Category Archives: More Writing: Pilots and Screenplays

Introducing Character

One of the things that most perplexed me about screenwriting was introducing my main character. Often, I find myself intimidated by getting seemingly one shot to introduce the protagonist that is supposed to lead us for the next hundred minutes of precious time. You don’t want to get it wrong, but after reading so many scripts, you wonder whether there is actually a “wrong.”

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I love research.

I’m researching my main character for my next screenplay. It’s a romantic comedy, and the main character is a drug dealer. Obviously.

Just for kicks, I searched “character traits of drug dealers” and found this AMAZEBALLS series on “How To Be A Drug Dealer”… and as illegitimate as the subject matter is, the guy at least sounds like he knows what he’s talking about.

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