Course curriculum

  • 1

    Heroes, goals, and obstacles

    • What is a story?

    • How and why to read scripts

    • Read the screenplay "Bergman Manor"

    • Heroes

    • Goals

    • Obstacles

    • Does it matter?

    • Brainstorming heroes and goals

    • Exercise: Brainstorming five original hero-goal pairs

  • 2

    Developing compelling characters

    • The Hero Questions

    • Exercise: Answering the Hero Questions for an existing character

    • Exercise: Answering the Hero Questions for an original character

    • Dr. Showers' Eight Character Traits

    • Exercise: Finding Dr. Showers' Eight Character Traits for your original character

    • Character defining moments

    • Exercise: Discovering your character's defining moments

Course materials

A downloadable electronic copy of Bergman Manor is included in the price of the course and will be provided to learners after enrollment. A paperback copy may be purchased from Amazon or any other major retailer.

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