Summon the character’s spirit


Describe their words and actions and the unique details in how they say/do them so that the reader gets a glimpse of how wonderfully and spectacularly weird they are. For example, if you’re writing a profile on Wall Street trader Nassim Taleb, include the fact that he repeatedly and affectionately calls one of his employees “lazy” but in a way that actually means “genius.”

How to Write Compelling Characters Your Reader Will Love

4 Ways to Write a Compelling Character


In this video I explore one of the most overlooked aspects of screenwriting, "Want Vs. Need", and apply it to Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, and Toy Story.

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