small cast of characters

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kundeleni

small cast of characters

Postby kundeleni » Jul 20, 2008 8:31 pm

I love Dramatica. I've already plotted two of my first drafts and found plot holes. It's quite thorough, and I'll never write another screenplay without it.

I've recently started an outline for a new project. I only have four characters. Do they take on multiple roles at different times?

Eleni

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Re: small cast of characters

Postby Chris Huntley » Jul 21, 2008 10:33 am

Sure. Or you can make them complex characters, more abundantly rich in character functions than ususual.

Another option is to make groups, organizations, or even inorganic items like places or things into characters. All you need to do is to give them the attributes of a character, or attribute the characteristics to them, to make them function as "characters."
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Postby RUSHHOUR » Jul 21, 2008 10:47 am

I am sorry, I've been trying to post a question, couldn't found the right window for that.

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Re: small cast of characters

Postby kundeleni » Jul 21, 2008 11:20 am

Chris Huntley wrote:Sure. Or you can make them complex characters, more abundantly rich in character functions than ususual.

Another option is to make groups, organizations, or even inorganic items like places or things into characters. All you need to do is to give them the attributes of a character, or attribute the characteristics to them, to make them function as "characters."



Chris, thanks for the response! I can't believe I didn't think of making them complex characters. However, I am glad I posted because I never thought of using inorganic items. That will definitely work for the current screenplay I'm currently developing.

BTW, thanks for coming up with the Dramatica theory and software. It's been a BIG help for me in that it''s saved me a lot of time.

Keep up the great job!

Eleni


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