The most important thing when building your cast of characters, per WGA Screenwriter, author, and MFA educator, Michael Tabb, is that each one serves a purpose. In addition, these characters need to revolve around your premise, which is your theme or message. What are you trying to say with your work? To execute on this premise, you must create a cast of characters to act out your points. Tabb believes every good story should contain five primary character types: 1) the protagonist, 2) the antagonist, 3) the mentor, 4) the ally, and 5) the love interest. From there, you must build the plot, the problem at hand, and the goal or drive of the story to bring together your vision.
Yes indeed and I so much need it for my writing.
Glad you found this helpful. We so appreciate experts like Michael sharing what they know. and have learned.
This is so helpful. This is the best explanation I've been looking for. Thank you so much Mr. Tabb, greatly appreciate you.
INNER JOURNEY - To Have Perfect Behaviour For Jesus. OUTER JOURNEY - To Find The Best Environment For Me To Live Where I Don't Know Anybody Having Less Problems Based On My Behaviour According To The Spiritual Law. Jesus is my mentor letting me know how to achieve my purpose by following his rules against Mario the antagonist placed at the bottom. I'm debating whether my love interest will be in my sales story or not as I keep moving forward with the related lady. So far, my Spiritual Love interest is Jesus Christ.
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