Creating Individuals

One of the most frequent notes is “Your characters all sound the same”. That note isn’t just about dialogue, it’s about not having a clearly defined character. We tend to have a handle on our protagonists, it’s those other people. Why is this character in the story? How is their thought process different than the other characters? How to create supporting characters (and leads) who act and speak like individuals.


William C. Martell is a veteran writer and producer who has written over 20 produced screenplays and TV scripts for HBO, Showtime, Warner Bros. and many others. A prolific author of many bestselling screenwriting books, Bill's newest screenplay goes into production in August. Bill's classes at conferences and expos around the world are usually standing-room-only. 

Other classes at Story Expo by Bill:

The Villain's Plan

Dialogue To Die For

Writing Actions Scenes!