The Way of Character – How to write people that audiences and readers will remember
with Jeff Arch
A master class in creating unforgettable characters. There are no secrets, there are no tricks, there is only the creation, from the ground up, of authentic human beings that readers will identify with, and follow from the very first pages all the way through to the final fade. Whether it’s a novel, a screenplay or stage play, stories are about people—people who want things, who go after them, who succeed and fail—not because of outside circumstances, but because of how your characters respond to them, and continue going forward, no matter what. Because it’s the “no matter what” that makes us who we are, and makes or breaks every great story. In real life, and on the page. That’s what authenticity is about, and that’s what’s common to every great story.