Free Class: Dirtying Up Your Character with Authors and Book-to-Film Producers Marilyn Atlas and Elizabeth Lopez | August 15, 2022

The authors of the book Dating Your Character believe that all character work should actively explore your protagonist’s potential for more selfish, problematic dark impulses.

It’s important to recognize your protagonist’s flaws, trauma and past history to round out their motivation and provide opportunities for action that shows them regress from their stated goals.

Join them as they lead in-class writing exercises to round out their discussion of TV and film examples of fascinating protagonists who fall along the spectrum from flawed antihero to outright baddie. All participants should be familiar with FX’s “The Old Man,” “Gone Girl” and HBO’s “Succession.”

Can’t make it live? Register now and the replay will be waiting for you. 

This event is hosted by our sister site, The Manuscript Academy.