How to Create Three-Dimensional Characters From a One-Dimensional Character1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
One-dimensional characters will sink your script. Three-dimensional characters will make it shine. How?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the characters in your script feel too written, too contrived, like they don’t exist in the real world. For many beginning writers, creating characters that pop off the page and grip the reader is incredibly hard.
The one major note I wind up giving younger writers is that a lot of their characters feel one-dimensional. The goal is to create ones that feel like they’re a part of our world, or three-dimensional characters.
Multi-dimensional characters are the lifeblood of storytelling—you absolutely need them in your screenplay.
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