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Creating A Great Character Arc

At a Glance

  • During this webinar, you will learn how a character grows from one emotional extreme to another, developing a deep bond with the audience
  • Discover how set backs and reversals on that journey create rooting interest for your protagonist
  • Uncover how professional screenwriters use minor characters to make that emotional journey even stronger

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

When we study successful films, the one constant is that the audience feels deeply for the protagonist. But how does a screenwriter accomplish that? This webinar will show you how professionals use specific techniques to construct their protagonist’s character arc and in so doing, develop a story that is based on character, not plot.

The webinar will be taught by Glenn M. Benest, award winning screenwriter and one of Los Angeles’ most popular instructors of screenwriting workshops.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The step-by-step construction of a convincing character arc
  • How starting from one emotional extreme and building to its opposite has the greatest impact
  • The importance of giving your protagonist a real dilemma
  • The power of creating a flawed anti-hero
  • How to use the plot to “slam” your protagonist with the very thing they’re hiding from
  • How you can use subplots to make your character’s journey as dramatic as possible

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Writers who are strong with plot but need help with character development
  • Beginning screenwriters who want to understand the basics of developing a grippping, emotional story
  • More advanced writers who want a road map to create unforgettable characters
  • Writers who want to break the mold of formulaic writing

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Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

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The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Glenn M. Benest

Glenn M. Benest is an award-winning writing producer with seven produced screenplays, including two that were directed by Wes Craven. His independent film, HUNGRY HEARTS, was nominated for numerous awards at film festivals throughout the country and is being distributed internationally by Shoreline Entertainment. Mr. Benest is a celebrated lecturer and instructor and his professional screenwriting workshops have launched six feature films, including SCREAM and EVENT HORIZON.

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