Character Development

I am currently completing a screenwriting course with FutureLearn and the University of East Anglia.  They asked us to post our coursework for one exercise on our personal blogs.  You will be pleased to know that Hollywood hasn’t changed me.

The exercise requires us to post an outline to a character, as I have chosen to create a new screenplay, I shall merely let you guess precisely what the story is about.

By all means share your thoughts in the comments below.

List the characters main actions.  Start from the end of the film and work backwards.

SHITS HIMSELF

GETS HIS GUN

GETS ANGRY

TRIES TO SHIT

STOPS HIS TRUCK

HAS AN ARGUMENT

VISITS DOCTOR

HAS A SHIT

 

List the characters wants and needs.

He both wants and needs a shit

He needs medical help

He needs anger management classes

 

Describe the characters self opinion.

He thinks God hates him

He is just trying to survive

He is short-tempered

 

Describe how others see him

He is uneducated

He is tired

He is a miserable prick

He is arrogant

 

List any important physical characteristics

He is rarely shaven

He has panda eyes

He is underweight

He waddles quickly, like someone in need of a shit.

 

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