Mini-Camp Tues. May 31st: Character-Driven Storytelling
Tuesday, May 31st Mini-Camp via zoom–5-6:15pm, LA Time
“Acting is a license to misbehave.”
–Writers Boot Camp Founder Jeffrey Gordon
When you know Writers Boot Camp’s definition of the term misbehavior, your characterization–whether for principal characters or supporting–will become multi-dimensional. The essential difference between personality or disposition and misbehavior is behavior. That distinction will attract A-List cast.
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Please join Writers Boot Camp Founder, Jeffrey Gordon, via zoom for a Mini-Camp to discuss the activation of character and tools for cultivating the inherent layers of storytelling.
The main misconception about the definition of character-driven is the emphasis on personality or the abundance of characters in a project. Character-driven instead means that what happens to a person or what that person does in a story is based on who they are.
We’ll review the relevance of two of the unique terms and tools at Writers Boot Camp, Misbehavior and Dynamic Character. Your Main Character’s building-block misbehavior is a manner of linking action to meaning, the thematic point of the story. And that message, whether subtle or obvious, will be shown to the audience through the second-star, the character who spends the middle of the story (feature film or book) or storyline (TV pilot).
The great benefit of these tools is that they represent a way to ground your story–and they are also a way to write any scene within that story. Without being formulaic, they are empowering and worth the price of admission to Basic Training, which has supported more than 12,000 writers and filmmakers since 1989.
Misbehavior evolved from the need to establish a character arc, illustrating a change in the Main Character over the 2nd-Act Adventure in a movie. Of session, not every character is equally human and not every story requires profound change, especially in certain genres. That said, even a superhero may present self-reflection in a story.
In television, we tend to tune in precisely because characters do not change, though the application of key exercises can impact seasonal arcs and organic shifts in perception by characters. In advance, feel free to send questions to email@example.com. The Mini-Camp format will allow ample time for Q&A. Please RSVP at the link above and feel free to invite a friend or colleague who will benefit from what we do.