Watch 19. Tears for days: How to make the audience care

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19. Tears for days: How to make the audience care

From Zero to Hero: Write Your Short in 30 Days • 3m 1s

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  • 20. The bigger the baddie, the bolder...

    Your villain is what makes your hero stand out and dazzle. Whatever shape your antagonist takes, you want it to be crafted just as well as the protagonist is.

  • 21. Enter late – get out early.

    It’s the golden rule that’ll keep your screenplay tighter than Terry Cruz’s abs: Get in late and leave early.

    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!

  • 22. Bourne again: Infuse your charact...

    You’ve crafted multidimensional characters who feel real & relatable, and you’ve given them a journey worth caring about. What’s next?

    You want to infuse those suckers with some serious motivation!

    A character’s motivation is something to which viewers try to relate. They want to understand...