Ken Biller and Noah Pink talk with Ramona Zacharias about writing the new biographical series on Albert Einstein and how they, with director Ron Howard, wanted to make this different from the standard biographical show. The new series on now airing on National Geographic.
Read full interview here: A deep dive into character: Ken Biller and Noah Pink on Genius
Caitlin Durante provides three key rules to effectively convey characters’ emotions in your stories and screenplays. She pulls examples from The Godfather, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Edward Scissorhands to help illustrate the points.
Read full article here: The Engine of Empathy: Three Ways To Convey Characters’ Emotions
Ken Lazer with Backstage provides five tricks to help actors get into character as you prepare to meet with a casting director or getting ready to go on stage.
Read full article here: 5 Ways to Get Into Character
Tim Long at SCRIPT discusses three ways plot can kill your story’s character development. He discusses that a writer’s first focus should be on developing the character and making them compelling and engaging to the audience. Once that is done, the plot will be better to work with and easier to direct.
Full article here: STORY DEVELOPMENT: How Plot Can Kill Your Character
Martha Alderson at Script Magazine shares some secrets on how to reveal your character’s backstory wound, which plays just as vital a role as the current story being told. The backstory is what helps explain to the audience the hows, whats, and whys of the character when the audience meets them and why this journey that character is on is so crucial.
Check out the full article here: How to Reveal Your Character’s Backstory Wound
Creating character arcs in one story can be challenging enough. But some of us writers just have too much wracking in our brains, so we create a series. Which begs the next question: how do you create and maintain character arcs across a series? K.M. Weiland at Helping Writers Become Authors provides insight and guidance on how to do that.
Click the link here to read the full article: How to Write Character Arcs in a Series
V Renee at No Film School uses the film American Beauty to discuss two big ways in which writers can create better characters for character-driven stories.
Read the full article here: What “American Beauty” Can Teach You About Character