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Write to TV, 2nd Edition by Martie Cook

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CREATING COMPLEX AND COMPELLING CHARACTERS

 

Without a doubt, the most important component of any story is the characters. Characters are the force that drives the story forward. They are what hooks an audience in. Without interesting, well-defined characters, your story won’t work because the audience won’t care. Therefore, it is imperative that you create multi-dimensional characters. Multi-dimensional characters are characters with many layers. Like most human beings, they are not perfect. They have flaws and weaknesses that occasionally lead them astray and get them into trouble, yet these same flaws and weaknesses make them relatable.

“A dynamic character is someone who has an agenda and takes action to further it. ...

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