Writing Conflicted Characters: How to Dramatize Mixed Motives & Other Contradictions


The first thing we ask of our characters is: What do they want? But complex characters are often torn by divided loyalties and “double binds” that can paralyze them or oblige choices they fear may go horribly wrong. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to dramatize such conflicting motivations without trapping the character in a maze of indecision.