We always recommend approaching problems with the protagonist by marrying his/her flaw to the plot.
It’s Annie’s character, for example, that causes the plot in Bridesmaids to happen the way it does. A different woman than Annie might just carry out her Maid of Honor duties without a hitch and have a blast doing so, but Annie doesn’t.
Here are some resources that will help you strengthen your protagonist, antagonist, stakes character and minor characters:
- The Missing Link In the Conflict Between Your Protagonist and Antagonist
- Why Your Script Characters Feel Flat and How to Fix It
- Why Creating A Character Bio Isn’t a Good Starting Point and What To Do Instead
- Screenplay Character Arc and Demystifying a Character’s Wants and Needs
- How to Stress-Test Your Main Character by Adding a Fatal Flaw
- Make Screenplay Character Development 100x Easier With This #1 Hack
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