you create the next memorable character? Give it a try with character development tools.
Character Pro challenges you to look beyond name, age and occupation. It beckons you to peer deep into the personalities and psychology of your characters. Grasp the knowledge of why they do the things they do and why they don't. Only when you understand your characters will your characters deliver. Character Pro software is a speedy and simplified approach to characterization. Your answers to a series of fill in the blank and multiple choice questions prompts the software to build character profiles — layer by layer. You then edit and refine these profiles to fit the specifics of your screenplay. It bridges the gap between human behavior and technology. Result — beautifully crafted, robust characters with your personal stamp.
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Writing Great Characters: The Psychology of Character Development in Screenplays
Author Michael Halperin provides screenwriters with easy to understand, logical method for building screenplay characters. Good for novice and seasoned writers.
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Creating Unforgettable Characters
Creating Unforgettable Characters shows screenwriters how to build strong, multidemsional characters. The book covers backstory, psychology, relationships and much, much more. There are also interviews from today's top writers.
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Blueprint for Screenwriting: A Complete Writer's Guide to Story Structure and Character Development
This 168 page book helps screenwriters create story and characters by building a "blueprint". The book explores characters' emotional and psychological states.
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Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay
Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay takes the writer through a step-by-step process for developing stronger, more imaginative characters. The book includes a 14-week "character building" tutorial.
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45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters
45 Master Characters explores the most common male and female archetypes which include: Aphrodite — The Seductive Muse and the Femme Fatale, Hestia — The Mystic and the Betrayer, Apollo — The Businessman and the Traitor, Ares — The Protector and the Gladiator and others. This books also features 45 black and white movie stills and line art.
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