Watch 18. “Earl Grey, hot”: Craft characters you can believe in.

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18. “Earl Grey, hot”: Craft characters you can believe in.

From Zero to Hero: Write Your Short in 30 Days • 5m 12s

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    Just because you’ve thought of an interesting main character doesn’t mean audiences will give a damn if they live or die. You might think adorning your character with interesting traits and making them seem as real as possible would be enough to make an audience care, but that just isn’t always so.

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    Cut as much as you can out of the beginning and end of each scene and see if it still works. As soon as the goal of each scene is achieved, get out of there!