Creating The Ultimate Protagonist

$149.00

In this digital course, I will help you elevate your basic skills of creating a protagonist into a fully fleshed out and unique character so that you have a better chance at reaching your screenwriting goals.

Often times writers like to dive right into the plot when telling a story, but what’s a story without a compelling protagonist or hero to give it purpose? This course will help you transform your basic character into a memorable protagonist the audience can identify with. You will also receive:

Description

Plot grows out of character.

Characters are story. Your protagonist is your most important character. In this course you will learn how to create the best of both.

Character, Plot & Theme

Learn how character is connected to plot, theme and more.

Empathy

Learn how to create a protagonist the audience can identify or empathize with.

Character Arcs & Growth

Learn how to create a character who grows, learns and evolves from when we first meet them.

Conflict

Learn the importance of conflict and how it should fuel every action your protagonist makes.

Archetypes & Tropes

Learn how to use character archetypes and tropes to your advantage and avoid dull cliches.

And More

Learn from popular movie examples, video lectures, downloads and articles.

Digital Course Lesson Plan

70+ minutes of on-demand video, interactive quizzes and self assignments.

Character Basics

Getting Started: Internal vs External Conflict

Six Types of Character Conflict You Should Know

Interactive Quiz

Course Assignment

How To Give Your Protagonist A Purpose

Character Goals

Character Stakes

Balancing the Goals & Stakes

Interactive Quiz

Course Assignment

Learning Your Protagonist's Growth & Journey

Wants vs Needs

Giving Your Protagonist Obstacles

Character Arcs (pt 1)

Character Arcs (pt 2)

Interactive Quiz

Course Assignment

Fleshing Out The Details On Your Protagonist

Using Character Archetypes As A Starting Point

Making Your Protagonist Three Dimensional

Giving Your Characters A Backstory

Free e-Book Download (How to Name Your Fictional Characters)

Creating Your Protagonist’s Supporting Characters

Interactive Quiz

Course Assignment

Are Your Characters This Interesting?

Creating the Ultimate Protagonist - Screenwriting Online Course
Creating the Ultimate Protagonist - Screenwriting Online Course
Creating the Ultimate Protagonist - Screenwriting Online Course
Creating the Ultimate Protagonist - Screenwriting Online Course
Creating the Ultimate Protagonist - Screenwriting Online Course
Creating the Ultimate Protagonist - Screenwriting Online Course
Creating the Ultimate Protagonist - Screenwriting Online Course
Creating the Ultimate Protagonist - Screenwriting Online Course
Creating the Ultimate Protagonist - Screenwriting Online Course
Creating the Ultimate Protagonist - Screenwriting Online Course
Creating the Ultimate Protagonist - Screenwriting Online Course
Creating the Ultimate Protagonist - Screenwriting Online Course

Think of your main characters as dinner guests. Would your friends want to spend two hours with the characters you’ve created? Your characters can be lovable, or they can be evil, but they’d better be compelling.

Plot is what keeps you going when you watch a movie or read the script, but character is what stays with you. One without the other will keep your story from being the best that it could possibly be, so you'd better not neglect character.

Frequently asked questions

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone from beginners and up who want to learn more about character development. It’s also for anyone on their screenwriting journey who just wants to learn as much as possible.

What if I'm a novel writer?

You’ll need to learn the basics of screenwriting (either through my other course or anywhere else), but the information taught in this course is for you too!

What is included with my purchase?

You get my popular e-book for FREE to download. It’s called “How To Name your Fictional Characters” and has several tips and over 2,500 examples for you to choose from.

How can I get support after purchasing?

If you have any issues with your purchase, please feel free to contact me through the website at any time.