Flawsome

No matter how much you love your main character remember, nobody’s perfect.

Perfect characters are boring – audiences respond to flaws, it makes characters relatable. Flaws don’t have to be fatal – sweetness, humbleness, and charity, or any trait carried to extreme, can be a flaw.

Once the flaw is determined ask:

What’s the worst situation he/she can find themselves in?

Then:

What would the first reaction be when the flaw is challenged and how can they turn that flaw into an asset when there’s no place else to turn?

I love mashed up of words when they make sense;

A flawsome individual is someone who embraces their flaws and knows they are awesome regardless.

We should all be so lucky.

 

For a few months now, I’ve been posting writing tips over at Stage 32 and it was stupid of me not to re-post them here for those who may not be active on the stage.

So I will post digests for the next few weeks here, until I get them caught up and they can work in sync. You don’t have to be a member of Stage 32 to read these, (just ‘x’ out of the pop-up that asks you to sign up), but hey, while you’re there — it’s a great place for happy writers.

Enjoy.

Creative Tips Digest #2

Tone

https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip-64

 

Exaggerate Precisely

https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip-10

 

Technically Speaking, your characters need space

https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip-9

 

Character Beliefs

https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip-2

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