Tagged: character building
November 7, 2023 at 5:43 pm #178801Sally FamiliaModerator
Many playwrights and screenplay writers engage in writing exercises for character building. One of the most difficult ones is writing a character that the audience will fall in love with in one scene or less.
Do any characters come to mind as easily loveable or charming in a way that fulfills the requirements of this exercise?November 14, 2023 at 5:10 pm #179074Kylie LohseParticipant
For me, it’s Sasha from “Attack on Titan”. As soon as she’s introduced, you can tell she’s a super funny character that will be the perfect comic relief in such a heavy series. She’s seen eating a potato and being yelled at by her trainer when she joins the training for the survey corps. I think that Hajime Isayama, the author of the original series, knew that by making her do something unserious in a serious situation, she would immediatly be a light in the series.November 15, 2023 at 7:23 pm #179130Skyla CarmonParticipant
One character that comes to mind when thinking of easily loveable characters is Whitley Gilbert from “A Different World.” She wasn’t the easiest personality nor was she originally written in with the intention of being a fan favorite, but her performance on screen was one that still touches hearts and aches bellies with laughter generations later.November 22, 2023 at 2:29 am #179595Kamaria WilliamsParticipant
Honestly, quite a few characters are coming to mind but I’m going to settle on Carlton from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (the original, not the weird reboot that killed his character). While his cousin Will describes him as being super preppy and nerdy, he was one of the most loving and goofy characters within the Banks family that he became a fan-favorite. I can’t think of too many moments in specific, but a lot of his best moments come when he’s with Will. He’s the perfect contrast to Will’s straight-outta-Philly tough guy act that it makes him very endearing and innocent.November 27, 2023 at 4:34 pm #179798Karen LeeParticipant
A character that comes to mind for me is Percy Jackson. Since the book is written from his point of view, he is immediately able to get personal with the reader. His personality is relatable and funny, making him someone that similarly aged readers can get attached to. He starts off the story with grounded commentary on his situation and continues throughout with quips. This firmly establishes him as sarcastic and snarky in an endearing way.December 7, 2023 at 5:36 pm #180685Genesis JuarezParticipant
For me, it’s Ted Lasso from the TV show Ted Lasso. I love how easy it is to fall in love with him because of how the writers wrote him to be funny, fun, and loveable. Even in the first scene he’s in, you see him wanting to impact people’s lives specifically the soccer players’ lives. Despite being different from them, he tries to learn and adapt to them. I enjoyed seeing this character become a good influence on everyone around him, I also enjoyed how even in serious moments the things he says become more impactful.
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