Episode 57 - Outstanding performance in a supporting role - making your supporting characters excellent

February 18, 2016 00:15:21
Episode 57 - Outstanding performance in a supporting role - making your supporting characters excellent
The Creative Writer's Toolbelt
Episode 57 - Outstanding performance in a supporting role - making your supporting characters excellent

Feb 18 2016 | 00:15:21

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It's no surprise that many of the principles that we use to develop our lead characters also apply to our supporting cast. The critical objectives with our supporting characters are the same, we need to create characters with a strong, believable essence, and clear goals and motivation, and then we need to deploy them effectively to support both the main characters and the story. We can do this by ensuring these characters have a strong backstory, even if they have just a walk on part, and we can draw on a range of sources including our imagination, caricature, and people we know in real life to build the composite character for our story.

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