Dating Your Character: A Sexy Guide to Screenwriting
Marilyn R. Atlas, Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein, Elizabeth Lopez
Dating Your Character, the inventive how-to screenwriting book, provides a map of eight creative stepping-stones that point the way to a thriving writer-character relationship. Just as a therapist can help with “educating your awareness,” to explore traits, memories and obsessions and thrashing them out for their root causes, writers must always search for underlying meaning in details that evoke the essence of their Character. The “Dating Your Character” approach is grounded in the need to drill down from generalities into visually imagined, metaphor-embedded specifics. It’s a fertile way to begin the process of characterization.