ep#004–Getting Characters Talking

EP #004– Getting Characters Talking

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

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EPISODE #004–Getting Characters Talking (SHOW NOTES)

RUN TIME about 15 minutes

The show is divided into four parts.

PART ONE: The Story

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

Write realistic characters by scripting realistic sounding dialog.

PART TWO: The Topic of the Week.  

  • Make your characters talk to you by asking questions

PART THREE: Your Homework

Here’s your homework:

  • Observation listening exercise

PART FOUR: Your Questions

Today we take a question from ROBERT, about how much character description to use when bringing in a new character.

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