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Character Checklist for Screenwriters

Part of the Screenwriting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

In most screenplays, the characters drive the action, so as a screenwriter, you need to make your characters consistent and compelling. To help get a feel for your characters, decide where each character stands on the following characteristics:

A very distinct and detailed physical form? Opinions, beliefs, and world views?
A job or way to earn a living? Friends and/or confidants?
A place to return to at the end of the day? A strong external antagonist?
A safe place to relax? Equally strong internal obstacles?
Locations he loves, loathes, and fears? Talents and the opportunity to express them?
Concrete, positive goals? Unique and age-old routines?
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