Posted by: steveonfilm | January 3, 2008

What Makes Good Character? – Exercise Five: Summary

This exercise is relatively small, at least compared to the last one, sheesh, but extremely significant. It lays the ground work of your main character.

There are four parts to this exercise, but since it’s small I’m not going to split each part into its own exercise.

Part one, what is the dramatic need of our main character?

Part two, what is your character’s point of view?

Part three, what is your character’s attitude?

Part four, what change, if applicable, does your character go through?

Each of these should be summed up in a a few sentences. However, if you want a break down on what defines all four of these parts you’ll have to buy the book.

Syd says this part is more about thinking than writing, and I have no reason to doubt that.




  1. […] If you want to see what they’re all about, you can check my old posts on exercises five here, exercise six here, and exercise seven here. I’ve done a lot of what these exercises cover in […]

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