Ep#003 Character Descriptions

EP #003– How To Write Character Descriptions

In this, our second podcast episode, I discuss the importance of having good character descriptions.

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EPISODE #003–Writing Good Character Descriptions (SHOW NOTES)

RUN TIME about 29 minutes

The show is divided into four parts.

PART ONE: The Story

Why are we so captivated by really good television? Characters.

Where to begin? The character description.

PART TWO: The Topic of the Week.  

  • How character descriptions appear in scripts
    • The SCORECARD method
    • As the story unfolds
  • Descriptions that sound like the character

PART THREE: Your Homework

Here’s your homework:

  • Write some LOGLINES for a SERIES PREMISE that is sparked by a PHOTO YOU FIND.
  • Then, write at LEAST two character descriptions in the SCORECARD form, and make the description sound like you THINK the character might sound

PART FOUR: Your Questions

Today we take a question from KATIE, about how to manage a writer’s room to get the most work done.

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